Interlocking stone or paver can be made of a variety of materials, in some cases it is a natural stone that is cut to a specific size, and in other cases it is similar to a casted brick. The installation of paver stones offers a multitude of patterns, and gives the space a new dimension of character.
Projects involving paver stones are very laborious but very rewarding, as the appearance can really let your property stand out from your neighbors. Installing pavers has previously been thought of as a cheap variation to concrete, manufacturers now offer very high end pavers that give projects a luxurious look, and in some cases can provide more pizazz than concrete.
Where Can Interlocking Stone Be Installed?
Interlocking stone can be installed as pretty well all locations around your house. It is a suitable material to be used on pathways in front of and alongside of houses. Interlock makes for a great patio, and with modern pavers can make for a very luxurious driveway. It can be used almost anywhere concrete would ordinarily be needed.
The Installation Process
The most important thing in the installation process, which is commonly overlooked, is the base that the pavers are going to be laid on. Laying pavers isn’t as simple as leveling the area and throwing the stones down, the underlying base is what will let the job look good for years to come. Depending on budget there are 2 solutions to this issue.
The first solution to setting the base is to remove 18 -20 inches of existing soil, and have that properly disposed of. The next step is to backfill the project area while establishing the grade with an appropriate granular material. Each application has a different requirement. Next a bedding substrate is laid and screeded, to the appropriate high, slope and dimensions. It’s at this point where we can begin laying the pavers.
An application which may have heavy vehicles being parked for long periods of time, may require a concrete base under the bedding substrate. This eliminates the change of sagging and is an effective method to preventing wheel ruts.
Once it’s time to start laying stones it’s important to determine the desired pattern. Paving stones offer a different dimension to any project, so it is important to convey that image to the installer.
After installation the next thing to choose is the color of the polymeric sand to go between the Paving stones. In some cases it is best to match the brick color, and in other cases a bit of contrast looks best. The function of the polymeric sand is to lock in the paving stones to eliminate the chances of movement, and to allow water to stay on the top layer of the pavers and run off. Without the polymeric sand the water has the ability to run under the paving stones and wash out the bedding substrate.
We can install any and all kinds of interlocking stone. We’ll help you pick stones that will look beautiful on your property, and we’ll install them with a purpose. It’s a beautiful alternative to regular concrete, and it keeps your home dry. All you need to do is call us.Back
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Remove & Restore Inc.
180 Second Road East, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 3J3