Q?Should I seal my pavers?

One of the advantages of pavers is that they require zero maintenance, which means your pavers do not need to be weatherized with a sealer; however, while most people believe that the natural look of the pavers is the best look, there are those who prefer a semi-wet look. The best way to enhance the color of your pavers is to apply a semi-wet look sealer. It is important to note that once you have applied a sealer to your pavers, it will need to be reapplied periodically in order to maintain that semi wet look. We recommend no sealer or a natural look sealer in order to help prevent heavy water and sodium stains.

Q?How long does paver sealer last?

How long the effects of a sealer endure depends largely upon three factors.

  1. The type of sealer used
  2. The Brand of sealer used
  3. The climate where the sealer is used

In Arizona, the coloring and weatherization effects of a sealer will usually fade faster than the Manufacturers Average Estimate due to the intense sun and heat.

Wet look sealer (average) 1 year
Semi wet look (average) up to 3 years
Natural look sealer (average) up to 5 years

Q?What maintenance do pavers require?

If installation is done properly, pavers don’t require any periodic maintenance other than occasional sweeping and/or hosing with plain water.

Q?What is the thickness of the pavers?

Standard pavers are 2 ¼” and you can find different sizes and shapes. Most pavers will range from 1.1/8” to 3 ½”.

Q?What does the warranty include?

Interlock Pavers Design proudly offers a lifetime warranty to cover all labor related issues. The warranty does not cover unforeseeable problems (Acts of God) such as natural ground shift or movement caused by tree roots.

Q?How long does a pavers project takes?

During an average project, Interlock Pavers Design crews are able to cover up to 850 square foot per day. Unique or intricate designs requiring complicated pre-installation efforts are more time consuming and require more time.

Q?What type of base do you put down?

The type of base depends upon the type of soil that exists on your property. We run tests in order to ensure we can obtain compaction of 95%. If needed, we will add ABC and concrete sand compacted at every 1” (every one inch) in order to insure a strong and solid base for the pavers.

Q?How do you secure the edges?

There are a few methods that can be employed to ensure your patio or driveway will not fall apart. These methods include…

  • A Plastic edger along the entire parameter that is secured every 12” (Twelve inches) with 7” (Seven inch) nails.
  • A cement border along the edge that supports the back of the last pavers placed.

However, the best method, and the one that is actually required by the building code, is the most effective. This method requires a cement border that runs the entire parameter 4” to 6” in depth. (Four to six inches deep) This includes a 6” to 9” (Six to nine inch) cement border against the last paver, which is called curbing.