As of now, your project area is beginning to take shape with a solid prepared base. The next step is laying the pavers where you can finally begin to see your plan take action! The following guidelines will help ensure your project is exactly what you have imagined.
It is now time to get your project started. Preparing a proper base is crucial for any paving stone project; again, you can refer to Unilock’s technical guide as well as take into account the following pieces of advice to ensure the pavers are being placed on a substantial base:
People don’t realize the amount of work involved with the installation of our paving stones, I am not saying that to scare anyone off of their project but a little planning will go a long way. Unilock provides an excellent technical guide for the proper installation of pavers, so please refer to it for details. To avoid common mistakes, follow these steps:
In the last eight years, what used to be the paver patio business has evolved into creating functional yet decorative outdoor living spaces. Various elements of interior design have been increasingly incorporated into this trend, resulting in outdoor rooms.
Putting your pavers on a general cleaning schedule is a great way to keep them looking tidy. How many times per year is up to you. Some folks in Germany clean their pavers every weekend, some sort of Sunday ritual. Most cleanings can be done using every day household cleaners. Dish soap, laundry soap, and bleach are widely used. Hiring a hardscape firm that specializes in cleaning is also an easy choice.
Every year, I have the privilege of viewing some of the most stunning landscapes in Ontario, and by far, the most remarkable seem to be backyard landscapes with a pool. Contractors and homeowners are creating extraordinary pool-scapes utilizing Unilock pavers and retaining walls accented with natural soft elements and landscape lighting. Pool decks can be exciting and versatile with the right Unilock product for your project and proper installation techniques. You can now create that same type of dynamic design around your pool, that you would for the inside of your home, by combining different paver styles creating accents, borders, and inflecting your own personal style.
When most people think of courtyards they are probably thinking of spaces at the side or at the back of a home. In actuality courtyards are most often created in the area between the front entry to your home and your driveway. What better way to create additional living space and curb appeal to your home than by creating a beautiful front courtyard. My wife and I love to sit outside in the front of our home in the evenings just to say hello and meet up with neighbors that we have not seen in a while. We also like to sit in our courtyard early on Sunday mornings, as we enjoy our coffee and the morning sun that we do not get in the backyard.
This year Unilock is doing a contest again, but we are consolidating a large cash prize and I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about it. With social media becoming such a large part of everyone’s daily life, we thought that we would have your friends decide the winner.
Finding the right professional landscape contractor is not always an easy job. Does a friend or neighbor recommend their contractor? If people you trust were happy with their experience, then most likely you will be too.
Paving stones are a great choice for new or existing driveways.
If you’re reading this blog, you probably are starting to think about designing a new paver patio, driveway, walkway or pooldeck. To create a great space, you need to design a sense of place. An outdoor room that feels good and cozy. Driveways should be appealing and inviting.