Brick Paver New Installations
The aluminum and plastic restraints are fastened using steel spikes. Plastic style restraints come in straight or flexible pieces, the latter being used in curved paver patterns. Once all the pavers are laid, the final step is to ensure the brick paver joints are filled with a sweeping style sand, to provide brick paver support and stability. We recommend a polymeric type sand such as the Quik Crete Power Loc or Unilock products. Polymeric type sand, when properly installed, sets up or hardens following an application of a gentle stream of water. It is important to try and minimize the amount of sand that remains on the surface of the brick pavers, since it will harden, adhere to the surface of the brick pavers and become difficult to remove. Finally, sealers can be applied to the brick pavers and the project is complete.
We can assist you with designing your complete brick paver hardscape project. Following a free consultation meeting with you, in which we will ask you about your main functionality objectives, style preferences, and project measurements, we can provide you with a quotation. As part of our free consultation meeting we will also discuss and provide our wealth of experience and brick paver hardscape expertise including the following.
Who are the different brick paver manufacturers.
What products are available by each of the manufacturers.
Aspects of the design which will be impacted by the location.
All the pros and cons of different design scenarios including products, styles, elevations, your location, cost, etc.
Drainage & water management.
Landscaping, including plant types, decorative materials available and other features.
Once we have a rough design we can provide you with a quotation. We can then have follow-up meetings with you as necessary, to review brick paver samples, including different colors and styles, and fine tune the design in order to finalize it. This step can be iterative and we will meet with you as many times as it takes to finalize your brick paver project design. We are very patient when it comes to this step; the last thing we want is to have you make an investment that does not leave you completely satisfied.
Correct preparation is paramount to a successful, long-lasting brick paver hardscape installation. All prep and base-work is done according to ICPI standards (see installation specification example below).
The compacted aggregate base depth will vary based on the expected type of traffic, (automobile, pedestrian, etc.), and the condition of the compacted soil subgrade. The condition of the subgrade will also determine if geotextile material is required. A layer of leveling or bedding sand is necessary to provide the final layer to set your brick pavers and ensure a final level paver surface. The brick paver size, style and pattern are usually based on personal preference, however, it can be beneficial to choose those that are more robust to optimize the brick paver hardscape life. All brick pavers require some type of edge restraint, whether it be poured concrete, (an adjacent driveway), a block or concrete foundation, cement bead, aluminum or plastic style product, (we recommend Pavetech brand low profile plastic), or raised landscaping material.
We use the highest grade brick paver hardscape materials, including: