- Why Titan
- Paver Info
At Titan Pavers, we strive to provide homeowners throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding area with the highest quality paver installation service available. Our prices are competitive with anyone in the industry, and our quality of service and commitment to customer satisfaction are truly second to none.
Our paver installation crews always follow safety rules to the letter in order to ensure that there are never any accidents or mistakes that could damage your property or our workers. When you work with Titan Pavers, you can rest assured that your project is in professional hands. We are committed to showing up on time, communicating with our customers on a regular basis, and cleaning every job site when we are done. Our pavers installation process is efficient, streamlined, and completely stress-free for our customers.
We are ICPI certified and insured. We are also happy offer up to 10-year warranty on our services and a 25-year-to-lifetime warranty on the concrete pavers we install. To see what hundreds of satisfied customers have had to say about our paver installation services, check out our reviews on Yelp!
Permeable Paver Installation
A paver patio is one of the most desirable fixtures that you can build outside your home and something that can serve as an eye-catching centerpiece for your landscape as well as a pleasant spot for you and your family to spend time together. At Titan Pavers, we are experts at building a wide range of patio designs, including using permeable pavers that are meant to help prevent water buildup and erosion outside your home. If you would like to create a paver patio that will serve as a stunning addition to your home as well as increase its value, we are able to help!
No pool is complete without a great paver pool deck – and concrete pavers that make up your pool deck serve a number of important purposes. A paver pool deck can help protect the edges of your pool from damage and provide a non-slip surface for you and your family to walk along as well as serving as an eye-catching addition to your pool area. If you would like to design and build a pool deck that will perfectly compliment your home’s swimming pool, feel free to contact the paver installation experts at Titan Pavers today!
A paver walkway is an addition to your home that is both functional and impressive. In addition to providing you and your family with a durable path to walk along, paver walkways can also be a creative element in your landscape’s design. If you would like to build a walkway using high-quality concrete pavers, contact us today!
In almost every case, food just tastes better for some reason when it is prepared outdoors – and with a beautiful outdoor kitchen, you can cook meals outdoors anytime you please. Creating stunning and fully functional outdoor kitchen areas using concrete pavers is one of our areas of expertise. We’ll work closely with you to fully understand you vision for your outdoor kitchen in order to help you create the outdoor kitchen of your dreams. For a free estimate on how much your paver outdoor kitchen project will cost, we invite you to contact us today!
If you have a green thumb and enjoy making flowers and other plants a centerpiece in your landscape’s décor, then installing a paver planter wall is one of the best options that you have available. A planter wall that is built using concrete pavers gives you plenty of extra space for flowers and other plants while also serving as an attractive piece of landscape décor in and of itself. If you would like to design and build a stunning landscape wall that is both attractive and built to last, the paver installation experts at Titan Pavers are able to help!
At Titan Pavers, we also specialize in permeable pavers installation. Permeable pavers provide an added advantage of extended durability, strength, and ease of maintenance. Being eco-friendly, interlocking permeable concrete pavers are the best investment you can make for your driveway, patio, or outdoor kitchen. Permeable pavers act just as the earth to absorb moisture or water from rain and are an integral part of sustainable living.
You can choose from multiple color options ranging from warm, cool to neutral based on your color palette preferences. We can match the paver styles and color blends perfectly to give shape to your dreams regarding your outdoor spaces. We have just the right permeable paver product to match any design need, be it vibrant hues or subtle shades. We choose permeable paver stones that meet our highest quality standards, keeping in mind durability and aesthetics. We offer an unmatched selection of paver colors, textures, and shapes that will fit right into your lifestyle and budget.
Our project planners will work closely with you to ensure that your paver installation delivers the result you want with the performance you expect.
As an additional precaution, our pre-site inspection team will survey the location for any potential dangers. We will then report to you and site management before we begin. Before the demolition and excavation can begin, we will locate and utility lines or other assets in the earth where your paver installation is meant to be done. We use Dig Alert and work with state and local authorities to ensure the build will be both safe and legal.
Using heavy-duty machinery when necessary, we will level the site using industry-standard tools and techniques. We will then use an excavator to dig seven to nine inches from the final grade.
We will then add grading soil to allow for proper drainage after the paver installation is complete, or remove soil for the same effect.
Industrial grade compactors will then be used to eliminate any air gaps in the soil to avoid instability of the final product.
In locations with problems such as a high water table, a GeoTextile fabric sub-base is recommended for added stability. This is optional when installing pavers, but will add to the stability and longevity of any paver installation and is usually recommended for concrete pavers.
After installing the optional GeoTextile, we will compact the bed a second time in accordance with the 95% ratio recommended by the ICPI.
At this point specialized sand will be layered in, followed by pavers, borders, and beams.
Concrete borders will then be installed to contain the build. Concrete beams will be poured and installed at key structural locations within the build for added stability
High tech polymeric sand is then used to fill in any joints to stabilize the installation of concrete pavers.
After setting the top paver stone in place, using a plate compactor, we will then press the paver stone securely into position.
Once the paver stone is in place and compressed we will activate the polymeric sand (a high-tech mix of graded sand and binder) and clean the surface of the paver. At this point, you have the option of having a sealer applied to the paver. This will help prevent water from seeping into the build.
What are concrete pavers?
A concrete paver is a large block of concrete to create a hard and smooth surface. They can be made to create patio decks, paths, driveways. In bygone days, streets made with brick or cobblestones, ancient structures with stone foundations, and the like are all classic examples of stone pavers that have stood up to the rigors of time. Pavers can also be made from concrete which leaves some folks scratching their heads as to what the real difference between a concrete slab and a paver really is.
How do concrete pavers compare with “stamped” concrete?
Stamped concrete pavements are merely large sections of poured-in-place concrete that have been embossed with a design. Therefore, they are prone to the same problem freeze/thaw cycles (ie. cracking and spalling), lower strengths and higher absorption rates as poured-in-place concrete. Concrete pavers permit a flexible, breathable surface, working with nature. In addition, stamped concrete requires expansion joints every 10 feet or so, which can be very distracting. Also,concrete pavements don’t allow access to underground utilities or the ability to make repairs. At practically the same price per square foot installed, concrete pavers are clearly the better choice.
Will the colors fade from the concrete pavers?
Concrete pavers are made with the highest quality pigment and have color completely throughout each unit. However, the extreme effects of the sun and elements work against all building materials. Over the years, it is possible to see the colors mellow as they age.
Should I seal my project?
Concrete pavers are manufactured to be durable. Therefore, the use of a protective sealant is optional and a matter of personal preference. A sealant will make stain removal easier, might minimize weed germination in the joint sand and can enhance colors. Sealers, however, are a topically applied product and must be reapplied every 3 to 5 years. Sealing pavers may make pavement slippery when wet. Before sealing, the installation must be thoroughly cleaned and completely dry. Be sure to use sealers specifically for concrete pavers. More intense use of the pavers and extreme climates often increases the frequency for re-applying a coat of sealer.
What about stains on my paver installation or any areas that may become damaged?
Stains can be removed with appropriate cleaning products. However, should a severe stain or severe damage occur, concrete pavers may be individually replaced.
Can I install concrete pavers over an existing concrete walkway or patio?
While this is not the preferred or recommended method, your installation can be laid over the top of existing concrete walkways, providing there is not substantial heaving in the existing area. Several other issues need to be addressed. First, the grade will need to be raised by about 3″-5’’ (the thickness of the bricks plus bedding sand or bonding agent). This is particularly critical if any doorways are involved. Second, remember that if the existing concrete slab should raise or drop with freeze/thaw conditions, the bricks will do the same.
What is the white film on my concrete pavers and will it go away?
The white film, known as “Efflorescence”, is normal for masonry products and it may appear on the surface of the concrete pavers. Or it may not occur at all. If it does occur, it is not permanent and will disappear over time. It may appear randomly or only in certain areas. It is a natural occurrence from the cement hydration process. Calcium oxide from the cement reacts with water inside the bricks and forms calcium hydroxide. This seeps to the surface and reacts with the carbon dioxide in the air to form calcium carbonate, a whitish residue. When moisture on the surface evaporates, it becomes visible. It will wash off or wear off over time. If you wish to speed up the natural process, there are cleaners available that are designed to remove efflorescence.
What is the base made of? What kind should be used?
The base is typically made of compacted, crushed stone that varies in size from one inch (25 mm) down to dust. Base materials used under asphalt street pavements are acceptable for use with interlocking concrete pavements. Some parts of the country use cement stabilized or concrete bases due to very weak or slow draining soils. However, most applications use a crushed stone base that’s compacted. Without geotextile, the soil will work its way into the base and weaken it. This is a slow process that happens when the soil is saturated with water or during periods of thawing. Geotextile stops this process and extends the life of the base by many years. Geotextile is recommended for use over silt and clay soils. It is not essential in sandy soils.
Can I use concrete pavers for paving the pool area?
Yes, you can. Pavers are, in fact, great for paving areas around the pool as they are slip-resistant and ensure a safer environment. The sand present in the joints soak the water and prevents accidental falls. At the same time, they provide a cooler surface to walk on than concrete.
Are interlocking pavers a good option for me?
There are quite a few benefits of interlocking pavers. These materials are incredibly durable and can withstand heavy loads and harsh weather conditions. At the same time, they are extremely decorative and versatile.
How do I eliminate efflorescence?
There are special cleaning agents available in the market that you can apply on paved surfaces to remove efflorescence, which appears as a whitish haze.
How do I prevent the growth of weeds between paver joints?
You have to make sure that the joints are filled up with sand. Next, you have to apply a sealant on the entire paved surface.
What lies beneath stone and concrete pavers?
While concrete is certainly more brittle than solid stone, all modern pavers feature a protective substructure that is subtly pliant in order to prevent the surface stone from being crushed and a retaining wall that keeps it in place.
The substructure of a modern paver is made up of bedding sand, a class 2 road base, a concrete retaining wall, and geotextile fabric. There is room for variation in this structure to suit the job. For example, concrete beams can be added into the middle portion to add strength, and the geotextile fabric and sealant are optional. These extras are usually done for large areas but can be done on any size job.