Paving can make a huge difference to the look of your outdoor space. From a pathway made of paving blocks to a brand new driveway designed with beautiful interlocking pavers, there are many ways to use a paving project to rejuvenate a home’s exterior. In order for your paving project to go as planned, there are some dos and don’ts to be aware of.
Do Think Long Term
A paving project isn’t like picking a new wall colour. Not only are paving projects expensive, they’re often permanent.
Ensure that the materials being used are durable and of high quality. Materials like natural stone, brick pavers, and paving stones are designed to withstand the natural elements. Choosing the right materials ensures your project will look great for years to come.
You’ll also want to consider the size and placement of your project. Many people wish they had gone bigger when looking at the final product.
Do Map It Out
Because it can be hard to visualize a paving project, you may find it helpful to map out your design ideas using paving stones or some other material. While these materials don’t have to be used for your project, they will be quite useful in allowing you to create a visual idea of how big your pathway, driveway or patio may be.
A professional consultant can guide you in designing and mapping out exactly what you need, as well as recommend the ideal pavers.
Don’t Use the New Surface Immediately
No matter the type of material that’s used, it’s best to wait at least 24 to 48 hours before walking or driving on the new surface. This gives the paving time to set into the ground. By applying too much weight or pressure onto the newly paved surface, you could shift the materials which could lead to dirt build-up or improper drainage or sinking.
Don’t Try To Do It Yourself
You may think that the DIY paving process may help you to save money. But, this is not true! Even if you get the paving material at an affordable price, then the DIY paving process will be costly for you.
The DIY process will help to save money initially by using unskilled labour, but later on it will generate various problems that require investment. Using a professional paving contractor comes with guarantees on workmanship as well as well-skilled and professional paving teams.
Professional Paving You Can Trust
Now that you know what to do and what not to do during a paving project, the next step is to find a qualified contractor who can get the work done for you. Our team has years of experiencing in a variety of paving projects, including pathways, pool paving, driveways, patios, and more.
For all of your paving project needs, choose QPave. We’ve got the expertise needed to turn your exterior design ideas into reality. Plus we offer a 12 year warranty on all our work.
Don’t go another day without the outdoor living space you’ve always dreamed of. Call our team today on 086 11 22 55 7 or send us a message to discuss your paving project ideas.