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Paver Faq's
Q: What is the difference between "Clay Pavers & Concrete Pavers"?
A: Clay pavers are made with real clay that is mixed, extruded and baked in a kiln at very high temperatures and concrete pavers are made with a special blend of concrete and coloring that is compacted at very high pressures in a special machine. Both have high compressive strengths. For example, a typical paving stone is rated to withstand 8000 pounds per square inch. That is why they are perfect for vehicular traffic and driveways. Because all interlocking paving is flexible it can also resist cracking. This is especially beneficial in California which has very expansive soils.
Q: Which type of paver is better?
A: There is very little difference between pavers in general. The important difference is the maker of the pavers. Paving materials can vary from one manufacturer to next. The qualities that make a paver perfect are its compressive strength, water absorption rate and abrasion index. A quality product - all 8 local manufacturers' paving stones come with a lifetime warranty against cracking/breaking.
Q: What happens if I have to do a repair job below the paving? Does it leave an unsightly patch mark?
A: No, that is one of the long term benefits to installing Flexible paving. We have a tool that can extract a paving stone just like pulling a cork from a wine bottle. Once a stone is out we can remove others around it, make whatever repairs necessary underneath, and put the stones right back. No one will be able to tell the difference when finished.
Q: Can you do any other types of specialty masonry?
A: Yes, our tradesmen are fully trained masonry professionals. We specialize in matching almost any material and seamlessly installing it so that the repair is undetectable in most cases.
Q: Can I get large size paving stones and what about the new "thin" pavers?
A: Our industry continues to innovate with exciting and relevant new products. For example, there are new "thin profile" paving stones that can be overlaid on old concrete surfaces in entry porch areas, and patios. Also there are new paving stones that look like flagstones and a couple of manufacturers are now making very large (15-35") size pavers for a truly elegant look. All these pavers with the exception of the new 80mm thick flagstone type are strictly for patio use, not driveways.
Q: What does "Interlocking Paving" mean?
A: Interlocking paving is a misleading term. What actually constitutes interlocking is really a dynamic function containing three different components. They are "rotational interlock" (resistance to tipping) "horizontal interlock" (resistance to spreading) "vertical interlock (resistance to sinking)". So, that means for lasting quality you need good containment, good sub base and proper paver thickness.
Q: After you're done paving the work surfaces should I Seal It?
A: Yes, sealing your new paving stones will protect, enhance and improve your investment in pavers. We use special, breathable, water-based sealers that not only help prevent staining and color fade but they can also enhance the color in the stones! One big benefit is, with the right sealer, your sand joints can become "stabilized" and harden like a grouted joint - inhibiting weeds from growing!
Q: When do I need to reseal my pavers?
A: Once a sealer is used, it should be reapplied every 3-5 years depending upon wear/use.

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