Concrete pavers, also known as paving stones, are one of the most common outdoor flooring choices. Paving stones, like tiles, are produced in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors and are ready to be put on location. Here’s what you should know before installing them in your New Jersey home.
What Are Pavers?
Pavers are frequently placed on a foundation of compacted soil and sand. Since there isn’t any grout between the joints, concrete pavers provide a permeable surface that allows water to flow through. This also means that over time, they may shift, and weeds could develop between them.
Concrete Paver Styles
Pavers are available in a variety of textures and colors. One of the biggest advantages of pavers is that they can be removed and reinstalled, resulting in fewer future service disruptions.
Concrete pavers come in an enormous number of styles. Paver supplies are sometimes regionally specialized, so the same paver may not be accessible across the nation.
Paver colors may vary just like with other colored concrete or brick solutions. This can be due to minor changes in dye batches and the materials used.
Concrete Pavers Maintenance & Repair
Precast concrete pavers are less prone to crack, shift, or settle in ordinary foot or vehicle traffic when installed correctly. The compacted bed of aggregate beneath the pavers will help prevent settlement, and the joints between pavers will ensure they won’t crack from freezing or thawing.
Typical paver surface care consists of sweeping and rinsing the dirt and leaves away on a regular basis. You should use a pressure washer with the right cleaning solution for stains caused by heavy oil or grease. If the sand in the paver joints washes away as a result of erosion, you may need to replace it every two or three years.
If you contact ESPJ Construction today, we can offer you a free estimate of our specialty concrete services and help you find the best options for your home. You can fill out our easy-to-use form here.