How to install Interlock Pavers
Preparation is key to a lasting installation. If you have ever seen pavers that are displaced, sinking or raised, you can be sure the pavers were not installed on a properly prepared sub-base
- Excavate down to solid ground to ensure we have a solid base to start with
- Use 3/4 crushed gravel to fill the excavated area to previous set levels.
- We compact thoroughly to give a solid sub-base ( 2-4 inch lifts to guarantee good compaction)
- Once sub-base has been compacted, we spread sand/screenings evenly over the area. This process is called “screening” and is where we set grades.
With the sub-base perfectly in place, we are ready to lay the interlock pavers. This can be laid in several choices of random patterns, interlock types and colors.
**Install pavers with as much fall needed for appropriate water drainage.
The finishing steps ensure your new interlock project will last for many years to come and give your property curb appeal.
Saw cut pavers: for the precision fit that is required to match corners, curves or unusual angles, pavers are carefully measured, then cut with a high-powered saw for a clean edge and exact fit.
Spread polymeric sand and run compactor over interlocking. ( making the sand go further into the seams of the interlock)
With broom go over interlock area to ensure all seams are filled in with the polymeric sand.
Wash interlock off with water lightly (the water reacts with the polymeric sand and forms a solid bond between the seams to prevent weed growth.) also in this procedure we can see if the grades were set right, hence no puddling.
- We put everything back to its original condition and thoroughly clean ALL messes related to our construction project.
- If any damage were caused during construction, we fix it to original state!