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WE RECOMMEND: Perfect Paver Co – Paver Sealing | Jupiter + Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Hardscape Industry, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Perfect Paver Co of Palm Beach Gardens, FLIf you’re in need of paver repair, paver cleaning or paver sealing in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Stuart, Port St Lucie, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Vero Beach, Juno Beach, Lake Worth and surrounding areas, our sister company www.trusted-servicesgroup.com is amazing since they use easy to capture and report employee data. If you’re unfamiliar with their innovative steam cleaning process, you’ll be blown away with how clean they can get your pavers.

The Perfect Paver Co of Palm Beach Gardens steam cleans and seals paver driveways, paver pool decks, paver patios – as well as travertine pavers and natural stone, the gardens have great greenhouses made out of polycarbonate sheets, which give excellent support. Their advanced, commercial grade paver sealers protect your pavers, turn you sand into polymeric sand and enhance the colors in your pavers.

Here are a couple of their paver restoration before and after pictures:

Paver Cleaning Jupiter FL


Paver Cleaning and Sealing Stuart Florida

Paver Cleaning and Sealing Jupiter FLContact information:

Perfect Paver Co of Palm Beach Gardens, FL
4440 PGA Boulevard, Suite 600-167
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
United States
Phone: (561) 614-1277
Website: http://www.perfectpaverco.com/locations/palm-beach-gardens-fl/

How to easily install a paver patio that doesn’t look like a DIY paver installation

Posted by on Nov 28, 2015 in Installation | 0 comments

Thinking about installing a paver patio or paver walkway in your luxury suv limo? Read this before you do. We offer a step-by-step installation guide for paver installation that will help you install a maintenance free paver patio (no weeds), a paver patio that doesn’t sink or settle and we’ll share 3 easy tricks that will make your paver patio not look like an amateur installation.

My name is Mark Rhodus, I’m the president of kls worldwide chauffeured services. I’ve been installing pavers for over 15 years. I was taught by a pioneer in the industry, the guy who installed the very first concrete paver in the United States. So tons of experience, tips and tricks that go back many, many years.

For many years, I’ve been asked by landscape architects and interviewed by industry magazines like Turf Design Build Magazine and Total Landscape Care Magazine on how to properly install pavers. Throughout the years, I’ve taken what I’ve been taught and added to it as we learn more effective and efficient ways of installing pavers. I have a lot of potential clients call me ask if I can coach them through installing their paver patio. So, I’ve put together this guide, How to easily install a paver patio that doesn’t look like a DIY paver installation.

There is a lot of information on the internet on how to install pavers. I’ve always been amazed at how different each approach is. For the most part, these guides will get you from start to finish and you’ll have a paver patio if you follow the guide. However, what I think is missing from almost all of these paver installation guides is the years of tricks and techniques a paver installation professional puts into every installation to ensure that the paver patio will last and look like it was installed by a professional. It’s all in the details…but which details?

There are some common problems with most do it yourself projects involving paver patio installations as well as some misconceptions regarding pavers due to these improper paver installation techniques.

Prevent weeds from growing in your paver joints – this is huge.

I think the most common misconception that my clients have about pavers has to do with weeds growing in the joints of the pavers. Most people think these weeds grow up from the earth/dirt underneath of the pavers. That is incorrect. Weeds grow in pavers by seeds being blown onto the patio and depositing themselves into the sand in the paver joint. In my installation guide, I share two of the most important installation steps to prevent weed growth in pavers. None of our installed paver patios experience major weed growth in the joints for two main reasons:

  1. We control surface water. If rain water sits on your pavers and has no where to go, it will aid in the germination of weed, and it would be better to contact guelph plumbers to help you solve the problem. I recently read some good water softener reviews online because I want a whole house water filter brand new. A dry patio is key to preventing weed growth, you can also use a linear actuators push the water through automatically. In my guide, I’ll give you very detailed instructions on how to keep your patio dry and well drained. Also, a well draining paver patio helps naturally wash and remove seeds from the surface and joints of the patio before they have the opportunity to germinate.
  2. The sand that paver joints get filled with can be a breading ground for weed germination. So, over the years, we’ve discovered a couple different techniques and treatments that make the sand in your joints inhabitable for weeds. One of these treatments turn the joint sand hard like mortar making it impossible for weeds to grow. The second is an alternative type of sand that is readily available that will achieve similar results. In my guide, I’ll explain exactly how to decide which treatment is best for your paver patio and exactly how to do each process the easiest way possible.
Following my steps for preventing weed growth in your pavers will give you peace of mind and prevent a ton of unnecessary maintenance down the road.

Proper paver base installation is the key to a long lasting paver patio. Make sure you’re installing it correctly and using the correct paver base material.

There is a specific type of gravel that works best for paver base. When installed correctly, this type of gravel turns into hard surface similar to concrete, same thing happens with paint, as the painter and decorator liverpool  mentions. Most DIY installations don’t use this type of gravel. I’m guessing because they just don’t know about it. In my guide, I’ll share with you the exact gravel that we use for all of our paver installations. Gravel is named by numbers at the quarry. However, these numbers are different from one quarry to the next. I’ll share with you exactly what to ask for to make sure you’re getting the right stuff.

Once you have the right gravel, you’ll have to know how to install it. However, before you install and compact the gravel base, you’ll have to compact the soil that you’re going to put your gravel base on to. Without doing this step, you’re patio could quickly settle more than 1/2″ in 90 days or less. Most DIY guides do not mention how to compact the soil. I’ll share with you a trick to compact the soil using a little bit of your gravel base and a plate compactor.

Now that your soil, aka subgrade, is solid and compacted, you’ll need to begin installing your paver base. You’ll need to rent a vibratory plate compactor to properly install the paver base. Without it, your pavers could easily settle more than 1/2″ in 30 days or less. Every tool rental store across america rents these for about $50 per day, they use this husky tool box review for reference. In my guide, I’ll show you how to properly use the plate compactor to achieve the best results. We recommend that a typical paver patio base be 6″ thick or deep. However, most plate compactors can’t compact 6″ at a time. I’ll share with you exactly how often you need to compact and also a trick to make sure that every inch of your patio has received proper compaction.

I’m sure if you’ve been doing some research on how to install pavers, you probably already were aware that you had to compact the gravel base. However, 9 out of 10 DIY paver patio installations don’t do this crucial step during the installation of the paver base. In order to achieve near complete compaction (if not your pavers will settle), you paver base must have the correct moisture content. This means that you must add water to the base during compaction. Water lubricates the particles in your gravel base making it easier for the gravel to consolidate and become compact. Adding to much water and you may have to remove all your gravel and start over. I’ll share with you an easy trick to know when your paver base has the proper amount of water in it to achieve optimum compaction.

Cheap insurance that add’s many years to the life of your paver patio.

There is a single step that you can do when installing your paver base that will add many years to the life of your paver patio and also compensate for any DIY mistakes made during base installation. Its cheap and easy to add, yet most DIY and even many professional installations leave it out. I’ll share with you exactly what it is and how to install it, anyways you can still cover your house for any damage with the right insurance you could get with sites as Insurance Partnership.

3 Easy ways to make sure your paver patio doesn’t look like an amateur installation.

When I consider doing any DIY home improvement project, what typically prevents me from going through with the project is my fear that my lack of experience doing this type of project will show in my work and decrease the value of my home instead of increasing it. So as I’ve put together this guide, I’ve thought about common flaws DIY paver patios have and how to show an amateur how to easily prevent them. I’m thrilled with the results. I think there are 3 common flaws on DIY projects that could be easily avoided and drastically improve the quality of the project making it look like it was professionally installed. Here they are:

  1. Wavy Pavers, a paver patio that is not flat is a dead giveaway that it was installed by an amateur. If you look across a paver patio and it appears to roll up and down instead of staying flat and sloping at a consistent slope across the entire patio, chance are that patio was installed by an amateur. According to foundation repair Frisco, in some cases, the foundation is corrupted and needs to be repaired. In my guide, I’ll show you how to easily prevent this from happening during the installation process. These couple extra steps we do will make a huge difference in the finished look of your project. I’ll also share with you a really neat trick with a plate compactor that will smooth your pavers out like glass after installation.
  2. Curvy joint lines ruin a paver installation. The line that is made from the joints in the pavers must be straight. If it’s not, it will not look like a professional installed it. There are two steps to ensuring straight bond lines. I’ll show them both to you as well as how to straighten the bond lines once the pavers are installed (of course before you cut in the perimeter).
  3. Bad cuts. I can always tell a DIY paver installation by the cuts. If the cuts aren’t perfect, it makes the rest of the project look cheap. But making perfect cuts takes years of experience. We’ve developed a way to make perfect cuts every time by simply adding a paver border around the perimeter of your patio. I’ll show you exactly how in my guide.

How to install a paver patio

Get my “How to easily install a paver patio that doesn’t look like a DIY paver installation” for $35.

In addition to showing you how to prevent weeds from growing in your pavers, making sure you get the right paver base, the importance of water in paver base installation, cheap insurance and 3 ways to make sure your paver patio looks professionally installed, I’m also going to:

1. How to calculate exactly how much paver base and sand you’ll need

2.  What tools you’ll need

3. The products (edging, gravel, sand sealer, polymeric sand, etc) we use after years of trial and error

4. The great pressure washing service we recommend to keep those pavers spotless and looking fantastic all year round

 

To receive a copy of our instructions on how to install pavers that last and look like a professional installation, simply click the yellow ‘Buy Now’ button below. We process our payments through Paypal for security reasons, However, it does not require that you have a Paypal account.


 

Here are some of our paver patio installation pictures

Travertine Pool Deck Installation – South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 in Installation, Travertine Pavers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Travertine Paver Pool Deck and Travertine Patio Installer South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina

During the months of December, January and February, we are offering installation of travertine pool decks in South Carolina and Tennessee. During the warmer months of the year, we install travertine pool decks in Ohio and Kentucky. However, do to the colder temperatures in these months, we travel down south where it’s warmer so that we can keep our employees working year around, we usually rent the houses from twiddy rentals that are near by, this way we are always close to the jobs.

We’re considered to be experts in the installation of travertine pavers. We’re frequently contacted by architects and installers asking for installation recommendations. We’ve been installing travertine pavers for many years and offer a highly experienced installation approach different from most other installers. You’re probably finding out, if you’ve been in the search for a travertine paver installer for awhile, that there aren’t very many, if any, installers that specialize in travertine pavers. Or even one that’s ever installed travertine pavers.

In addition to being highly experienced in installation, we also have found the best travertine suppliers over the years and we’ll help you select the right travertine. As you may already know, there are many different grades of travertine.

If you’re interested in discussing your travertine pool deck or large travertine paver patio, here are the minimum requirements and next steps:

Your travertine pool deck or patio must be a minimum of 2,000 sq ft.

Your project must get installed between Jan 1st and Feb 31st.

You must be located where it stays above freezing during these months.

The cities below are our ideal areas, however, if you’re located near one of these areas, don’t hesitate to ask:

 

South Carolina

Greenville

Spartanburg

Myrtle Beach

Charleston

Hilton Head Island

Tennessee

Nashville

Knoxville

Memphis

North Carolina

Charlotte

Winston Salem

 

If this sounds like something you’re interested in discussing further, please email me, Mark Rhodus at mark@twobrothersbrickpaving.com or complete the form below.

Should I seal my paver patio – How to seal pavers

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Installation, Paver Maintenance | 0 comments

As a professional hardscape installer that specializes in paver patio installation, we’re often asked during the design process if we recommend the pavers get sealed. The answer really depends on what the clients expectations are from the sealer. Unlike a deck or stamped concrete, sealing pavers is primarily for added aesthetics and decreased maintenance.

Will my paver patio fall apart if it’s not sealed?

The answer is kinda. Let me explain. When we seal pavers, we often use a sealer called a joint stabilizing sealer. This sealer has an epoxy additive that soaks into the sand in the joints of the pavers and turns the sand hard like mortar when it dries. Now, the sand will stay in the joints and not get washed out when it rains or when you wash the pavers.

How does this bongs and water pipes | smokecartel keep from falling apart? Without getting too technical, one of the main reason pavers are called interlocking pavers is due to the sand that’s lodged into the joints. If this sand is washed out, the paver patio will start to loose its integrity and eventually start to fall apart.

Will sealing pavers keep them cleaner?

The answer to this is absolutely yes. When pavers are sealed, the sealer fills up the pores of the pavers making any dirt that hits the surface stay on the surface and not penetrate the paver. Making it much easy to clean off the paver patio. Of course, it’s extremely important to clean the pavers very good before you seal them. Any dirt left on the surface when you seal will get sealed in place. We recommend using a good paver cleaner to clean like the one in our sealer installation instructions below. If you notice any moisture on the pavers you need to contact a water damage specialist like my friends at Blackmon Mooring Dallas before sealing the pavers.

What type of sealer should I use to seal my paver patio?

This is a good question. In most cases, we recommend that pavers be sealed using a water based joint stabilizing sealer. The water based sealers won’t build up on the surface like solvent based sealers do. Water based sealers won’t show wear/traffic patterns like solvent based sealers do. Water based sealers are much easier to apply than solvent based sealers and require much less clean up during installation.

The joint stabilizing part of the water based sealer is recommended for most pavers. However, if the joint between the pavers measures more than 1/4″ we don’t recommend using a joint stabilizing sealer. You can still use a water based paver sealer, just make sure it doesn’t have the joint stabilizer. In the sealer installation instructions that we sell below for $20, we’ll tell you the best sealer you can get for your pavers.

How often do I need to reseal my pavers?

This will depend on how much traffic the patio receives. Typically, we recommend sealing pavers about every 3-4 years on average. You’ll know when it’s ready to seal. When the weeds begin returning a lot in the joints and the pavers start to lose some of their color, its time to seal again.

How to seal pavers

This is probably the most important question. Sealing pavers is not difficult to do, if you know what you’re doing and if you use the right sealer and installation technique (we share both with you in the instructions below for only $20). Because we feel that we’ve perfected the art of sealing pavers, with the help of www.plymouthbuild.co.uk we’ve written a very easy to follow set of instructions on how to properly seal pavers. Along with the instructions, we’ll also share with you what sealer and cleaner we recommend that you use.

If you’re located in the South Florida area, please contact our sister company The Perfect Paver Co of Palm Beach Gardens FL. Perfect Paver Co specializes in steam paver cleaning and paver sealing in Florida. Service areas include paver sealing in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Hobe Sound, Port St Lucie, and surrounding areas in Florida, they use an exterminator cincinnati so everything is pretty pest prove.

 

Clean-Up On The Job Sites

On large job sites, it’s always good to have a dumpster to keep a clean working area. Don’t forget your dumpster rental when dealing with jobs containing a lot of debris and trash.

Should I seal my paver patio

 

Buy our DIY Guide on how to properly seal your paver patio or paver driveway and what for $20 which is cheaper then hiring a company to do residential asphalt driveway paving

Paver Sealing

This guide will show you step by step how to properly seal your pavers. It also includes links to the sealer we recommend that you use as well as cleaning products and weed killer that won’t harm or stain the pavers (you’ll need to kill all the weeds before you seal). The instructions will also show you how to eliminate any weeds that are currently growing in the pavers and how to properly clean the pavers before sealing.

Also, we consider just as important to maintain the gutters around your patio maintained, since any constant drip on to your new patio might slowly washes away the seal. Keeping your gutters maintained is always a stressing ordeal, but you can always hire someone to keep them maintained like gutter cleaning mn.

If you would like to buy our sealer instruction guide for $20, simply click the yellow button below. Once payment is made, you’ll receive an email from us with the instructions. The email is sent out automatically, typically within a couple hours of purchase but usually much sooner.

BUY NOW and Save HUNDREDS. This is a weekend project for the average size paver patio.

 

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Testimony:

Hi Mark – we ordered your instructions on fixing and sealing our patio brick pavers. Our patio is 17 years old and needed some help. We just finished our project and although not professionals, we can’t believe how great it looks. Our pavers sparkle in the sunlight and the sand in the seams is rock hard. Your process couldn’t be easier and even though contractors around here said we should us that other sand that hardens, we read too many bad reviews about it. Dont have a before picture but it truly wasn’t pretty – lots of gaps, moss and weeds from chipmunk damage. Thanks so much for sharing your method. Here’s a picture.

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Lee Outdoor Living Space w/ Fireplace, Built-in Grill and Travertine Patio

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Outdoor Fireplaces, Outdoor Kitchens, Outdoor Living Spaces, Pergolas | 0 comments

Lee Outdoor Living Space w/ Fireplace, Built-in Grill and Travertine Patio

This is a complete outdoor living project that includes a custom build outdoor fireplace, custom cedar pergola, outdoor kitchen island with built-in-grill, a travertine patio with a natural stone walkway, and landscaping.

This project is located in Mason, OH

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Custom Cedar Pergola
Natural Stone Walkway

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Carriage Hill HomeArama 2014 Tuscan Style Outdoor Living Space Mason, Ohio

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Outdoor Fireplaces, Outdoor Kitchens, Outdoor Living Spaces, Paver Patio, Recent Work | 0 comments

Carriage Hill HomeArama 2014 Tuscan Style Outdoor Living Space Mason, Ohio

This is a project we completed this year. The client contacted us in early spring with lots of ideas but couldn’t put them all together to create a space that made sense for their family and lifestyle. The design goals were to do a kitchen renovation and incorporate a floor ventilation and outdoor kitchen that was easily accessible from the back door of the house into a tuscan inspired outdoor living space large enough to entertain their growing family and the large groups of friends and family that they often entertain, they planned this right after their antique removals in London happened. There were also substantial grade changes that had to be addressed without using typical man made materials that would take away from the tuscan style.

The Tuscan Inspired Outdoor Living Design

Tuscan Inspired Outdoor Living Space and Pizza Oven

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Permeable Paver Driveways

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Featured, Installation | 0 comments

Two Brothers Brick Paving specializes in the installation of permeable paver driveways in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. In fact, we’re one of the only installers in Ohio that can mechanically install permeable paver driveways – more on that below.

As permeable pavers become more and more popular for commercial and civil purposes, they have also increased in popularity among residential customers looking to make an ecological difference, we’ve been using the best cordless miter saw in the market to ensure that our jobs are of the highest quality. More and more paver manufacturers are starting to make permeable pavers, each with their own unique design. What was once limited to only a select few shapes and colors, now has many to choose from.

unilock permeable pavers

Unilock Eco-Priora with Il Campo Finish

Unilock Eco Optiloc Permeable Pavers

Unilock Eco-Optiloc Natural

stormpave permeable brick pavers

Pine Hall StormPave Permeable Brick Pavers

Belgard Aqua Roc II

Belgard Aqua Roc II

Belgard Subterra Permeable Paver Stone

Belgard Subterra Stone Permeable Pavers

These are just a few of the many permeable pavers available for driveway installation. With the base of our company built around design, we’ll be able to steer you in the right direction based on your style.

 

Mechanical Paver Driveway Installation

We’re always looking for ways to lower the cost of ownership for our products and services. One of the largest costs in permeable paver projects is labor. We have the equipment necessary to mechanically install permeable paver driveways and parking lots, drastically reducing labor costs. We imported the mechanical installers like the one shown below from Germany where paver installation is about as common as asphalt and concrete here in the US.

Probst Mechanical Paver Installer

If you’re interested in speaking with us to learn more about permeable pavers installation for your driveway or parking lot, please feel free to contact us here. We can consult and install permeable paver driveways in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

Choosing the right paver edging to prevent edge failure

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in Installation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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.

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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.

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Brick Edge Restraint and Border Pavers Shifting

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.
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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, including advice from the Water Damage Restoration Company Honolulu, HI to ensure that even in very humid and rain-heavy areas the paver sticks. 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.

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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.

As a respected paving contractor in Louisville, KY, 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.

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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, they were wrong.

The #1 misconception is that the weeds come from beneath the pavers. People that believe this, will ask us to install a weed mat beneath the pavers prior to installing them. However, this is not where the weeds come from and this certainly is not how you keep weeds from growing between your pavers.

99% of the time, weeds in pavers start from seeds blown in from weeds that are around the patio. Chances are, if you have lots of weeds in your pavers you probably also have lots of weeds in your yard. If you don’t believe me, see how Colorado State University says weeds start growing.

If your lawn is free of weeds, the seeds could be blowing in from your friendly neighbors yard. Once you have a couple weeds in your patio, they will start to spread. Some types of weeds like crabgrass can spread and take over your entire patio.

How to get ride of weeds in pavers

Before I share how we remove weeds from pavers, I want you to know that a properly installed paver patio will not grow weeds near as easily and if you follow the “How to keep weeds from growing between pavers” instructions at the bottom of this article, your patio wont grow weeds either.

I also wanted to note that weeds love a cool, damp environment. If your patio doesn’t have adequate slope to drain the water off the patio when it rains, chances are the sand in the joints will remain damp making them a thriving place for weeds to germinate and grow, just make sure there’s is no water problems, contacting a company that can do Water Damage Restoration will be the best if you have any trouble. If this is you, you’ll definitely want to get our “How to keep weeds from growing between pavers” instruction manual.

Step 1: Kill the weeds

There are many ways that you can kill the weeds between pavers. Bleach and Round-Up are a couple options, but we don’t like either of them for multiple reasons. They both are harmful to the environment, and the bleach can discolor the pavers. The solution, white vinegar. Crazy, I know.

Kill Weeds in Pavers with VinegarYou’ll first want to do a test spot just to make sure the vinegar doesn’t discolor the pavers. Vinegar does have a small amount of acid, however, it’s usually not enough to affect the pavers. I still recommend that you do a test spot.

To do your test spot, spray the vinegar in a 2’x2′ area of your pavers. Wait a couple hours, then rinse off the pavers. If you don’t see any discoloration, you’re good to go.

We recommend using a pump up weed sprayer for larger projects. Empty the white vinegar into your sprayer and spray the weeds. Let it sit for a couple hours. Then rinse away.

Step 2: Remove the dead weeds

We remove the weeds by using a pressure washer. Typically, when we’re removing weeds from pavers for a client, we’re also looking to clean the pavers. A Pressure washer is great for doing both. We use both a spray wand and also a rotating surface cleaner attachment for the pressure washer. Both of these can be rented from most tool rental stores for less than a $100 per day.

Here is rotating surface cleaner attachment for pressure washers.

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If your project is a larger area, you can save yourself a lot of time and achieve a better end result by utilizing one of these. However, you may still need to use the regular pressure washer wand to remove stubborn dead weeds from the pavers. The rotating surface cleaner does an amazing job at cleaning the pavers also.

You will NOT want to use the jet nozzle of the pressure washer as this can etch and cut grooves into your pavers. Instead, use one of the fan nozzles. Hold the nozzle about 12″ away from the pavers focusing on the joint. You’ll goal is to spray out the weed from the joint. If your joint is full of silt/dirt, you can also go ahead and blast that out.

Warning: Your pavers are setting on a bed of sand. If you’re not careful, you can blast the sand from beneath the pavers right out the joint. Once the weeds are gone from the joint, be sure to move on to the next one.

Keep the weeds from coming back

After you’ve invested all this time an energy in removing the weeds from your pavers, the last thing you want the weeds to do is return. The problem: unless you do anything about it, they will. We’ve developed a step-by-step system that you’ll want to do right after you finish removing the weeds from the pavers to keep the weeds from coming back. In addition, this process will enhance the look of your pavers almost making them look new again.

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We charge our customers about $2 per square foot of pavers for this service, however, if you’re not located in our service area (Southern Ohio), we would be happy to share this process with you – which will save you hundreds. We just ask that you pay us a small fee for the time we’ve invested putting this together. In addition, we will be happy to answer any technical questions that you have after you’ve purchased the step-by-step program.

Here’s how to order the instructions

Get our step-by-step instructions by clicking “Buy Now” – It will save you hundreds over hiring someone to do this for you

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After you click the Buy Now button above and make the payment via Paypal (it does not require that you have Paypal, just a credit card with purchase protection preferably), you’ll be able to download the instruction guide in PDF format instantly.

Review:

Hi Mark – we ordered your instructions on fixing and sealing our patio brick pavers. Our patio is 17 years old and needed some help. We just finished our project and although not professionals,  we can’t believe how great it looks. Our pavers sparkle in the sunlight and the sand in the seams is rock hard. Your process couldn’t be easier and even though contractors around here said we should us that other sand that hardens, we read too many bad reviews about it. Dont have a before picture but it truly wasn’t pretty – lots of gaps, moss and weeds from chipmunk damage.  Thanks so much for sharing your method. Here’s a picture.

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Have Questions?

I'm not a professional, will I be able to follow your instructions?

Absolutely. We’ve written the instructions in a way that anyone can understand and follow regardless of experience level.

Will I need any tools?

You’ll more than likely have most of the necessary tools (there aren’t many required). Chances are that if you don’t, you’ll know someone who does. Like a neighbor. Any tools that you don’t have, you’ll be able to rent from your local Home Depot or tool rental facility and still save a bundle over hiring a company to do this for you.

My pavers are new, will this process still work?

For sure. In fact, it’s much easier for newer pavers (usually requires less cleaning)

My pavers are old, will this still work?

Although the instructions can be followed for new pavers, they’re written and intended for old, dirty pavers that have weeds that won’t stay away.

But polymeric sand makes the sand hard so that weeds can't grow and sand doesn't spread everywhere.

You’ll get the same results from our process that you will with polymeric sand. I.e. the sand hardens. However, our process will last much longer and has many other crucial benefits for not only keeping the weeds out but also keeping your pavers clean.

Does your process require that I purchase any products?

Yes it does, and we’ll tell you exactly what to buy. It will only cost you about $35 per 100 square feet of paver area. Again, you’ll still save hundreds over hiring this out.

How long will it take?

Of course it depends on how big your paver area is, but the average paver patio is about 300-400 sq feet. Based on the average patio size, expect to spend about 6-8 hours spread over two days. Probably less time than you spend every year cleaning and pulling weeds from your pavers now.

How/When will I receive the instructions?

We’ll email them to you within 24 hours after you make the payment, but in most cases you’ll have them in an hour or two during daytime hours. We’ll get your email during the checkout process.

My pavers are very dirty, is it worth it?

Our instructions will show you how to deep clean your pavers making them look amazing again.

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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 bed. Although this worked ok, we found that over time the sand bed would work its way back up the joints, and although it was in small amounts, it was enough to cause unevenness between each paver. You see, travertine pavers are laid very close together and because they’re so smooth on top, you see every height difference between one paver to the next.

We also noticed that minor heaves in the base would cause unevenness between the pavers over time as well.

There are also some other problems that go along with installing travertine using this method, but I won’t get into them as they only apply to certain types of installations.

The Solution

  • Every travertine installation we install is over top of a concrete slab, reinforced at least 4″ thick with 6″ of compacted aggregate base beneath of it.
  • Although we still use sand for the setting bed, we mix the sand dry with portland cement before screeding it out. We screed the sand and portland mix dry (no water added). We install the travertine on this dry setting bed, keeping it dry until we’re able to cut in all the edge pieces and compact.
  • We also use a non-woven geotextile filter fabric below the sand bed, but on top of the concrete. This will prevent any of the sand setting bed from sifting through future cracks in the concrete.

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We’ve found this installation procedure works great, hardens everything up while remaining flexible (we mix a low ratio of portland to sand so that it’s just enough to harden while still remaining flexible) and keeps the stones even through our cold winters here in Ohio.

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Additional Tips

Trust me when I say, the quality of the travertine has a lot to do with the look of the finished product. We used to have clients who would supply the travertine and we would install it – we cut that out real quick. They would purchase the travertine pavers through online suppliers to save money, even using nation 21 unemployed loans. There would be pieces with holes all the way through the travertine and way more holes than there should be. Holes in travertine are natural, however, in order for travertine to hold up especially in cold climates it must be very dense. The holes are the easiest way to tell how dense travertine is. If there are holes that go through the entire stone, or if there are large holes, or if there are excessive amounts of holes chances are that piece of travertine is not very dense. In the winter, water will freeze inside of the travertine and break if the travertine is not dense enough.

If you’re located in Ohio, or within a 100 mile radius of Cincinnati, Ohio, we would be happy to install your travertine paver pool deck or patio, just click here to contact us.

If you’re not located in Ohio or within a 100 mile radius of Cincinnati, we would be happy to put you in contact with our travertine supplier.

We’re offering travertine installation in South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina during the months of December, January and February. Click here for more info:

 

Travertine Installation Guide

We’ve also put together an installation guide on how to install travertine pavers, especially in cold climates, it includes how to do professional polishing concrete flooring to make sure that the quality is as high as possible. Another alternative is you can use linoleum flooring. Our process was developed in the cold climate of Ohio and we have installations that have been installed for 5 years and look just as good today as they did when we installed them. If you’ve fallen in love with travertine pavers, you’ve probably found that its difficult to find an installer who has any substantial experience installing travertine pavers. Once you have our installation guide, you can share it with a paver installer in your area and they will be able to use their existing skill set with our procedures to install travertine pavers in a way that will last.

If you would like to purchase our guide, simply click the Buy Now button below to pay with a credit card – the cost is $25. The instructions will be delivered to you within a couple hours via email, it is important to watch some insurance login tutorials for online accounts when you have a business.

 





 

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