The practice of interlocking paving has been around for centuries and so is the evidence to prove it—remnants of Roman roads can still be found across Europe today. It's no wonder that homeowners, contractors, architects and realtors all love incorporating them – interlocking driveways have a variety of benefits.
Together we can choose a style that will complement your home and not be overwhelming. The goal is to accent the existing architecture and patterns while putting your own personal tastes into the project.
On the functional side, the driveway, patios, walkways and entrances can be designed and installed to withstand heavy vehicles, and pedestrian traffic.
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. Our years of training and experience in this field ensure that your new driveway, patio or courtyard will last a lifetime (and beyond).
Upon completion of excavation, the team begins the process of laying down the sub-base. Several tons of 3/4″ crushed stone (Granular A) are delivered to the site and the team immediately begins to distribute the gravel, filling the excavated area to previously set levels. The gravel base is compacted several times, creating a solid sub-base for the interlock pavers.
Once the sub-base has been compacted, the team spreads stone aggregate screenings or sand evenly over the entire area. This process is called “screening”. The pavers will be laid directly on top of the screenings or sand.
With the sub-base perfectly in place, we are ready to lay the interlock pavers. This can be laid in random patterns, according to your design and in your choice of colours.
We know what you're thinking, "seal my interlock pavers? Why!?" It enhances the original colour to give it a “wet look”. What's more, it creates a seal over the top of the sand joint between the interlock pavers to:
Ready to enhance the look of your home or business with a touch of European styling? Get in touch with Pro Pavement Services Ltd. to get the ball rolling!
You do not have to seal your interlock pavers at all, or you may seal them on a regular basis. The interlock pavers must be installed for at least 60 days before having them sealed, to allow the concrete to cure and oxidize. You may want to seal every 2 years or you may want to seal at longer intervals – whenever you feel you would like a new finish on them again. Most applications last 2-4 years.