Pavers have been used for thousands of years to create patios, walkways and roads. Modern day paver techniques are changing constantly, using different materials and procedures. While following ICPI techniques and procedures, we can create amazing patios built to last.
ICPI is a North American trade association representing interlocking paver installation. Their techniques and procedures result in some of the most durable patios.
We often come across patios that were not installed correctly. Before you have a contractor install your patio, ensure they are qualified by asking some important question, such as "how thick is the base layer" and ask if they have any third party training. These questions will ensure your patio will be installed properly and last. If your contractor doesn't install the patio correctly, it could result in major issues and expense down the road. Ensure it's built right the first time.
We'll go over how we install patios, so you'll know you're getting a quality patio with no skipped steps. Each and every one of our patios follow these techniques, our staff are continually trained to ensure they're receiving the most up to date information.
This is a diagram of the different patio and walkway parts. Each part of the process is vital to build a proper patio that will last!
Our 14 Step Process to Paver Patio, Walkway & Driveway Installation
1 - Planning & Design
The first step in building your patio is the planning and design stage. We go through a list of options, such as:
Where should the patio go?
What will you be using it for?
How big should it be?
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From the planning stage, we move onto a design. Each patio we install comes with a basic design so you'll know what you're getting. This design will show the shape, size and look of the patio to ensure it's what you want and suits your needs.