Why are thin pavers used for remodeling projects?
Thin Pavers are used for overlaying existing surfaces without the additional expense and inconvenience of removing the old surface. Interlocking thin pavers resist the cracking that is inherent in concrete and acrylic surfaces.
Can we use thin pavers on driveway applications?
Thin pavers are not recommended nor warranted for driveway overlay projects. ICPI guidelines recommend using a paver of 2 3/8 thick for driveway applications.
What is efflorescence?
Efflo is a natural byproduct from the cement hydration process. Calcium oxide inside the paver reacts with water in the capillaries and forms calcium hydroxide. This seeps to the surface and reacts with the carbon dioxide in the air to form calcium carbonate, a white residue. When moisture on the surface evaporates, the white efflorescence becomes visible.
How are pavers maintained after installation?
A water hose and scrub brush will handle most clean-ups. Excessive pressure washing is not recommended. Tougher stains may require a diluted solution of muriatic acid and water applied with a light brush.
Should pavers be sealed?
Sealing pavers is not necessary however sealing pavers will enhance the color of pavers and create a more vibrant look for pavers. We recommend allowing pavers to fully cure (usually 30 days) following installation to seal pavers. This will allow moisture to evaporate from the pavers and ensures an effective application of the sealant. Pavers should be clean and dry before sealing. Once sealed, pavers should be maintained every two to three years.
Why use pavers vs. concrete?
Pavers are not thin set into place so this enables the ground below to shift slightly without damaging or cracking pavers above unlike concrete. They are twice as strong as and less absorbent than poured concrete. Pavers also increase the beauty and value of your home.