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Serving RALEIGH-DURHAM NC and surrounding areas in Cary NC Wake, Durham, Franklin, Granville and Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Durham, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill and the Triangle RTP area. Johnston counties Our contractor partners happily serve the following suburbs and zip codes: Aleigh, Angier, Apex, Asbury, Auburn, Bailey, Barham, Bayleaf, Bilboa, Brookhaven, Bunn, Butner, Carpenter, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Creedmoor, Durham, Eagle Rock, Efland, Falls, Franklinton, Fuquay-varina, Garner, Genlee, Green Level, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, Hopkins, Knightdale, Louisburg, Lowes Grove, Lynn Crossroads, Middlesex, Milburnie, Morisville Nc, Morrisville, Nelson, Neuse Crossroads, New Hill, Norht Caroliba, Norht Carolin, North Caolina, Noth Carolina, Piney Plains, Pittsboro, Ralegh, Raleig, Raliegh, Rawleigh, Rhamkatte, Rily Hill, Rlaiegh, Rolelsville, Rolesville, Shotwell, Six Forks, Spring Hope, Upchurch, Wake Forest, Walkers Crossroads, Wendell, Youngsville, Zebulon, 27601, 27603, 27604, 27605, 27606, 27607, 27608, 27609, 27610, 27612, 27613, 27614, 27615, 27616

 

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Our highly trained installation crews are more than laborers, they are true artisans. In about a week, we can replace your cracked concrete driveway or patio deck with beautiful interlocking pavers or natural stone. Check out our paving stone gallery to see samples of our work. You can also view our paving stone design catalog to see the wide variety of designs available for your driveway or patio design

Benefits of Concrete Pavers for your Driveway, Patio or Walkway

 

Interlocking Concrete Patio Pavers, Driveway Pavers and Walkway Pavers

Traditional concrete, asphalt or gravel driveways pale in comparison to the beauty of driveway pavers.

There are many benefits to installing concrete pavers that make them the best value even when compared to cobblestone, stamped concrete, or clay pavers.

Concrete Pavers

Concrete pavers come in a wide variety of surface finishes, colors, and shapes, as well as laying patterns to compliment the architectural style of your home. Clay pavers mainly come in shades of red and have a limited number of shapes available.

Clay Pavers

Clay pavers mainly come in shades of red and have a limited number of shapes available.

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"DPandASSOCIATES did a fantastic job on our driveway. I feel like we have a new house! All of our neighbors think it looks fabulous and that it will increase our resale value."


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Concrete Pavers — Stronger than Stamped Concrete

Concrete pavers are stronger than ordinary or stamped concrete which gives you the assurance that the pavement for your driveway, patio, or pool deck will look beautiful for a very long time. Pavers are easy to clean and require little maintenance.

Cobblestones

Cobblestones have wide joints which encourage weeds and have a surface that makes walking difficult. Concrete pavers won't crack like asphalt or poured-in-place concrete. This is because each unit has joints that allow for a small amount of movement without cracking. Additionally, cobblestone can be 3-4 times more expensive than concrete pavers.

Concrete Pavers Repair Easily

One of the biggest advantages of choosing concrete pavers is that if a repair ever does become necessary, stained or broken pavers can be easily replaced without ugly patches by just removing and reinstating new pavers. This is not true of asphalt, concrete, or stamped concrete.

paver repair is easy

Contact DPandASSOCIATES today to schedule a free on-site consultation and estimate. One of our expert consultants will help you select the driveway, patio, or walkway design that will compliment your home.

                                                           

                                          Designing with Concrete Pavers

Designers choose pavers styles to harmonize with the surrounding area. Two colors of pavers can be combined to provide interest in large areas. Pavers also come in blended colors to add interest.

     Pavers are similar to other colored concrete, or brick products: shade variations may occur. This can result from slight variations in dye lots and the raw materials used. Install pavers from several pallets at a time.

 

                                                          Here are some additional design considerations :
  • Pavers can be selected to complement the stone or facade on the building. Oftentimes, pavers one or two shades lighter than the structure are selected so as not to compete for attention with the structure.
  • The use of brick pavers with wood or stone houses adds warmth.
  • Pavers can have different textures. When different textures are combined it adds interest.
  • Avoid long straight rows of pavers. If straight runs are required, lay the edge pavers parallel to the edge of the path and use a basket weave pattern in the interior.
  • For Victorian style housed, repeat the curves of the arched windows and doors by designing curved edges.
  • For rectangular colonial styles, repeat the shape by using brick-shaped pavers.
  • For brick homes, select pavers lighter than the brick used on the home or use cobblestone.

                                                                  

Materials There are many different types of material that you can choose for your driveway. The table below will give some ideas.

 

 Paving stones (Pavestone)

Brick

Flagstone

Stamped concrete

Concrete

Strength

8,000 psi

High

1,000 to 10,000

Moderate

Not rated 2,000 psi

Moderate

 2000 psi

Moderate

Flexibility

Flexible

NO cracks

Not flexible

Will crack

Flexible

Will crack

Not flexible

Will crack

 Not flexible

Will crack

Maintenance

Low 

Most stains are hidden

Moderate

Oil and other stains hard to remove

Moderate

Oil and other stains hard to remove

Moderate

Oil and other stains hard to remove

Moderate

Oil stains

Difficult to maintain 

Repairable

Pavers easy to replace Prone to chipping Prone to chipping Repairs costly and marks visible  Can not repair without noticing scar marks

Colors and Patterns

A wide assortment of colors, shapes and sizes Brick colors range from red to orange and flash of black Many types of Flagstone Many stamped patterns Many colors to chose from

Cost

$9.00 to $15 $15 to $18 $15 to $24 $7.50 to $12 $4.50 to $7.50 

Concrete

Patios built out of concrete should be constructed out of 4 inches of 2000 psi concrete with inch rebar placed every 24 inches on center going in both directions. The Soil under should be well compacted.

Brick

Traditional brick patios should be built over a 4-inch concrete slab. The bricks are now set in a mortar bed and leveled one at a time. Then all the spaces between the bricks are filled with a grout. This is can be rather expensive because one is building two surfaces.

Interlocking brick patios are far more economical because they are set in sand instead of in mortar over concrete.

Flagstone

Flagstone is a generic term for thin flat rock that is used for paving flat surfaces. Flagstone is named from the location of the quarry it comes from. Arizona red is a reddish sand stone; Pennsylvania blue is a grey blue. The cost of the stone is proportional to the shipping distance.

It is best to pour a concrete slab and set the stone in mortar on the slab. However, in the interest of economy the stones can be set directly over the soil. They will move and shift over time and will have to be readjusted from time to time.

Stamped Concrete

A stamped concrete patio should first be prepared with 4 inches of concrete with inch rebar going both ways.

The "stamping' happens after the concrete has been poured and just before it sets up. There are several methods of stamping. The most common is to use a rubber mat like material with the desired pattern molded into one side. The molded pattern is placed down on the concrete leaving the desired pattern in the concrete. The procedure is repeated over the area to be stamped. Control joints are placed in the concrete in the effort to have the cracks follow the joints. This does not always happen and the cracks can appear anywhere in the newly finished concrete.

Concrete is usually colored before it is poured. There are standard colors that can be added to the concrete at the ready mix company as it goes into the truck. The colors are not 100% predictable and may vary slightly from the color chosen.

Pavestones

The price of pavestones is more affordable today than before. The techniques have improved and the skill in laying the stones has been expanded. When one compares similar aspects of a stamped concrete patio done correctly costs are usually less. However when the advantages of each are compared the paving stones far outweigh the concrete.

 
Concrete will crack and pavestones will not; concrete will fade and the exact colors can not always be predicted, whereas paver colors can be seen and chosen before they go in; concrete has no warranty against cracking, paver has a lifetime warranty; concrete cannot be repaired without noticing the repair marks the paver can be replaced without seeing any evidence of the repair; concrete is an artificial copy where each pavers are a unique unit. Concrete cannot be replaced but pavers can, therefore pavers are by far the best patio material for the money.

Brick pavers offer beauty and long-term performance to home and landscape. There are many patterns, colors, and textures to enhance the character and value of your home. To get the most out of your brick paver project, consider the following aspects before you start.

Patios, walkways and driveways should be wide enough to accommodate people, lawn furniture, or in the case of driveways, cars and foot traffic. Walkways should be at least 36" wide. A wider walk lends more grace to an entrance. People enjoy walking on paths with gentle curves, and brick pavers can define and enlarge space for shrubbery beds.

Designing patios is like planning a new room. What part of the day will it be in the sun or shade? It it going to be blocked from the wind? How will the landscaping fit in? How easy is the access from the house? Are steps needed? Consider the flow of foot traffic and the amount of space needed to accommodate a patio table and chairs, gas grill, etc. A minimum of 350-400 sq. ft. would be needed, but a more generous size is recommended, especially if the homeowner likes to entertain family and friends.

Custom design service is available for all your brick paver needs. The beauty of your project will make you feel that your research was worthwhile.

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