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Whether you’re looking for pavers to use in your next DIY project or searching for a driveway contractor with a hassle-free installation, we’re ready to help you! By working with the best local and national manufacturers, we’ve built our professional network in order to secure the highest quality pavers for your project.
Pavers can be crafted from a variety of materials, and they’re available in countless colors, sizes, and styles. When you’re feeling overwhelmed by the choices, our skilled RemodelMe team members know how to guide you to the correct pavers for your project.
What are pavers?
When you begin researching driveway installation, you might come across some confusing terms. For many homeowners, one of those terms is ‘pavers’. Although the word pavers is sometimes used to refer to the construction professionals who pave your driveway, it is also the name for a popular hardscaping material. Pavers are essentially blocks that have been designed and manufactured to fit together perfectly. Using pavers, it’s easier than ever to create classic and uniform surfaces or complex, intricate-looking patterns. Drawing on our professional experience, this page will give you all the information you need for a new pavers installation in Los Angeles.
Pavers vs. Poured Concrete
If you’re adding a new walkway or driveway – (or even refreshing an existing path!) – selecting a paving material is one of the first choices you’ll need to make. While there are countless options available, most homeowners will make their paving decisions based on only three factors: maintenance requirements, durability, and cost.
To help you choose between pavers or poured concrete, we’ve asked the expert driveway contractors in our Los Angeles office to help us explain the pros and cons of each material.
Both concrete and pavers are favored by homeowners because they are relatively low maintenance. To maintain concrete driveways and walkways, you’ll need to repair occasional cracks and remove dirt and stains quickly so that they don’t become permanent. To maintain outdoor features constructed from pavers, you’ll have to eliminate any weeds that grow between each unit and replace individual pavers if they are broken. Regardless of what material you select, your driveway contractor can help you understand how to maintain your new addition!
Concrete is known for its durability, but it can fall victim to staining and cracking as the driveway ages. There is more variance in durability for pavers because they can be made from many different materials, including concrete, brick, and natural stone. Typically, pavers are more resistant to cracks than standard poured concrete because the base of the stones are designed to flex in response to small shifts in ground movement. By contrast, poured concrete slabs are prone to splitting when the ground shifts. However, poured concrete is also capable of withstanding up to 50 years of use from heavy machinery and large vehicles.
At RemodelMe, we believe in total transparency in pricing. With other driveway contractors, pavers and poured concrete can have a variety of ‘hidden’ installation costs. This is because each material has unique installation steps that many homeowners don’t anticipate.
Installing a concrete slab driveway or path will require excavating, grading, preparing the foundation, setting forms, and pouring the concrete. If you’ve added stamping or texturing to the concrete, that will be an added expense.
Similarly, installing pavers is more complicated than simply placing them in the desired location. To prepare the area, your pavers installation service will need to do excavation, grading, sub-base compaction, geotextile fiber install, base preparation and compaction, as well as sand preparation. After these steps have been completed, they will carefully lay the pavers, cut the borders, compact the stones, and seal them after the job is finished.
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Everything You Need to Know About: Interlocking Pavers
At RemodelMe, we specialize in interlocking pavers installation. We carefully craft high-quality hardscaping features that can boost your curb appeal and increase property values. These elegant stones seamlessly complement both traditional and contemporary architecture.
Interlocking pavers are frequently chosen for driveways, patios and walking paths – however, with a bit of imagination, they can also be used to transform your other outdoor living spaces! Additionally, interlocking pavers are considered easy to repair. Unlike poured concrete slabs, it’s simple for a professional to remove and replace cracked tiles. This allows homeowners to save money on long-term maintenance. Lastly, interlocking pavers are quite resistant to damage from earthquakes or other seismic shifts. In fact, many homeowners choose interlocking pavers in Southern California specifically due to the fact that they can flex without cracking.
How to Choose a Pavers Contractor
Selecting a pavers installation service is a big decision. The work we’ll perform has the potential to impact your home for decades to come, so it’s natural that you would want to ensure that you’re working with qualified professionals. As you evaluate different providers, remember that a legitimate company should be able to provide: