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What You Should Know About Installing Pavers at Home

If you are looking to upgrade your driveway, walkway, patio, or backyard, then it is a good idea to add in pavers. They can completely transform your space into a well-decorated, beautifully styled and slick-looking area that you are proud of. There are many different types of pavers that you can use depending on your space and the look that you are going for.

What are pavers?

Pavers are blocks or slabs of material that can be used to create paths, driveways, or decking areas. They can come in a whole host of materials such as brick, marble, concrete, and flagstone – to name a few. The most popular type of pavers is concrete and you can choose between a smooth finish or a more rustic look. The differences can be created with amended ingredient mixes and finishing methods. Pavers are versatile, long-lasting, and can be customized to help suit the space that you are looking to fill. 

Can I do installation on my own?

There is a lot to know when it comes to pavers and you want to ensure they are done correctly. If you want to install pavers, they are a great way to exert your own DIY skills, however, it is worth having a professional hardscape installer come and assist you to make sure they are done correctly. If they are not done properly you could end up having to spend more money in the future to rectify it. 

As with any DIY project, it is important that you know exactly what you are going into before you start it. You need to be mindful of certain things in order to give you the best chance of success. Firstly you will need to visualize the design you are after for your backyard, patio, or driveway. Think about the different textures, styles, and colors that will look best. You might want something understated, or something jazzier if you don’t have many other things going on.

How are Outdoor pavers installed?

You will need to decide exactly where you want your paving to go and make sure there is adequate drainage. They will need to slope away from the house and other structures and not be on top of cables or pipes. Once you have decided, it is a good idea to mark the area with marking paint before scoping the slope to avoid water pooling. This can be dangerous and cause the pavers to deteriorate quickly.

The space will need to be excavated and edged, then you will need to choose a base material to go underneath the pavers. You will need to ensure this is the right height. Once you have done this, you will need to edge the area and then lay the pavers, starting with the longest straight side. They will need to be cut as required and then once you are finished, will need to tamp them into the base. The final steps are cleaning and sealing the pavers in order to ensure they are durable and have a great finish.

At Sequoia Stonescape, we’re passionate about hardscaping. With over 10 years of experience, our family-owned company would love to help. We also provide peace of mind with a 5-year warranty. Get in touch with us at (503)-932-7605. We’ve got an eye for practical solutions and can help you create beautiful outdoor esthetics for your front or backyard.

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