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How Do You Keep Pavers From Moving?

Pavers are a simple way to construct a lovely outdoor living area, but to keep your new patio looking fantastic you want to install it properly. To ensure that they remain unchanged, the proper substratum is layed and the pavers are held together by sealing the joints. For both activities, sand is the main ingredient. Though sand appears to be light and difficult to handle, it ties pavers together efficiently and is the best way of preserving pavers.


How to make pavers stable?

Whilst a paver patio can be a relatively simple and cheap addition to your landscaping, careful consideration and planning are needed in order to install it. If built improperly, paver patios are susceptible to shifting, sinking, weed growth and other problems. If you do it yourself or you work with a landscape contractor, here are some tips for designing and building a paver patio of high quality.


  • Establish a detailed template. A good paver patio begins with a sophisticated design. You should do some creative brainstorming and carefully examine all of the areas around your courtyard before you start to draw up your plans. Keep in mind any future plans, such as a jacuzzi, a barbecue, footpaths, plant beds or lawn, for your house landscaping. The biggest reason for grabbing is, of course, scale. The estimation of the size will ruin your home landscape design plans and later cause large headaches. Use accurate measurements during the design phase and take your time. Wise, and above all, be imaginative, choose your stones and frontiers.


  • Put the base down. The key to a long-lasting patio is a well-laid foundation. The patio changes gradually due to temperature, erosion, resting and ground movement with inadequate base planning. This is perhaps the toughest stage of the project, but the most important step for the proper installation.

    • Measurements -  Set out the size of your courtyard carefully. Then dig several centimeters beyond the outside edges for a stronger base and for layout changes later on.


    • Depth -  Your foundation's ideal depth depends on the environment of your region. For most parts of America, underneath your paver patio, you will need a minimum of four to six inches of compact stone plus one inch of sand. Factor in your pavers' depth to see how far you can dig. Check with a landscape contractor in case of doubt.


    • Slope - For proper drainage, every four foot of the patio the base should slope away from the middle or the edge of the building.


    • Compaction - Proper soil compaction under your patio will help prevent the drastic settlement of your building. To compress the subsoil using a compactor before any materials are mounted. Place a house or geo-made layer of landscaping, and then lay your crushed stone in two to three inches at a time. Rake each layer until it is evenly flat, sprinkle it with water lightly, and compact before adding the next layer.


  • The Finishing Touch. The finishing touch is the simplest and sometimes not as long as the previous stages. When pavers are laid, try to position them uniformly and flat – nothing looks tackier than loose pavers. Cut the pavers and use a better paver saw to avoid future cracks and cracks. When you see a stone or a border that is slightly modified with respect to your now laid foundation, make a difference. However, it is necessary to adhere to your original plan for the design of your house. Prevent pavers from moving about with a firm edge attached to your patio. A cement edge, plastic or metal edging can be used. When you’re finished, spread fine sand over the patio and sweep it into the cracks to help hold the bricks in place. For increased longevity you may consider using polymeric sand.


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Are You Considering Interlocking Concrete Pavers for Your Pool, Patio or Driveway? 

At DPG Pavers and Design, we’ve been providing our customers with Interlocking Concrete Pavers for Pools, Patios and Driveways for over 30 years. DPG Pavers & Design, with locations in San Rafael, Walnut Creek, Oakley and San Ramon, California is the best curb-appeal and outdoor living space designer and installers in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Appearing on HGTV’s Curb Appeal and featured on Discovery Channel’s program Renovation Nation, our team of skilled designers and landscape engineers provide top-quality service and professionalism our customers love.  DPG Pavers and Design offers 2-D and 3-D conceptual home and landscape design plans that allow you to visualize your dream space and make that dream-concept a reality. Want to transform your front yard, back yard or driveway with pavers? Contact DPG Pavers and Design to schedule your free consultation today!

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