CastleLite Block, LLC Frequently Asked Questions

(650) 397-2044
452 Hartz Ave.
Danville, CA 94526
A recent driveway paver project by CastleLite Block, LLC
Q: What are the benefits of your concrete pavers?
A: "One of the biggest benefits of our pavers is the way we manufacture them. Unlike other paver manufacturers that merely coat their pavers with a surface color, we use a single mold process that enables the color to be integrated throughout the entire paver. This way, the color you see on the surface is the same color throughout the paver, ensuring vibrancy for years to come. "
Q: Why should I choose pavers over asphalt or concrete?
A: "The ground under asphalt and concrete moves over time, which results in cracking and displacement. Since concrete pavers are modular and flexible, they’re less susceptible to cracking. If the ground does heave or a utility needs to be repaired under the pavers, they can be easily removed and replaced after the repairs have been made. "
Q: Can pavers be laid over the top of my existing asphalt or concrete?
A: "Pavers can be laid over existing pavements that are in good condition. However, if the pavement shows signs of major cracking, heaving or settling, we don’t recommend placing pavers over it. Instead, you should remove the existing pavement, treat the substrate and construct a new structural section beneath the concrete pavers. "
Q: Are concrete pavers slippery?
A: "No. Our concrete pavers have been tested and are known to exceed the Caltrans standards for the friction coefficient (skid and slip resistance) for highway construction. They’re also known to surpass the slip and skid resistance standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act. "
Q: How do the pavers interlock?
A: "All our concrete pavers are interlocking, regardless of shape, color or laying pattern. The term ‘interlock’ is used to describe the internal friction imposed by the joint sand between the concrete pavers—it’s the feature that gives concrete pavers the flexibility and durability to withstand minor and major movements of the native soil. Also, if maintenance and repairs are required, they’re simplified because no mortar is used in the installation process. "
Q: Will weeds and grass grow beneath the paver joints?
A: "If you’ve had your concrete pavers installed with the recommended materials and methods, you’ll have created a sterile environment that won’t allow weeds or grass to grow between the pavers. However, seeds can blow into the top of the paver joints and weeds or grass can start growing in any organic material that has built up between the joints. If that happens, you can pull the weeds or apply a weed killer spray. "