Driveway Pavers: Benefits and How to Install Your Own
Did you know you can achieve incredible curb appeal with driveway pavers by installing them yourself? That’s right, you can save money while creating a stunning first impression to guests, viewers or potential buyers with driveway pavers. Driveway pavers are strong and durable, able to withstand the weight of vehicles without absorbing any damage, making them the perfect driveway material. In addition, driveway pavers are low maintenance and easy to care for, so you won’t find yourself having to take care of them very often after installation. Driveway pavers are versatile, coming in a variety of patterns and colors that will perfectly match your landscaping and home designs. Plus, driveway pavers are easy to replace in the event that they get damaged.
Installing driveway pavers is easy. The first step is testing the soil. Testing the soil in your yard will help you determine its abilities to absorb water. The results of this test will help you determine if you need to dig a deeper drainage before you start to install the pavers. Once you’ve tested the soil, you’re ready to prepare the site. Remove any plants or constructed elements that are where you want your driveway pavers to go. Then, compact the subgrade to at least 95 percent and lay the geotextile. Once you’ve completed this step, you’re ready to spread the base material. Know that the average driveway paver uses about 4 to 6 inches of gravel. After the base material is laid down, it’s time to lay the pavers. When laying the pavers, allow a gap of 1/6 to 3/16 between each paver. Finally, sand and sweep the pavers once they are all laid down. Sweep the sand into the spaces between the pavers, add sand, and repeat to be sure there is enough sand to adequately fill the gaps.
And just like that, you’re done! For the tools you need to install your own driveway pavers, look no further than Farmingville Masonry & Concrete Supply, Inc. We have all the tools you need to achieve your dream landscape, so give us a call at 631-320-0440 to get started!