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FAQ About Pavers

Why should I choose Strictly Stone brick paving?

We have been in business since 1993. We are a family owned and operated business who ares about you. This is not just a job for us, we have a true passion for what we do. Our reviews prove it.

How steep of an angle or slope can you build a brick patio on?

We typically do not like to build a patio higher than 10-12 above grade. At that point we are able to elevate the patio then add soil to transition down to existing grade. Anything above 12" really should have a supporting wall installed.

Can you install brick pavers over existing patio or driveway?

It is a rare occasion where we are able to install pavers over concrete. The concrete has to be older and show no signs of unevenness. We have installed a few and yes it can be done. You need to be sure to only install pavers over the concrete and you cannot continue beyond the boundaries of the existing concrete without doing the same with you pavers. Otherwise there will be noticeable settling issues where the brake where the concrete ends.

Is there a price for the estimate?

No there is no fees associated with your estimate. However the designs re available for sale. 

Can you curve the edges of the brick pavers?

Radius and curves are possible with pavers. Our skilled crews cut each and every paver in radius cuts unlike the time saving companies that cut every 3rd or 4th paver with sharp nasty angles that do not look smooth. We do not cut corners when it comes to cutting corners.

What makes the edges so stable?

Many edgings available on the market are cheap, affordable and save the company money. WE do not use those types. Our edging is the best the industry has to offer. That along with the longer more expensive steel spikes make a strong paver restraint system. 

Can driveway by used for heavy traffic?

Driveways can be used for heavy traffic only if they were designed that way. Extra base and thicker pavers are typically used for heavy vehicle applications. 

Are the spaces between pavers a problem for high heels, skating or riding a bike?

Most pavers should not give you that kind of a problem if properly installed. However there are a few that may pose a slight problem. Discussing these types of concerns with your Strictly stone representative ahead of time will allow us to make proper recommendations. 

How much time before a patio or driveway can walked on or driven on after instillation?

Patio, driveways and walkway can be utilized within 1 hour of completion. The one hour only pertains to the polymeric sand being moist. Once dry you are fee to use your new space. 

Driveway are just slightly different. It is recommended to wait a few months before turning your steering wheel on a driveway. You must let the grass around the edges establish themselves so as to provide a solid restrain for the border bricks. ​It simple, just do the turning before entering onto your driveway and pull straight in. Sometimes that is not an option so extra care is taken on installation.

Can paver driveways ice up in the winter?

The concrete pavers that we use and recommend resist degradation from freezing and thawing cycles better than asphalt and poured concrete. Many people choose to use a medium for melting any ice that forms. For those people you are free to use de-icing products such as calcium chloride or readily available salt as they will not abuse the pavers.

Snow melt systems, both electric and hydronic and electric work wonders under concrete pavers. These type of systems are highly recomended for front entryways as they not only melt the snow, but also melt the ice preventing any possible slip and falls.  Sometimes choosing slightly darker colored brick pavers can also help in speeding up the melting process.

What is the process when you encounter roots where a patio need to go?

A people that appreciate tree and what they provide to not only us, but our earth, we like to protect them as best as possible. Cutting root is normal as long as you don't go past the drip line of the tree. Once you are within that drip line the tree has a possibility of showing signs of damage. This is not a guarantee, but it is something that can be likely to happen. Strictly Stone does not cut any roots major main root beyond the drip line without consulting with the homeowners first.