Properly installed pavers are meant to last a life time!
We are passionate about pavers, especially here in Southwest Florida. Everything is so beautiful and time spent outdoors with family and friends is always a time to remember. Brick pavers are becoming more and more popular every day here in Florida and also becoming more affordable. When installed properly they almost always elevate the curb appeal of the property making the owners proud.
Pavers do require some minimal maintenance as the years go by. Besides keeping them cleaned and sealed it can be a good idea to sweep sand back into the joints every year or so, unless you chose to use polymeric sand or use a joint sand hardening sealer like Seal 'n Lock. Some of the elements here in Southwest Florida can be pretty damaging to your beautiful hardscape.
With that said, the most important element of your hardscape is the foundation that it sits on. With the soft, wet soil that we have and the daily showers it is vital that a proper depth of compacted aggregate be placed beneath the sand and pavers of your hardscape. Without this, you will certainly run into problems of your pavers sinking or separating.
Good edging restraint is also important and must be maintained depending on the installation. Some are installed below the surface and locked in with surrounding earth or curbs or adjacent to your home. Often concrete will be used around the paver edges to lock them in place. Concrete that is troweled above the ground will fail after several years and must be kept up. If this is ignored the pavers will begin separating one by one and will only worsen over time. Don't let that happen.
Concerns with your installation? Call us today at 877-607-3786 and we would be happy to evaluate your hardscape and answer any questions you may have.