Question: What is efflorescence?
Answer: Efflorescence is a naturally occurring phenomenon that causes a white deposit on the face of any concrete product. It has to do with leaching of salts out of the concrete matrix and depositing on the surface when the water evaporates. It is not considered a defect of the material. It has no adverse effect on the physical structure of the product, and will normally wear away naturally with weathering. It can be cleaned off with a number of commercial cleaners.
Question: Will my pavers stones last longer if they are sealed?
Answer: No. Sealer does 3 things. First it helps resist stain penetration. Second, it enhances the color. And third, it binds the sand particles in between the joints making it difficult for weed seeds to germinate.
Question: How do I prevent weeds from growing between the joints?
Answer: Ensure that the joints are completely filled with polymeric joint sand. This will minimize the amount of weed seed that falls between the joints. An application of sealant will also help prevent the penetration of weed seed.
Question: How does a paver installation react to frost?
Answer: Installed on a properly prepared base, pavers can outlast poured concrete, impressed concrete, and asphalt.
Question: How do paving stones compare with other paving or decking materials?
Answer: Over the lifetime of your installation paving stones are more aesthetically pleasing, durable, and cost effective.
Question: Can I use paving stone around a swimming pool?
Answer:Yes! Concrete pavers not only enhance the area around a pool, they also provide a slip resistant surface to walk on. And if you ever have to service the area below the pavers, you can easily lift and re-lay the pavers.