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Paver Restraint Edging

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Paver restraint edging will keep pavers in place, just as you had installed them. It resists ground forces that can cause lateral movement resulting in displaced pavers, overtime.   A successful paver project is the end result of using proper construction methods and materials. It all starts by preparing a stable subbase (soil below the […]

Deicing Salts and Concrete

Deicing salts can react with concrete and may cause spalling overtime

When snow and ice start to accumulate on your driveway and walks, typically for most homeowners, providing safe walking surfaces is the primary concern. Perhaps the next concern would be to have the ability to operate your vehicles so that they are not sliding around on the driveway, or getting stuck at the bottom of […]

How to Install an Asphalt Pavement Edge

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We were recently asked by a homeowner how to finish the edge of an asphalt driveway. If you are repairing part of your asphalt pavement and the repair involves the edge of the pavement, there is a correct way to finish the edge to help keep it structurally strong and durable. Unlike concrete, where forms […]

How To Clean Outdoor Brick and Other Pavers

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There is an easy and safe way to clean your outdoor pavers. A natural cleaning solution of ultra concentrated oxygen bleach and water can be applied with a deck brush for an easy, safe way to restore the beauty to your brick and concrete pavers, and other natural stone hard surfaces. Outdoors, it seems like […]

Concrete and Clay Brick Pavers

Clay brick pavers with mortar joints set on concrete base

Using pavers will add ambience and interesting detail to a new or old outdoor area. Both concrete pavers and clay brick pavers are long lasting, durable materials.   There are several alternative paving materials to use for a driveway, a walkway, or a patio or terrace besides poured concrete or asphalt. One of these alternatives […]

Patching an Asphalt Driveway

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Extend the life of your asphalt driveway with regular maintenance. Patch holes and repair minor deteriorations in your asphalt driveway yourself to save money. Making these minor repairs is a fairly easy job, and keeping behind maintenance repairs like this will help extend the life of an asphalt driveway. The main structural component of an […]

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