The best way to avoid expensive paver restoration is to ensure you get your pavers installed properly. Doing so requires that you plan the installation perfectly. In this post, we will be looking at the top considerations you should make when getting ready for a new paver installation. Let’s get started.
Visualize your dream
Having the vision in your head is not the same as having it on paper. To achieve a successful paver project, you need to have a good plan. This includes thinking about where the patio, driveway or patio will be. You then need to use a graph paper to sketch where the area will be. Use pencil when sketching your path because you will have to refine several details as you go. Don’t forget to account for drainage. While your final sketch might be satisfactory, always call in a professional for expert advice. To avoid never-ending paver restoration, an expert will ensure that the area is sloped to allow for easy water flow.
Check with the local utilities companies
Another important thing to do is to contact your utilities companies. The last thing you want after installing your dream pavers is for your utility provider to remove them as they try to fix a cabling or piping problem. Working with the utilities company will help you know where the lines run and help you plan accordingly before you start excavating. You can contact your utility company and ask them to send someone on site to mark the areas where the wires and pipes pass through.
Choose the right pavers
A common mistake people make is that of selecting pavers for their aesthetics alone. The materials you select will determine how long the pavers will last. It also matters where you buy the pavers from. Start by finding a style that you like. That way you will avoid the issue of changing your mind halfway through the project. Second, you need high quality paver materials. The materials you select should be able to withstand the high traffic as well as the weather conditions in your area. As you calculate how many pavers you will need, make sure you order at least 10% extra. These will be needed both during installation when some blocks get damaged and in future when you need a restoration. Having extra pieces means you will be able to complete a restoration with blocks that match the old ones.
These are the key things you should do when getting started with paver installation. To avoid paver restoration for the longest time possible, leave the work to the experts. Taking shortcuts during installations is the leading cause of premature paver problems.