Patios FAQ

New patios should be sealed to help and protect the surface, this should be done every other year. Any spills should be removed as soon as possible to avoid staining. The patio should be cleaned from any fallen fruit or flowers from nearby trees as these may stain as well.

Older patios can be cleaned and have the joint sand removed. Any un level pavers can be fixed and new joint sand can be installed. The patio can be sealed at this time to help bring out the color and protect the surface.

Pavers can flex when the ground freezes, they will return to their original height when the ground thaws out. If concrete is pushed up when the ground freezes it may crack and not return to its original position.

Improperly installed jointing sand can allow weeds to take root. When joint sand is installed properly it is compacted into the joints until it cannot be penetrated easily with a screwdriver and it is then wetted to activate the polymers that harden the sand. The sand must be wet all the way down to the bottom of the paper.

Permeable pavers are pavers built on a stone base that water can flow through, the paver joints are filled in with small rock to filter rainfall and runoff. This pavement is especially useful in low lying areas with drainage problems or to get around previous surface regulations.

Yes, this can be done to bring new life to a front entryway while avoiding the cost of a complete demolition. The downside of overlaying a concrete patio is the pavers will not be able to flex as the ground freezes. If the concrete is in poor condition we recommend removing it starting from scratch.

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