My Pavers are settling is this normal? Pavers can settle over time especially on San Diego clay. Unzipping your pavers may be required to adjust the compaction and grade. Unlike concrete, since pavers are all individual units, they are made to unzip to pull up, re-level and re-install… without giving a patch look. Average cost to fix is $7 a sq. ft.
Can roots cause pavers to be screwed up? YES! Fixing this problem before pavers break will save you lots of money. extremely easy repair, only takes elbow grease and knowledge.
Roots from trees are a major source of a repair companies revenue. A Root barrier is usually installed during the original installation. A 24″ is usually the minimum depth and is located just outside the concrete bondbeam. Average cost to fix is $12 a ln. ft.
Even small roots can cause your pavers to be “pushed up” over time. Roots can be as deep as 3′ and still look like they are on top. The base, sand and Pavers are all nonorganic so tree roots almost always grow towards the moisture. Removing the pavers, trimming the roots, and re-installing the pavers will solve these problems. Average depth at 12″ cost to fix is $10 a sq. ft.
Can loose paver on the border be corrected? Depending on how the border was secured will determine how to correct the loose pavers. If the pavers were secured with a concrete restraining edge, the existing restraining edge in the affected area will need to be removed and re-poured. If the pavers were put down with thin-set or mortar to an exisitng concrete surface, the pavers will need to be pulled up, the old mortar bed removed and a new thinset layer applied then re-installed. To pull up and repair border and reset it $10 Ln Ft.
My pavers are moving, what do I need to do?If your pavers are moving or clicking, a joint stabilizing sand will need to be re-applied. Best sand is from RCP called Joint sand, a SHARP sand that locks together. Sand is not only cosmetic but mostly structural. Sand must be high enough to keep weeds from growing but deep enough not to sound gritty. Sealing will freeze it from washing out. Cost to resand is $.05 a sq. ft.
An area of my pavers is holding water, is this something that can be fixeed? If your pavers are holding water in a certain area, they may need to be pulled up and re-leveled to re-pitch the area affected and ensure proper drainage. Unzipping your pavers may be required to adjust the compaction and grade. Unlike concrete, since pavers are all individual units, they are made to unzip to pull up, re-level and re-install… without giving a patch look. Average cost to fix is $7 a sq. ft.
I have several cracked pavers is this normal? Chipping and cracking of pavers is not normal in common applications. The affected pavers can be removed and replaced.
I have some pavers washing out in certain areas of my installation. How do I correct that?
First you will need to pull up the pavers, ensure that nothing is causing the washout. In many cases a broken pipe or sprinkler head could be causing the washout. If this is the case that will need to be corrected then the pavers re-installed. You will also need to ensure that anything on the outside of the pavers is not the culprit. You may need to adjust your landscape grade to accomodate elevation issues that could be casing the washout.
My paver repairs seem a little to much for me to handle do you provide this service?
Yes. San Diego Clean n Seal has been doing paver installations since 1997. We have experienced many different service challenges and can set an in home consultation to evaluate your paver service needs.
All Cleaning and sealing jobs are not created equal. The first step is to do a comprehensive analysis on the pavers to determine a few factors that can affect the sealer job. Picking the correct sealer is based on a variety of options
1. Do the pavers need to be cleaned prior to sealing
2. Are there oil stains, chipped pavers, etc. that need to be addressed?
3. Does the area to be serviced ever completely dry out?
4. Does the area to be serviced ever completely dry out?
5. Is joint stabilization a priority to you?
6. How old are your pavers?
7. Have your pavers ever been sealed before? If so how long ago and with what type of product was used
8. Who is the manufacturer of your pavers?
9. In What part of San Diego where your pavers manufactured?
10. Have you had efflorescence problems?
11. What type of base did the installer use?
12. What type of sand did the installer uses for the joints?
13. What direction does the sun face your house?
14. How much direct sunlight does the area to be sealed get per day?
All of these questions are the reason for a professional analysis of your pavers and project. Sealing is not as simple as spraying sealer on the pavers. Sealing is a process that requires many years of knowledge with regard to the paver installation process, paver manufacturing process and experience with a variety of sealer products. Contact us today for a free service consulation and analysis. With over 16 years of experience in the paver industry in San Diego, we have the experience necessary to advise and deliver the best service result in the industry.