By thebackyard13443074, Aug 9 2016 06:57PM
Have you ever thought about adding a new patio to your back yard? Knowing your contractor and choosing the right pavement type is a MUST.
Interlocking concrete pavers create a beautiful and durable pavement that should last a minimum of 30 years if installed correctly. Other types of pavement such as asphalt or poured concrete have a much shorter life.
Here are some answers to some questions you might have about paver installation.
•Is the pavers graded properly for proper drainage? Yes, the paved area will be sloped away from the house at a minimum of 2%.
•Will the aggregate base absorb or hold water? NO, when compacted properly, it’s density will minimize any deformation during freezing or thawing.
•Are the joints filled between the pavers? Yes with clean, fine sand.
•Do I need to seal the pavers? No, the pavers are extremely durable. But you may seal them to enhance the color and to prevent staining.
Remember, a well – designed area can depend on you taking the extra time to get the best possible results.
Backyard Gardeners offers Same-As-Cash financing.