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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. Concrete pavers are made with a special blend of concrete and coloring that is compacted at very high pressures in a special machine.

 

Q: Which type of paver is better?

A: There is very little difference between concrete and clay pavers generally. The most important difference between pavers is the manufacturing company. Paving materials can vary in quality from one manufacturer to the next. The qualities that make a paver superior are its compressive strength, water absorption rate, and abrasion index.

 

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 of installing flexible paving. Because all interlocking paving is flexible, it can also resist cracking. Thus, repairs are easy and will go unnoticed once they are 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: 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: Thicker pavers for driveways and thinner pavers for patios.

 

Q: After you’re done Paving the work surfaces should I seal it?

A: Yes, it protects it from leaky cars that might leave oil stains and it stays cleaner for much longer if you seal it right away before it has a chance to get stained. Remember, when it’s sealed it only takes a hose to clean it off. We use breathable type sealers that protect against just about anything.

 

Q: What can be done to restore ugly faded old concrete?

A: In most situations faded concrete can be renewed by recoloring it using various tints & stains.

 

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