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Video: Polymeric Joint Sand for Pavers

Posted on July 10, 2019 by James Florence

PINOLE — Host, Sarah Rutan: When installing a new paver feature on your property, there’s one feature that’s worth the additional investment. Today we’re in Pinole with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Carlos Barbosa of Brasmerica Pavers System to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Carlos Barbosa: When you choose your contract, make sure what kind of sand they are going to use on your paver joints. I, as a professional, advise you to use polymeric sand instead of regular ones. It’s because the polymeric sand has a special glue that’s when gets to the joint, it gets hard. And it’s important to have because with the rain, you won’t get – Read more

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An Important Credential for Paver Contractors

Posted on July 08, 2019 by James Florence

PINOLE — One of the most important steps of hiring a contractor is verifying their credentials, including proper licensing and insurance. If you’re hiring for a paver project, one important credential to look for is certification with the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI). This certification provides added assurance that the contractor is well-versed in the processes and standards of quality paver installation.

An ICPI Certified paver contractor’s detailed knowledge of paver installation can go a long way toward ensuring a quality product. For example, they’ll know the correct excavation depth for the particular kind of paver feature they’re installing. Whereas seven inches is a typical excavation depth for a paver walkway, a paver driveway requires an excavation depth of nine to 10 inches to ensure a solid foundation. Read more

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Video: Preparing for a Paver Project

Posted on May 15, 2019 by James Florence

RICHMOND — Host, Sarah Rutan: When planning for a paver project, a simple preliminary step can help you start off on the right foot. Today we’re in Richmond with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Renato do Carmo of D’Carmo Interlocking Pavers to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Renato do Carmo: Before calling your contractor for your project, I’d suggest do some research around as, for example, going to a brickyard, garden supply or such one store so you can feel the pavers. You also can see the colors available of this product that you’re looking at so you have a reference point to start with your contractor.

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Paver Restoration: A Cost-Effective Alternative to Replacement

Posted on May 08, 2019 by James Florence

RICHMOND — If your paver patio or driveway is showing signs of age, you probably assume you need to have it replaced. However, did you know there’s an alternative option that can restore the beauty of your paver feature for a fraction of the cost? With a paver restoration service, your existing pavers can be refurbished and made to look new again.

A paver restoration typically includes the following measures:

  • Power washing with hot water
  • Application of a chemical cleaner to remove stains
  • Replacement of joint sand and removal of weeds
  • Application of a high-end sealant to enhance paver coloration

If your paver feature contains any cracked or damaged sections, Read more

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Video: Professional Guidance With Paver Selection

Posted on March 01, 2019 by James Florence

SANTA ROSA — Host, Sarah Rutan: When it comes to finding the right paver product for your home and landscape, there’s no substitute for a professional’s guidance. Today we’re in Santa Rosa with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Hayley Johnson of The Legacy Paver Group to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Hayley Johnson: So, you’ve decided on pavers. Now what? You’ve got five books. You’ve got all the different colors, the different styles. Which goes with my roof? Which goes with my flowers? Choose a contractor that will take the time to sit with you and go through each and every stone, really listen to your needs, listen to your budget, Read more

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Video: Permeable Pavers

Posted on March 01, 2019 by James Florence

SANTA ROSA — Host, Sarah Rutan: When choosing a paver product for a new driveway or patio, consider the benefits of permeable pavers. Today we’re in Santa Rosa with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Hayley Johnson of The Legacy Paver Group to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Hayley Johnson: When you’ve decided to replace your driveway and you’ve done the research and decided on pavers, there are still multiple choices such as color and style, but also whether permeable pavers or pervious pavers might be an option for you. Some cities will require permeable pavers, and you should choose a company that knows that, and can help you to submit the paperwork and the submittals. Read more

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Important Choices for a Paver Feature

Posted on February 25, 2019 by James Florence

SANTA ROSA — If you’ve decided to go with pavers for your new driveway, walkway or patio, congratulations—you’ve made a great choice! However, while you may have made one big decision, you now have a lot more of them ahead of you. There are nearly countless style and color options for pavers, and it will take a lot of perusing and careful consideration before you find the perfect one for your home, landscape, and budget. To aid you in this process, we recommend sitting down with your paving stone contractor, who will utilize their knowledge to steer you in the right direction.

In addition to style and color, another option you should look into when choosing pavers is permeability. Read more

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