Paver Installation Guide

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Paver Guide

There are many types of pavers. Most come in a color blend, instead of just one solid color.

When looking in a catalog, typically there are two words describing the type (size), and blend (color) of pavers. In the examples below, the picture list the manufacturer, type, blend, and number of pieces
in each set.

Belgard-Appian-Napoli-2piece
Belgard Appian Napoli 2piece
Tremron-Mega-Olde-Town-Sierra-3-Piece
Tremron Mega Olde Town Sierra 3 Piece
Belgard-Appian-Ammaretto-2piece
Belgard Appian Ammaretto 2 piece
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Tremron Roma Sand Dune 3 Piece

The possibilities are endless. Many clients choose to compliment
the main section of the area with a different color soldier course
(border).

Installing Pavers

1.Excavating Site

The site is excavated to a depth of 3-4 inches for patios and walkways, and 7-8 inches for driveways and parking
areas.

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2. Compact Soil and Install Paver Base

A plate compactor compacts the base layer of soil. We then install quartermod (crushed
limestone rock). The appropriate grade for drainage is given to the base to ensure water
flows appropriately for drainage in a process known as "screeding".

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Plate Compactor
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Screeding- smooths the base so the pavers will lay flat
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Quartermod (paver base) Consistency of cat litter Compacts better than sand Less succeptible to erosion More expensive than sand

3. Laying Pavers

Pavers come in different shapes and sizes. Each type determines the patterns available. A soldier course (border) is put on most patios for stability and aesthetics.

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Laying Pavers
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random running bond pattern
random running bond pattern
herringbone pattern
herringbone pattern

4. Concrete Border and Polymeric Sand

A concrete border is added below grade to lock in the pavers. Polymeric sand is applied
to the joints. A plate compactor with a protective pad is ran over the pavers to help settle
the sand and even out any imperfections. The sand is water activated, and your project is
complete! If you are interested in paver sealing, please go on to the next page.

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Polymeric sand comes in several colors. There is a plastic polymer mixed in with the sand that is water activated and hardens into a grout like substance. Traditionally, masonry sand was used with pavers for hundreds of years. Polymeric sand is more expensive, but will not wash out or shift like masonry sand and is an industry standard practice.

Paver Sealing

1.What is paver sealing?

Reduce stains from acorns/leaves, organic debris, and tire marks
Makes pavers easier to clean
Wet look sealers bring out the colors of pavers
Will extend the life of your pavers
Paver sealing coats the pavers with a latex or oil coat. Similar to paint, these sealers
can have a flat or glossy look. Sealing does not make the pavers slippery. Sealant helps

2. Do I need paver sealing?

It is always recommended, but not absolutely necessary. Most of our clients do decide
to seal their pavers. We typically price this as a separate item in our quotes.

3. When should the pavers be sealed?

As soon as possible after the initial installation. If we are sealing an existing patio, we
often have to clean the patio, clean out the polymeric sand, re-sand, and then seal the
patio to ensure a professional finish. The renovation work is usually a very time
consuming process that can be avoided by sealing the pavers as soon as possible after
installation.

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Two examples of a wet look oil based sealer

Paver Colors

Below are the two main manufacturers of pavers that we use, with their color
charts. More pictures and examples can be seen on their websites here:
Belgard Online Catalog
Tremron Online Catalog

Belgard Color Chart

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Tremron Color Chart

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Paver Catalog

Click on the links to be taken to each page
The website links are here:
BELGARD ONLINE CATALOG
TREMRON ONLINE CATALOG

1. Belgard

Appian Stone
Catalina Grana
Holland Stone
Mega Cambridge

2. Tremron

Olde Towne
MegaOlde Towne
4x8 Brick
Roma

Belgard Appian Stone

The manufacturer website links are here:
BELGARD ONLINE CATALOG
TREMRON ONLINE CATALOG

Belgard-Appian-Stone-pavers
Belgard Appian Stone comes in a 2 or 3 piece set.

Belgard Catalina Grana

The manufacturer website links are here:
BELGARD ONLINE CATALOG
TREMRON ONLINE CATALOG

Cataline-Grana-pavers
Cataline Grana is larger than the appian stone, and gives a modern feel to the landscape

Belgard Holland Stone

The manufacturer website links are here:
BELGARD ONLINE CATALOG
TREMRON ONLINE CATALOG

Belgard-Holland-Stone-pavers

Holland Stone is a modular paver. This means the width is half of the length of the paver. Many patterns can be created with holland stones. We often use the Holland Stone to border another style of paver.

Belgard Mega Cambridge

The manufacturer website links are here:
BELGARD ONLINE CATALOG
TREMRON ONLINE CATALOG

Belgard-Mega-Cambridge-pavers

 Mega Cambridge is the jumbo version of appian stone. This paver is
best utilized for larger patios, driveways, and pathways

Tremron Olde Towne

The manufacturer website links are here:
BELGARD ONLINE CATALOG
TREMRON ONLINE CATALOG

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Tremron Olde Towne Sierra Comes in 2 or 3 piece set

Tremron Mega Olde Towne

The manufacturer website links are here:
BELGARD ONLINE CATALOG
TREMRON ONLINE CATALOG

Mega Olde Towne is the Jumbo Version of Olde Towne

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Mega Olde Towne Granite

Tremron 4x8 Brick

The manufacturer website links are here:
BELGARD ONLINE CATALOG
TREMRON ONLINE CATALOG

The 4x8 Bricks can be laid in a variety of patterns

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Tremron 4x8 Cappuchino Herringbone Pattern

Tremron Roma

The manufacturer website links are here:
BELGARD ONLINE CATALOG
TREMRON ONLINE CATALOG

Tremron Roma has a textured top and tumbled edges. This gives the
pavers a weathered and matured feel

Tremron Roma pavers in pensacola florida
Tremron Roma Sand Dune
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