The problems with Polymeric Sand for interlocking pavers – And the solution.

Posted by on Oct 28, 2012 in Featured, Installation | 0 comments

Thinking about using polymeric sand on your pavers? Read this before you do. We offer a step-by-step solution below that’s an alternative to polymeric sand. Are interlocking pavers still interlocking pavers when polymeric sand is used in the joints. I’m not sold that’s the case. One of the most necessary aspects to achieve interlock in concrete pavers is forcing course particle sand into the joints. This should happen in two stages of an interlocking paver installation. The...

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Up and coming trends: Travertine Patios

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012 in Featured, Stone Options | 0 comments

We install Travertine Patios in Dayton, Mason, and Columbus, Ohio **If you don’t live in our service area (Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus Ohio), we would be happy to share our travertine supplier with you. They have the highest quality travertine pavers, and we’ve tried it all.** Over the past year, we’ve seen a spike in the mid to high end project with travertine. Travertine has been popular for many years indoors, but recently it’s been making it’s way into outdoor...

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3 tips for a successful patio design

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Design, Featured | 0 comments

Having a strong reputation for creating beautiful backyard patio designs, I’m often approached and asked what are some of the most important design elements or features that should be considered when designing a patio. Of course there are all different types of patios from simple to complex. But, for the sake of putting something in writing without boring you, I’m going to talk about general ideas to consider no matter what scale design you’re planning. Look for inspiration,...

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Proper paver base installation techniques and minimum base depth

Posted by on Apr 15, 2012 in Featured, Installation | 0 comments

A long lasting brick patio, driveway, or walkway is the result of a properly installed base. As with anything, foundation is the key. By the time you’ve finished reading this post on paver base installation you should know almost everything you need to know about properly installing paver base. The first thing we must do is consider the excavation depth. The determining factors include things such as paver thickness and the application of the surface whether it be for pedestrian or vehicular...

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Raised paver patio?? Is it a good idea?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Featured, Installation | 0 comments

It seems that more and more people are interested in building a raised paver patio. It gives elevation, dimension, and yard separation. What most people don’t know about raised paver patios is the failure rate. In the world of hardscaping (term used to describe the installation of interlocking patios and retaining walls), raised paver patios are among the most difficult installations to pull off successfully. Here is why: The first thing I would suggest is remove all landscapers from your...

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