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ADR Contracting recently completed a patio paver residential project for a client from Waterbury, CT. This was a very interesting project as it was an old concrete slab that was removed and replaced with new concrete patio pavers. The job was completed in just two days! Making our customers very happy with their new patio, which they got to enjoy all summer long.
The project was completed within the estimated time frame and budget, which were both very important to the client. This was achieved by using only the best materials from top-quality manufacturers, as well as by expertly trained staff who were able to get the job done with minimal disruption to the client's daily routine.
Patio paving is a great way to improve the look and feel of your home. The process of installing a new patio starts with obtaining building permits and setting up the site for work.
Once you've decided where you want to put the patio, it's time to choose a style. This will depend on how much space there is and what type of space it is. A small, intimate patio next to your home may only need something simple like bricks or pavers. However, if your backyard has plenty of space for a gathering with family and friends, consider adding some ornamental features such as curved walls or an arbor so that guests can easily move around the space.
The first step in your patio paving project is to excavate the site. We will remove any existing surface and outline the area where you want to put your pavers. Then, using a shovel, we will dig a hole that is 2 feet deep and make sure there will be enough room for the patio pavers to sit flat in the ground. We will also make sure that we wouldn't dig through any pipes or wires to avoid damage.
Next, before we begin installing your patio pavers, it’s important to make sure that the foundation is in the best shape possible. This process involves removing all debris from the foundation and making sure that any loose material is removed from around it. We also need to make sure that the foundation is level and stable by adding additional concrete if necessary. Finally, once the foundation has been prepared properly and is ready for pavers, we can begin the step-by-step process!
The next step is laying out the pavers so they fit within their designated area and then making sure they don't move around while being installed. We use chalk lines or laser levels for this purpose. Once we're done laying down each piece of paving stone, we will check for levelness by placing a spirit level across the top surface of one paver end-to-end with another one in line with it. If both pavers are perfectly level and parallel, then yours are too!
Once we have the mortar mixed, we will apply it to the joints of your patio paving. The mortar should be applied in a thick layer that is about 3/8 of an inch thick. For best results, we will work from one edge of the patio and work towards the center of it so that all parts are covered evenly and there are no gaps or missing patches.
Next, it's time to dry-fit the patio block. It is important to make sure that each paver fits in its correct location and that there is a gap of at least 3/8" between each one. We will check again for levelness and tap them with a rubber mallet. If any are not level, we will use some sandpaper or a Sawzall to remove the high areas until they're nice and even again.
The perimeter restraint is the barrier that prevents the pavers from shifting, and it’s usually made of a material that is more rigid than your pavers. Perimeter restraints are typically installed around the outside edge of your patio, as well as along any steps leading up to it. They can be made of various materials, but most commonly they're made from steel or concrete.
Now, we will sweep sand between the pavers and joints. We're going to use a stiff bristle push broom. We will repeat this process several times to ensure that the joints are filled with sand, making your patio more durable.
Once the joints have been filled and are dry, it’s time to compact them. This is the final process and there are several ways we can do this, we generally use a tamper (a heavy steel plate with a handle) or a rubber mallet to compact the joints.
This is just one way of installing patio pavers. There are plenty of ways or procedures to do this. We just wanted to be able to provide you with some knowledge about our process.
Our team at ADR Contracting is committed to making superior brick, stone, and concrete creations. We provide services in Waterbury and the surrounding areas. We’re passionate about building beautiful structures that will last a lifetime.
We are a fully licensed and insured company that only hires qualified workers. Our team is trained in the latest techniques and technologies to ensure high-quality workmanship at all times. We also offer tile installation, chimney repair, home interior remodeling, and more. Contact us now, you won’t be disappointed!