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February 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 204

Pavers are hard blocks made of different materials which are placed on pathways, lawns, driveways or open areas of the house. Pavers are generally made from different materials like cement, stone, clay or wood. Pavers add both the functional and aesthetic dimension to the house. Pavers are not only available in different materials but they are made in different shapes, colors and size. For e.g. If your home is a country or a Mediterranean type than pavers made of redbrick would be the right choice.

The range of pavers allows you to easily custom fit your home as per the design and space.

Pavers are available in most home depot stores and you can buy these pavers and install on your own or if you can hire specific paver contractors who would be most happy to provide their service.

Some of the steps that are generally involved while installing pavers:

1. Mapping out the area in order 2. Finding the right shapes and design that would fit the outlay 3. Cutting, cleaning and compacting the area. This is to ensure that there is no shrinkage once the pavers are installed 4. The fourth step will involve the process of actually installing the pavers and levelling the area5. Finally, the gaps between each pavers need to be filled to ensure stability and prevent weeds from growing

One big advantage is the durability of pavers as compared to other materials like wood, gravel or asphalt. Pavers are extremely durable if installed properly. The durable nature of pavers will help to cut down maintenance costs which are generally required frequently for other materials. Also, when it comes to installation pavers generally are much easier to install and with some basic do it yourself manual one can easily learn how to install.

However, the most important thing to remember when installing pavers is to see that a proper paving sealer is used. Sealing lends both beauty and life to pavers. Therefore, sealing has to be done properly to ensure preservation and durability of the pavers.

Advantages of sealing pavers with water based paving sealer.

Before choosing the sealer it would be important if you could do a research on the different sealers that are available in the market and which would best suit your purpose. Most sealers can be applied on any type of pavers but the most important variable the climate of the region. The one sealer that is highly recommended by all experts is water based sealer. Some of the advantages of using water paving sealer are:

1. Water based paving sealer is very easy to apply and also can be spread widely 2. bonds with the concrete paver surface very well 3. Unlike other chemical sealers that might react with the pavers' water sealer do not react. This sealer is also provide UV protection better that other sealers 4. Water based sealer is cheap and will help cut cost 5. Provide good waterproofing and easy to recoat

Therefore, while choosing pavers it is important to look at some of these factors, so that you investment will be better protected.

For information on paving sealer or options available when sealing pavers, please visit the Concrete Sealer Warehouse.

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