1 Q1: Will some sinkage occur with interlocking ston
Q1: Will some sinkage occur with interlocking stone ?
A1: In years following an installation, there will always be some degree of sinkage. Following the completion of your Interlocking stone installations, 2 year guarantee will keep you well protected. If any significant sinkage occurs, contact us and we will service the issue FREE OF CHARGE.
2Q2: Can we use road-salt on paved surfaces (including: interlocking, concrete and natural stone).
A2: Salt and it's effects are harmful to all surfaces, to different degrees. We recommend that snow be removed, as much as possible. Thus, limiting the necessity for salt use and that of other de-icing agents (Sodium chloride and Calcium chloride). Furthermore; the constant thaw & refreeze effects of de-icers, will further deteriorate surfaces, over time.
3 Q3: Should we seal interlocking stone, in order to protect it ?
Q3: Should we seal interlocking stone, in order to protect it ?
A3: Absolutely. Sealing interlocking, natural stone and concrete surfaces will help to keep them protected. We do not recommend sealing any (interlocking,concrete or natural stone) surface, prior to 3 months after installation.
4Q4: What is polymeric sand ? How is it better from regular jointing sand? ...and isn't regular sand cheaper
A4: Water, frost and ice can have harmful effects on interlocking stone surfaces. These are some of the leading causes of surface instability. Polymeric sand is a coarse, dried sand that contains glue and rubber polymers. We install polymeric sand by sweeping it between interlocking stones. Water is then applied twice, over a 15 minute period. The polymeric sand will then begin to bond and cure. This usually takes about 24 hours, in dry weather. The polymeric jointing sand is highly resistant to weeds, insects and to water and frost damage. Furthermore; it creates a strong bond between interlocking pavers; thus, restricting movement and sinkage. This is a great product,which is practically maintenance-free. We highly recommend it. The benefits certainly outweigh the costs. We guarantee this.
5 Q5: Can interlocking stone pavers separate from each other ?
A5: Pavers shouldn't separate from each other. This may occur due to improper base materials, faulty compaction, lack of polymeric sand or due to the lack of edge restraints and other retaining structures (which should always border interlocking stone).
6Q6: What materials do you use for the base of interlocking pavers? How deep do you dig ?
A6: The recommended base material is 3/4" crusher run and sometimes, 1/2" clear gravel as a sub-base. 6" of base material is used for walkways and 10"-12" for driveway. Often base material already exists. In this case, it becomes possible to slope, grade and compact the existing materials. Finally, a bedding course of limestone screenings or construction sand is installed and leveled, prior to installing pavers.
7 Q7: Can we keep some pavers for future use ?
A7: Absolutely. We highly recommend it. Over time, paving stones can be damaged. Replacing a paver is easy if, you have an identical one. If, your interlocking design consists of several paver sizes; we can provide you with all of them, for future use.
8Q8: Which brand of interlocking stone is the best ?
A8: All available brand are roughly the same. So, just pick the one that you like.
9 Q9: Will the interlocking stones' colours look exactly like the ones in the brochure ?
A9: If a paving stone is infused with one colour (only) it will closely resemble that of the brochure. For mixed-colour pavers; no two stones look exactly, alike. Similarly, different skids will have slightly different proportions of colours. This is not something to be concerned about. Overall, these slight colour differences will make the overall design more natural and appealing.
10Q10: Can we go to the supplier and look at different pavers and designs.
A10: Absolutely. We can accompany you to our supplier, which has a great display area of pavers and designs.
11Q11: What would go with my house ? Can you pick the colours and the design for me ?
A11: Unfortunately, we can't make that choice for you. We can suggest different colours, multiple patterns, configurations and designs. However; the final decision is your's and that of your spouse.
12 Q12: My spouse doesn't care about colour and design. Can I just pick them ? Would that be, alright ?
A12: That has never worked, yet. It's best that we meet with both of you, in order to discuss and plan your next outdoor project.