What to Put Under Pavers

Paver base – what is it? Paver base is a material that you put under brick pavers to provide a solid foundation and ensure proper drainage. It can be made of various materials such as gravel, sand, or concrete. The most important thing is that the paver base should be compatible, stable, and permeable. Otherwise, […]

Should You Seal Brick Pavers?

Break paver sealing step-by-step. What is it? Should you seal brick pavers? There are several things you need to take into consideration before you make a final decision, such as the climate in your area, the amount of traffic your pavers will get, and your personal preferences: climatic conditions – if you live in an […]

How Long Do Brick Pavers Last?

Why is it worth investing in brick pavers? Brick pavers are a very popular choice for patios and walkways because they are attractive, durable, and easy to maintain. They last longer than concrete and are less likely to crack or chip. They are also slip-resistant and easy to clean. With proper installation and maintenance, brick […]

Pavers vs. Poured Concrete – What’s Better for Outdoor Spaces?

Poured concrete vs. pavers – cost and maintenance The first thing you need to take into account when choosing between poured concrete vs. pavers is the cost of materials and installation. Pavers are usually more expensive than concrete, but they’re also easier to install. On the other hand, poured concrete is a more labor-intensive project, […]

What is Cultured Stone?

HOW CULTURED STONE IS MADE Cultured stone is made from aggregate materials, cement, and pigment additives for coloration. Manufacturers create molds from natural stone or strategic mold designs, then pour the concrete mixture into the molds. The material is cured to yield a durable, stone-like veneer that is much lighter than natural stone. Most cultured […]

Pros & Cons of Multi-Colored Patio Pavers

BENEFITS OF MULTI-COLORED PATIO PAVERS Here are some advantages of using more than one color in your patio design: Add a focal point to a one-dimensional exterior. If you have a solid siding color or your home simply lacks an exterior focal point, this could be just the pop you’re looking for. Making a bold […]

Pros & Cons of Brick Paver Sealer

PROS OF SEALING BRICK PAVERS Brick paver sealant is designed to protect the surface of the pavers from water, UV rays, and other elements. Sealing your pavers can make them more durable, which protects your investment for years to come. Furthermore, many clients like the ‘wet’ look that comes with certain sealants. If you want […]

Walkout Basement Patio Design

Determine the Functional Goal of the Walkout Basement Patio The function should be at the forefront of your mind for any home improvement plan. Think about what you would want to use the patio for. If your basement is set up like an apartment, the walkout patio might be a place to have coffee in […]

How to Stop Brick Pavers from Shifting

WHY DO BRICK PAVERS SHIFT? There are a few reasons why brick pavers shift. Primarily, the shifting is the result of movement below the brick pavers. Michigan soil is mostly sand or clay-based. Water is able to freely move through the soil when it rains, which impacts the pavers above. We install a substrate that […]

What Is an Outdoor Kitchen? Pros and Cons

Outdoor kitchen – what is it? An outdoor kitchen is basically a kitchen that is located outside your house, in your backyard or on your patio. It can be a simple barbecue area with a grill and a small prep space or a fully equipped kitchen with a sink, fridge, and even a dishwasher.  The […]