Paver installation has become one of our most popular hardscaping services over the past few years. But even though they’re hot all over our area, we still get a ton of questions about different types of pavers. We’re here to answer some of the most common questions we get about pavers and paver installation.
What are pavers made of?
Let’s start with the basics. Pavers can be made out of a variety of different materials, but natural stone, brick or concrete are the most common options. Before buying pavers, speak to our specialists at MSE Hardscape Design and Installation to learn about all of your different material options.
How should I choose pavers for my property?
There are a ton of things to consider when you’re choosing between different types of pavers. Some items to think about include the look you’re trying to achieve, the current aesthetics of your outdoor space and your overall budget. For example, concrete pavers are one of the most affordable options, but they might not look as nice in your space as brick or natural stone options.
What are the uses of pavers?
One of the reasons pavers are so popular with our clients is that they can be employed in many different ways. Clients often use pavers in their backyards for their patios or as walking paths through their gardens. We also install pavers in the driveway as an alternative to concrete or asphalt.
How are pavers installed?
The first step in installation is clearing the ground where the pavers will eventually go. Next, professionals put down a layer of gravel and a layer of sand that act as a base. The area will then be leveled before the pavers are actually laid down. We may also add edging stones along the outside of the new patio or driveway to secure the structure.
Can I install pavers by myself?
While the project might not sound all that hard, we always recommend hiring a professional to install the different types of patio stones. Bringing in a professional ensures the end product looks great and that the stones will stand the test of time. Additionally, professionals can complete the project much faster than you can on your own.
How can I maintain my pavers?
While you shouldn’t install pavers by yourself, you will need to perform a little bit of maintenance to ensure they look their best. Be sure to regularly sweep debris off the surface and hose the pavers down when they get dirty. You should also check for any signs of damage and call a professional to replace any cracked or damaged pavers.
Who should install my pavers?
The answer to this one is easy: get in touch with MSE Hardscape Design and Installation to perform your exterior hardscaping work. We offer competitive rates for all of our hardscaping services, and we install a wide range of different types of patio stones. Give us a call today to get a free quote for your next hardscaping project.