The Power Of Properly Installed Proper Paver Edge Restraint
Probably one of the most important aspects to a long lasting paver patio is the paver edging. Keeping the edges of pavers contained is crucial to maintaining interlock between the pavers. Part of how pavers achieve interlock is by the course sand setting bed being forced into the joints of the pavers, if the pavers aren’t restrained around the perimeter, the pavers will separate over time causing a loss of interlock in the joints.
Common Problems/Failures in Plastic PVC Paver Edge Restraint
Black Paver Edging Popping Up
As you can see in the picture below, the paver edging wasn’t installed correctly and as a result the edge pavers are moving away from the rest of the pavers.
I’ve mentioned in previous articles that I know many Louisvillle, KY paving contractors and that I also own a company that specializes in the repair, cleaning and sealing pavers and one of the most requested repair’s we do is fixing edging that has raised up.
Brick Edge Restraint and Border Pavers Shifting
How to install paver edging
OK, so we agree that paver edging is important and it must be installed correctly. There are 3 very basic steps that you must follow to guarantee that your paver patio, walkway or driveway will last and you won’t have issues with your edging popping up over time.
I’ve created a very handy installation guide and video that shows you step by step how to properly install edging like a pro.
In addition to the installation guide, I’ll also show you a specific paver edge restraint that we use on all our projects. This edge restraint is the only one of it’s kind due to a patent. If you use this edging, it’s nearly impossible for your edging to pop up over time. It can be a little difficult to find, and most paver suppliers do not carry this style of edging. If you have trouble locating it, I’m happy to sell/ship you out what you need.
In addition to the patented edge restraint, I’ll also share with you the best paver spikes to use. The spikes we use are designed to stay in place after installation due to their ribbed sides. Most spikes have smooth sides allowing them to easily slide out after installation. We can sell/ship these out with your edging too.
If you’re planning to build your paver patio yourself, you’re likely spending well over $1,000. For $20, you can rest assured that one of the most critical aspects of your installation was done like a pro. As I said above, edge restraint repair is one of the most common repairs we do.
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Paver Edging Repair
If you’re like so many others who have paver edging failures, you’re probably very frustrated. In our guide, we’ll also show how to fix your paver edge restraint. On 95% of our edging repair jobs, we replace the existing edging with new edging that’s designed not to pop up over time and install our new spikes.