We work with a wide range of materials from natural stone to concrete pavers, which give our clients the ability to create the exact environment they are looking for. Whether it is an old fashioned rustic feel or a classic contemporary style, we are ready to take the challenge. When properly installed pavers will out last other paving materials and are plow and salt safe. Concrete Brick Pavers can be used in all paving applications to include, Driveways, Walkways, Patios, Courtyards, and Landings. With today’s extensive assortment of products and our installation experience you can be can be sure your project will come just the way you had imagined.
We survey the area to determine the desire grade of the patio and the amount of excavating needed. We excavate and compact the area to allow for 9 inches of compacted processed gravel and 1 inch of washed concrete sand as a base for the pavers. The compacted gravel base must be pitched for the desired run off and graded until perfectly smooth, and even the finished paved surface will mimic the surface of the gravel base. We can accomplish this precise grading with sophisticated laser leveling equipment.
When the base is done and the area is properly pitched, we place two 1” PVC pipes on the base about 4’ apart from each other, then place washed concrete sand between the pipes and repeatedly spread washed concrete sand out with a screed bar resting along the top of the pipes. This is called screeding. When the screed is done and the top of the washed concrete sand is even, we remove the pipes. We normally do not screed the entire area at once.
We chose a starting point and begin placing the pavers on the bed of the washed concrete sand in the desired pattern. Paying careful attention that the pattern is square and the seams are tight.
Cutting the pavers is required in most all jobs. The amount of cutting required varies greatly on the pattern you’re installing. Accurate cutting of concrete pavers requires years of experience and expensive specialty cutting equipment. We are equipped with the knowledge and equipment to insure your project comes out just right. For the boader which is a “framing” we cement into place each border stones making for the strongest fit
When the pavers are installed over the entire area and the surrounding soil is in place and compacted. We sweep polymeric sand over the top of the area sweeping in different directions polymeric sand goes into the small seams between pavers. We sweep off the excess polymeric sand and wet down with water, let it dry and repeat. This procedure locks the pavers in place. The polymeric sand prevents weeds and wash outs
There are sealers available to apply to concrete pavers. Although it’s not necessary, the sealers do intensify the colors and help protect pavers from stains.
Retaining walls are made out of a wide range of materials. Whether it is a pristine stonewall leading to your front door or an informal garden wall in the back of your property. We have the products and the experience to improve the appearance and value of your property with a long lasting retaining wall.
Fieldstone has a different meaning to every individual; there are flat fieldstone and round fieldstone and an endless array of colors and styles. We build our fieldstone walls on a compacted crushed stone footing we use high quality mortar and crushed stone to back the walls with little mortar showing from the front of the wall. We have access to many different styles of stone so you can be confident you will get the exact look desire.
Interlocking Block Systems:
Interlocking blocks are decorative concrete blocks that interlock with each other and form a system that works with the gravity of the earth to stay in place. They are very durable and when installed properly they will out last most other wall systems. The assortment of styles and colors are overwhelming. The blocks can be used to create terraces and steps as well as walls. We have experience working with many styles and can assist you in your choice. These walls are built on a compacted crushed stone footing and backfilled with crushed stone.