FAQ’s

Q: My pavers are spreading, what’s wrong?
A: Paver installation should start with the proper base material for the job. Crushed rock with
approximately 1 ½” of concrete or paver sand is recommended. Installation of proper edge restraints
is key to preventing spreading of pavers.

Q: What else do I need to know?
Pavers are manufactured in batches. A batch is approximately 300 to 500 square feet. It is possible
that colors may vary slightly in a batch.

Q: How can I stop the ants and weeds?
The best way to control ants and weeds growing in your pavers is to seal your pavers and use a
Polymeric Sand or Joint Sand Stabilizer. You can also use a weed killer, or an insecticide. These
will not stain your pavers

Q: Should I choose a color or a blend?
A: We feel it is almost always best to select a blend, as it will help hide dirt. But keep in mind that
there is no way to control the amount of each color used to make the blend. If you select a
Red/Tan/Charcoal blend, some of the travertine will look solid Red, some solid Tan, some solid
Charcoal but most will have portions of each. There is no way to determine how much of each
color you will receive.

Q: What is efflorescence?
A: Efflorescence is the white residue that can build up on your pavers surface . It is caused by the
natural salts that are part of the materials used to produce pavers. It is not a defect it naturally
goes away within a few weeks or it can be removed by special cleaning products.

Q: Can I replace my pavers if something was to chip or damage them?
A: A paver or group of pavers can be removed and replaced if needed with minimal disturbance
to the rest of the surface; we will leave extra pavers with the client.

Q: Is it necessary to seal my pavers?
A: It is not necessary to seal pavers. Sealing does however prevent fading of color and provides
a measure of protection from stains and weeds.

Q: What are thin pavers?
A: Thin pavers are a thinner version of concrete interlocking pavers. They are generally about
n inch thick and are commonly used as an overlay for poured concrete pool decks, sidewalks,
patios, and driveways.

Q: Can thin pavers be installed on top of a cracked concrete surface?
A: Yes, this is one of the most common uses of thin pavers. However, it is important that the
integrity of the existing surface be sufficient. This means that cracks larger than 1/4″ must be
patched first. If the surface has a number of cracks larger than 1/4″, or if the surface is generally
uneven, demolition of the existing surface may be necessary.

Q: Pavers or Concrete?
A: Pavers are environmentally friendly. If you have a repair to do underground, simply remove
the pavers in the area, complete the repair and replace them. With permanent concrete that
wouldn’t be so easy. Pavers are a flexible pavement, you will not have surface cracks that usually
occur with the use of regular concrete. Pavers also add resale value to your home.

Q: Are Pavers stronger than Concrete?
A: Pavers are stronger than regular poured concrete surfaces and are more durable. It can last
for generations to come with little maintenance.