What is the warranty on pavers?
Typically the manufacturer warranties the pavers and wall material for 20 to 25 years.
Labor and installation has a 2-year warranty from The Outdoor Floor Source.
Why do I see some color variation in the same batch of pavers?
Pavers are manufactured in batches and a batch is approximately 300 sq. ft. to 500 sq. ft. It is possible that colors may vary slightly in a batch.
Can you seal pavers immediately after installation?
We would never recommend sealing brand new pavers. Pavers should be allowed to cure for a period of time before they are sealed because on occasion, visible efflorescence may occur. Efflorescence will cause an undesireable white powder to become trapped in the sealant, requiring additional time and expense to clean and reseal.
What is efflorescence?
Efforescence is the migration of a salt to the surface of a porous material, where it forms a coating. Efflorescence may appear on the pavers as they cure. This does not harm the pavers or mean they are defective. It is a natural process and will eventually disappear. It can also be removed by broom brushing with 1 part muriatic acid and 3 parts water.
Why use polymeric sand on my pavers?
Polymeric sand is a great addition to any paver installation. Polymeric sand binds and can inhibit weed growth, ants and other things that may get lodged in between the joints of your pavers.
How do I control ants and weeds from invading my pavers?
Polymeric sand can greatly reduce problems with ants and weeds as it binds the sand between the pavers. Sealing your pavers with a quality paver sealer has this same effect
Why seal the pavers?
As mentioned above sealing your pavers helps to control ants and weeds. It also repeals water so that rain cannot be absorbed by the pavers thus cutting down on mold and algae growth.
How long will the sealer last?
We cannot guarantee the life of any sealer. The life of the sealer is in the eyes of the beholder. You sealer should be fine for 2 to 3 years but many people can push that out to 10 years.
How can I find a reliable paver installer?
Three great sources to find and research any installer is Angie’s List, the Better Business Bureau and Google.