Monday, December 27, 2010

Brick Pavers In The Driveway

Brick Pavers In The Driveway

Without a doubt, brick pavers are the greatest investment that you can make to your house. Particularly if you are thinking about re-modeling or expending your old and outdated driveway.

Not Only The Looks, But Quality Too

Brick pavers will give you that gorgeous curb appeal that you have been looking for. Brick pavers are hard, and are able to resist heavy loads, particularly if you use interlocking pavers. The interlocking pavers have the ability to spread heavy weight better than concrete of asphalt.

When To Use 1" Pavers and 2 3/8" Pavers

Typically concrete pavers have a compressive strength of eight thousand psi or more. Their thickness can vary from 1 inch to 2 3/8. For your driveway, we recommend that the 2 3/8 pavers are used. You will be able to park your car, truck, motor home, or boat without any worries, the brick pavers will not crack, break or displace under the heavy loads.

The Subase Makes All The Difference

The pavers should be set up on top of four to six inches of compacted sand and lime rock, compacted by a Vibratory Roller or a Reversible Plate Compactor. Also a restraint edge made of concrete should be established around the perimeter of the driveway after the brick pavers are set up in order to keep the pavers from having a horizontal shift.

Work Completed

Once the installation is complete, the sand must be compacted one more time in order to get into the joints between the bricks and guarantee a complete interlocking system. After is all done, sit back and relax your new paved driveway!

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