DRIVEWAY PAVING IN VANCOUVER, WA

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Pavers make for an elegant addition to any driveway. Available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, they are guaranteed to increase your home’s curb appeal as well as its resale value. But pavers are not just for looks: They are easier to maintain than pavement or concrete and better at draining runoff.

Installing a paver driveway is a lot more complicated than it may seem. In addition to requiring heavy equipment to dig out a base and dump huge quantities of sand and gravel, installers need to account for nearby structures, slope calculations, underground utilities, excavation time, climate conditions, and edging materials.

Unfortunately, it is quite common for homeowners who decide to install their own driveways to make critical errors. For that reason, it is a good idea to hire a licensed hardscape professional to design and install paver surfaces. They can provide guidance and work with you to build a dream driveway.

BENEFITS OF DRIVEWAY PAVERS

Versatile – As with patio or sidewalk pavers, homeowners prefer driveway pavers for their incredible versatility. The limit on what we can do with a near endless range of styles is up to your own creativity. With concrete, brick, clay, and stone options cut to any shape or mix of shapes, pavers are unmatched in their natural beauty compared to other alternatives.

Durable – Pavers also make for an extremely durable and resistant surface for vehicle traffic. Unlike pavement or concrete, which consist of a single poured surface whose vulnerability extends to wherever a crack can form, pavers are interlocked and interchangeable, making them flexible.

Investment – With an elegant and well installed paver driveway, you can expect the home’s property value to increase. Homeowners love the rustic, inviting charm of paved outdoor areas, and pavers are the most practical solution.

PAVER DRIVEWAY INSTALLATION

01. Hardscape design – Before committing to a paver driveway, consider hiring one of our experts to perform an assessment. By working with you, we will find a design that matches both your budget and vision. Afterwards, our team will follow up with an estimate for the hardscaping in Vancouver, WA.

02. Base preparation – The installation process begins with digging out a base roughly a foot deep and then filling it with gravel. Once set, we will add compacted sand to create the layer on top of which the pavers will sit. This stage is critical, as it involves creating an even plane that extends throughout the property’s natural slope. This process is known as “screeding.”

03. Driveway installation – To install the pavers, our expert technicians will set the stones one by one, making sure each one fits snugly against the next. As they proceed, they will confirm the entire pattern is in alignment. When finished, they will fill the joints with polymeric sand and seal the surface.

PAVER MAINTENANCE TIPS

Clean the surface – Paver driveways will reward you with a long lifespan, as long as you provide them with some simple upkeep. That means removing weeds when they form and periodically power-washing the surface. It is also a good idea to sweep or vacuum the joints to remove undesired debris.

Replace pavers – Broken or sunken pavers will appear over time, but they are an easy fix: Simply replace them with the same style of stone paver. You can hire a professional to do this, or you can do it yourself. Just make sure to seal and tamp down the joints properly. Doing so will make the driveway look as good as new.

Refill and seal – It is a good idea to reapply polymeric sand and reseal the paver joints every three years. This will help prevent pavers from sinking over time and keep the superficial beauty of the driveway. To do so, pour some sand between the pavers, then add water to cure and fasten the joints of the entire driveway.

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We begin each hardscape project with an on-site property inspection. While determining the size and scope of the assignment, our team will provide you with a cost estimate. This is also the time to ask questions, make special requests, and learn about what our work entails.

  • Custom hardscape patios to enhance outdoor spaces
  • Sturdy paver driveways that endure heavy vehicle traffic
  • Alluring pool decks to accommodate friends and family
  • Versatile paver sidewalks that connect different areas
  • Addition of decorative garden walls and stone fire pits
  • Restoration services for any type of hardscape structure
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Let our team of professionals design and install a unique outdoor space for your aspirational landscape.