Posts by MarkRhodus

How to keep weeds from growing between pavers

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Installation, Paver Maintenance | 0 comments

There’ s nothing more frustrating than having weeds growing between the joints of pavers. Before you know it, the weeds can take over and be almost impossible to remove. I’m going to share with you a step-by-step way to remove the weeds between pavers, but before I do I want to talk about how the weeds got there in the first place.     How do pavers get weeds in the first place In my years, I’ve heard many explanations of where the weeds come from. In most cases,...

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How to install travertine pavers

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Stone Options, Travertine Pavers | 0 comments

We receive calls on a regular basis asking how to install travertine pavers. There is a lot of controversy floating around the internet about how travertine pavers should be installed in cold climates. Through lot’s of trial and error, we’ve come up with an installation system that has held up great. Travertine Paver Installation Problems When we first began installing travertine, we tried to use the same techniques we used to install pavers – gravel base with a sand setting...

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Where to buy Travertine pavers

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Stone Options, Travertine Pavers | 0 comments

I thought I would blog about a question we’ve been receiving calls about on a daily basis lately. That question is, “where to buy travertine pavers”. I’m sure you can imagine why we’re not chomping at the bit to share our sources – at least not in areas we install travertine. If you’ve done your research then I’m sure you’re aware there is a substantial difference between the different quality grades of travertine. The higher grades are...

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The proper way to install Paver Sealer for interlocking pavers

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Installation, Paver Maintenance | 0 comments

Over the past few years, polymeric sand and joint stabilizing paver sealer has become more and more popular. At Two Brothers Brick Paving, we prefer to use a joint stabilizing paver sealer over polymeric sand whenever possible. For the most part, they achieve similar results in the joint – keeping the sand in tact. In this article, I’m not going to discuss the pros and cons of paver sealer vs polymeric sand (I’ve already done so in an earlier article on polymeric sand),...

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The Winds Cafe Patio in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Outdoor Living Spaces, Paver Patio, Recent Work | 0 comments

The Winds Cafe Patio in Yellow Springs, Ohio

We we’re/are honored to be apart of this patio renovation project for The Winds Cafe in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Nadia Malarkey of Yellow Springs was the designer of the new space and it couldn’t have turned out any better. Since completion, the new patio receives many compliments on a daily basis. Here are some pictures of the new...

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