Frequently asked questions

Paver Installation

How much does it cost to have pavers installed?


Pavers generally cost 50 cents or more per brick or between $3 and $15 per square foot, but expect higher prices if you choose unusual sizes, rare colors or odd shapes




Is sand a good base for pavers?


The sand used when building a paver patio or walk is a coarse builder's sand, with pieces ranging in size from 0.5 mm to 2.0 mm. It may be called C-33, all-purpose or leveling sand. A fine grade of sand, such as joint or play sand, or rock dust is not suitable for laying pavers..




What is the best sand for paver base?


Polymeric Sand works best when it is used to fill the entire depth of the paver. In addition, it works best on joints that are between ¼ inch and 1.5 inches wide.




How deep should I dig for pavers?



To determine how far down to dig, add the depth of your pavers and the setting bed depth, plus the base material. The thickness of the base material is dependent on the pavers' purpose; for sidewalks and patios, the paver base is about 4 inches; for driveways, it's about 8 inches.




How do I stop my pavers from shifting?


Prevent the pavers from shifting around by adding a solid edge to your patio. You can use a cement lip, plastic or metal edging. When you're finished, spread fine sand over the patio and sweep it into the cracks to help hold the bricks in place. You might consider using polymeric sand for increased longevity.




What should I put between pavers?



Sand the Joints. Once all the pavers are set in place, spread more sand over the top of them. Sweep the sand between the joints with a push broom. Use the same type of irregular, sharp-grained sand as you did for the base and bedding layers




Is paver base necessary?


You have several ways to install pavers, including directly over dirt, in mortar or over a bed of gravel and sand. While you don't need to lay a gravel foundation for pavers, you should assess the condition of the base and make it as solid as possible before laying the pavers.




How do i Find Cubic Yards of Base Material?


To estimate the cubic yards of sand and gravel needed for a paver base follow these steps: Measure the length and width of the patio in inches
Multiply the length and width to find the area in square inches
Multiply the area by the gravel depth in inches to find the volume in cubic inches
Divide gravel cubic inches by 46,656 to find the amount of gravel in cubic yards
Multiply the area by the sand depth in inches to find the volume in cubic inches
Divide sand cubic inches by 46,656 to find the amount of sand in cubic yards




How often should you seal your driveway?


Owners of asphalt driveways often seal them too frequently, and owners of concrete driveways don't seal them at all, experts say. Sealing an asphalt driveway gives it a fresh, black finish, but the job should be done only once every two or three years




How long does it take for polymeric sand to dry?


Sand remaining on paver faces can create a slight haze after wetting. A minimum of24 hours drying time is required prior to allowing significant foot traffic and 48 hoursfor vehicular traffic on the paver surface. Polymeric sands are designed to soften and re-heal





Natural Stone Care

What do you clean travertine , marble and limestone with?


To clean travertine floors, fill a bucket with warm water and a mild dish soap and start mopping. After cleaning the entire floor, mop the floor again with plain water. Finally, dry the floor with a soft cloth to prevent streaks and smudges




Do travertine , marble & limestone need to be sealed?


If polished, then most likely no... you won't need to seal it. ... Honed travertine , marble & limestone tiles (or tumbled or any non-polished finish) should be sealed for sure if in the kitchen. Unlike most polished travertine, honed travertine can usually take a sealer




How do you prepare travertine , marble & limestonefor sealing?


To seal travertine , marble & limestone, start by selecting a penetrating sealer made specifically for natural stone. Next, use a soft cloth to saturate the entire surface evenly with the sealer and wipe up any excess that pools on the surface to prevent staining. Then, let the first coat dry completely before applying a second coat




How often do travertine tiles need to be sealed?


When Should a Sealer Be Applied to Travertine Tile? Sealing Travertine is very easy and should be done during installation and periodically thereafter – approximately every three to five years, depending on usage and traffic, as well as the products used to clean your surfaces after use




How do you remove mold from travertine , marble & limestone?


Put in a spray bottle and soak the shower walls and travertine , marble & limestonetile flooring thoroughly. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes before rinsing. Repeat on areas that have a build-up ofmold or mildew or stains from soap residue




Can I use bleach on travertine , marble & limestone?


You should never use harsh cleaners like bleach or ammonia on travertine floors. These harsh chemicals can damage and dull the surface of your travertine floors, aging them well before their time. Do not use vinegar or citrus to clean travertinefloors




Can you use magic eraser on travertine , marble & limestone?


These types of products will etch or scratch travertine floors and cause costlytravertine restoration services to your budget. ... OxiClean and Mr. Clean Magic Eraser have many beneficial uses but using it to clean your travertine , marble & limestoneis NOT one of them




Can travertine , marble & limestone be used on driveways?


travertine , marble & limestone driveways lend an upscale elegance to any property. ... travertine , marble & limestone is commonly cut into tiles, and used for flooring, walkways or, in this case, driveways. Through a smoothing and polishing process, the texture of travertine , marble & limestonecan be controlled as well: it can be brushed, tumbled, polished or honed




How do you clean travertine , marble & limestone outside?


Clean travertine , marble & limestone installed outdoors at least once per year. Rinse the stone with water to remove excess dirt and debris. To clean travertine , marble & limestonethat is not regularly maintained, use a pressurized water hose to remove caked on dirt




Are travertine , marble & limestonepavers durable?


Travertine , Marble & Limestone Pavers are highly durable; they have been in nature for thousands of years and retain their color over time





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