Are you tired of having to restore pavers San Diego every few weeks? Chances are your pavers are requiring too much attention because they were installed poorly or you are handling paver restoration poorly. This is more so when it comes to the driveway. This is a high-traffic area and you will see most problems with pavers in this area. If you are only now considering the installation of new pavers and don’t want to deal with unnecessary restorations in the future, here are some of the things you should do.
Prepare the driveway sufficiently
The common mistake that often forces homeowners to spend a considerable amount of money when they restore pavers San Diego is failing to prepare the driveway properly. If the base is not solid enough, you will find yourself dealing with all manner of paver problems. If the existing driveway is in a bad shape, you need to start by getting it fixed. At times, you will have to remove the existing concrete slab if the driveway has poor drainage or potholes. You also need to ensure the driveway is free of debris. This includes weeds sprouting through the cracks. The area must also be perfectly level.
Lay the base layer
Your pavers will need a solid base in order for them not to crack or shift. This is why the next thing you should do is lay a base layer. This is where the pavers will stick to. The base layer has to be firm and consistent otherwise the new pavers will not be perfectly flat and might end up shifting and cracking.
Lay the pavers
The next step is laying the pavers. This has to be done carefully to ensure there is consistency. Start laying the pavers at the lowest corner of the driveway and move from there. You can lay them in any pattern you want. It is, however, important to set each paver at an equal distance from each other. You should also refrain from laying the pavers in multiple patterns as that will ruin the end result.
Fill the joints
Once all the pavers have been laid down and you love the resulting pattern, the next step is to fill the joints. These are the spaces between the pavers. Failing to fill these gaps will cause weeds to grow between them and also attract pests. The pavers are also more likely to shift when the gaps between them are not filled. You can use sand to fill the gaps. Once you are done, sweep the excess sand away.
It is not as easy as it sounds to install pavers or handle paver restorations in San Diego. If you want lasting results, consider leaving this task to the experts.