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Interlocking Pavers Installation

interlocking pavers

If you’ve decided that interlocking concrete pavers are the ideal building material for your next walkway, driveway, patio, or other paving projects, Titan Pavers would love the opportunity to help you plan, design, and complete your paver construction. At Titan Pavers, we’re true paving experts in Los Angeles, including when it comes to installing interlocking pavers.

We have been providing elegant and long-lasting solutions to beautify outdoor spaces for years. From driveways and patios to landscapes, interlocking pavements are trending as they are highly durable and stunning.

To learn more about our interlocking paver installation services and to receive a free quote on your next permeable pavers project, contact us today!

Enrich Your Outdoor Space with Interlocking Paving

Interlocking pavers are made commonly from concrete and can create the look and feel of cobblestone pathways. Connected with sand, these interlocking pavers provide a rich visual appeal to your patio, walkway, driveway or pool deck. Durability and resistance to temperature fluctuations make them the ideal options for outdoor aesthetics.

Because these interlocking blocks distribute the load evenly across the surface, damage from the stress of any kinds of vehicular load or weather damage is mitigated. At Titan Pavers, we introduce you to wide-ranging patterns of interlocking which makes your driveway, patio or outdoor kitchen truly unique.

Angelus Courtyard Interlocking Pavers How does the interlocking system work? Collapse

Pavers are placed over a leveling course, which is over a compacted aggregate base. The thickness of the base will vary depending on the purpose of the application. The pavers are retained at the outside perimeter of the project using edge restraints. Edge restraints such as plastic edging and concrete curbs are recommended. Once the pavers are placed and restrained, the interlocking process may begin. Coarse, angular sand is swept into the joints and over the pavers. The pavers are compacted and may take 1 or 2 passes before the full interlock can be achieved. After compaction, the project is ready for use. Sweeping and cleaning of the area will be necessary.

Why are they called “interlocking pavers”? Expand

It is the combination of the installation system, together with the ratio between the thickness and the length and width of the paver which makes them “Interlocking” – not the shape. When installed correctly over a base designed and properly prepared for the type of application and load bearing which the installation is intended to carry, the combination of the paver, bedding sand, edge restraint and joint sand causes them to interlock, allowing the individual pieces to work as a unified, flexible pavement.

Why use interlocking concrete pavers? Expand

There are many benefits and reasons why you should choose concrete pavers for your hardscaping project. First, concrete pavers are produced on specially designed machinery which ensures an exact quality controlled process that produces paving brick of higher strength and durability than poured in-place concrete. Concrete pavers have a minimum average compressive strength of 8,000 psi, compared to poured-in-place concrete with an average of 3,000 psi (almost 3 times stronger), and have a lower absorption rate as well. With proper installation, this product provides a hard wearing and flexible surface. Secondly, concrete pavers are the ideal product for freeze/thaw cycles. When water in the soil freezes, it causes frost heave, expanding and lifting the surface of the earth along with everything on top of it. When frozen water within the soil melts, the ground may sink to fill the space left behind. A rigid surface (ie. poured concrete and asphalt) will not be able to yield to these movements and will crack in resistance. However, a system of interlocking pavers bears the flexibility to adapt to changes in the earth without cracking. Third, they can be “unzipped” to allow for repairs or easy access to utilities. Unlike asphalt, pavers are virtually maintenance free and do not need to be regularly sealed or replaced. Finally, they are incredibly decorative and versatile. Concrete pavers come in a variety of colors, sizes, patterns, and designs to fit your taste and style. 

 

What are the components of an interlocking concrete paver system? Expand

The components include a base, bedding sand, concrete pavers with sand in their joints, and an edge restraint to contain the pavers at the perimeter.

The Interlocking Concrete Pavers Advantage

Eco-Friendly: Stormwater runoff presents a number of environmental concerns. For one, water runoff tends to collect contaminants along its journey and can carry those contaminants into the natural waterways. Runoff also has the potential to disrupt or overwhelm natural waterways, leading to erosion, flooding, and other environmental issues. Permeable pavers, however, are meant to eliminate water runoff entirely and instead direct excess water back into the soil, making them a very eco-friendly choice.

Can Save You Money: If you are in the process of building a new home, hiring a paving contractor to build your walkway, driveway, and other paving constructions, using interlocking concrete pavers may save you money. Primarily, interlocking paving stones may enable you to avoid having to install expensive drainage systems. Since these pavers act as a drainage system on their own, building with interlocking paving stones often negates the need for more costly drainage systems. As an adage, interlocking paving stones don’t cost significantly more than traditional concrete pavers. Therefore, building with them is not going to be substantially more costly.

Minimize Flooding: If you live in a flood-prone area where landscape damage due to excess rainfall and excess stormwater runoff is a frequent concern, permeable pavers may be the ideal solution to help keep flooding at a minimum. By allowing water to seep back into the soil at a gradual but steady rate, permeable paving stones are able to keep water from flowing down your home’s drainage system and into your landscape. In all but the heaviest rainfall, this simple solution should be enough to protect your home and landscape against flood damage.

Durability: The compressed and high-strength concrete used in interlocking paving makes your driveway, walkway, patio or garden resistant to degradation from chemicals, salts while enhancing its resistance to weather fluctuations. Our abrasion-resistant interlocking paving solutions give you a lifetime of guarantee and peace of mind. Our optimal process of installation and choice of materials mean your driveway or pathway maintains its original elegance for up to 25 years and beyond.

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