Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:
What is an appropriate granular base for laying pavestone?
A:

Generally, a minimum of 4-6 inches of material is needed for sidewalks and patios and 12 inches of material for driveways. However, this is only a minimum. Often we will exceed this amount, depending on what type of sub-soil we find upon excavation.

 

Q:
What can I do to prevent weeds from growing up through the pavestone joints?
A:

Grass and weeds appear when there are insufficient sand levels in the joints. This allows seeds to drop in and germinate. In order to prevent unsightly weeds and grass from growing in pavestone joints, your best defense is to keep the joints full of sand. (We use polymer stabilized sand that resists washout).

 

Q:
Is it necessary or beneficial to seal the pavers on my driveway or patio?
A:

No, it is not necessary to seal your pavers. However, it is something that will add to your weed defense. Sealing also helps keep out stains. Keep in mind that when you seal a paved project, the sealing process will have to be repeated every 4-5 years

 

Q:
What can I do if a paver chips, cracks, or stains?
A:

The beauty of this type of pavement that it is segmental. If a paver becomes irreparably damaged in any way, it can be lifted out and replaced. Sometimes, pavers can simply be turned over, depending on the style of the stone. The costs of this repair are quite inexpensive.

 

Q:
Is snow removal a problem with pavestone?
A:

No! Snow is easily plowed, blown, or shoveled from pavers. The beveled edge of the pavers makes snow removal easy as your shovel edge will not catch on the stone. It is also fine to use liquid or crystal salt de-icers on pavestone

 

Q:
Will pavers settle over time? If so, what can be done about it?
Pavers are segmental units, and therefore are easily repaired. The affected area can be picked up, re-graded, compacted and re-laid, correcting the problem without any noticeable differences.

For more answers to your paving questions you can call us at (519) 502-7273 or email us at kmohrpaverguy@gmail.com