One of the most requested landscape features we get at Stone Age Landscaping LLC are paver patios, walkways and driveways. Pavers offer many benefits over concrete. They come in a variety of rich colors, textures, and styles to fit your landscape design. Pavers are much easier to adjust and repair than concrete slabs that tend to crack over time. They’re also aesthetically pleasing. At Stone Age, we’ll work with you to choose the right material for your patio or walkway.
To properly install your paver patio or walkway, we excavate the underlying soil and create a base of compacted crushed gravel that’s a minimum of four inches for regular foot traffic and even more for areas where vehicles will be driving over the pavers. A good low-impact tip is to keep the excavated soil on-site rather than transporting it across town as fill material. In some cases the underlying soils can be amended with compost and used in planting beds.
The next step is to place a thin layer of bedding sand, which proves a smooth, level surface for the pavers to sit on. We then set the brick or stone pavers in the style that you like, cutting pavers to fill gaps along the edges. We set edge restraint systems around the perimeter to prevent settling and spreading.
Once the pavers and edging are in place, we compact the pavers down using a vibrating place compactor to ensure that the pavers are set. Voila! Your patio is ready for you to enjoy. We would like to say how happy we are to be a Certified Belgard Paver and Retaining Wall Installer. Check out Belgard.biz for any Hardscape ideas that we can do for your home.