If you are looking for Pavers and an Installation Company in San Diego, Ca you can TRUST with over 25+ years of experience, you have arrived at the right place! There are so many Paver Installation Companies to choose from as new companies continue to pop-up everyday on the internet. We know it can be very confusing to figure out who to choose, which is why it is our goal to provide you with all the important information you need to know to make the absolute best decision on your paving stone investment.
- The 1st thing you should know is that ALL the paver companies in San Diego, Ca, Southern California buy the paving stones from the same manufacturers (i.e. Angelus Pavers, Orco Pavers, Ackerstone Pavers, Belgard Pavers, RCP Pavers, Olsen Pavers, etc.). This means the quality of the pavers should be the same from company to company since they are buying and installing the same material.
- The 2nd and more important item to consider is the actual crew that will show up to install your project on day 1. Regardless of what the sales person tells you; make sure you do your own homework on the crew. Most paver companies in San Diego hire subcontractors to install the pavers and these subs hop from one paver company to the next as the work flow comes in. This means that it is up to you to figure out which crew is going to install your project. You will want to investigate the credentials of that particular crew in terms of their level of experience installing pavers, their communication skills, the number of testimonials received from that exact crew, etc.
Some additional questions to thing about: Are they going to subcontract the work out? If they say they are going to use an in-house crew, make sure they have the papers/insurance to prove this? Do they have workers compensation insurance for ALL the installers, not just the foreman (very important)? Are the installers legal US citizens? Do they have the proper liability insurance to ensure that you are completely covered (just because they have a General Liability Insurance policy does mean that you are covered)?
INSTALL-IT-DIRECT (IID) sought out the best paver crews in the industry and recruited them to our team. We have both in-house crews as well as exclusive access to the most qualified paver subcontractors in the business. All our in-house paver installers are employees of IID and have over 25+ years of experience. Our level of experience is unmatched in the paver industry as no other company has as much experience installing paving stones.
Our Competitive Advantage is the people we have on our team which enable us to operate extremely lean; eliminating the unnecessary overhead so we can pass as much savings as we can onto you. Please read our Blog for a lot more insight into selecting the “right paver company” to install your project.
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Whether you have a cracked concrete or stamped concrete driveway, an old asphalt driveway, or a gravel driveway, pavers are definitely the driveways of the future. Some of the many reasons paver driveways are becoming the #1 choice for new driveway installs is due to their unique ability to be zipped and un-zipped. Think of the pavers like legos; if you were to get a stain on your driveway, a crack, or needed to get access to underground utilities (i.e. drain-line, sewer, etc.), you can simply remove and replace the pavers as necessary to complete the task.
Another nice bonus to the paver driveways is that the manufacturers back the material with a lifetime guarantee from breaking or cracking. If you have ever walked on driveways that were slippery when wet, the nice part about a paver driveway is that the paving surfaces are non-skid and non-slip so you do not have to worry about anyone falling down or cars losing any traction as they drive on your pavers.
There are many more features and benefits as to why pavers are the best choice when considering a new driveway, however, one of the most important features is that they are absolutely beautiful and they are the only paving surface that actually adds value to your house. The reason why pavers are the only option that adds value to your property is the fact that it will be the last driveway you will ever need. All other paving options will break-down over the years and will have to be resurfaced or replaced.
Please visit our Blog to continue learning about why pavers are the #1 choice for new driveways.
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If you are considering a new backyard patio and are not quite sure what material to use, then patio pavers are a great option. Not only are there 100’s of different colors, patterns and styles to choose from; the pavers are backed with a manufacturers lifetime warranty from breaking and cracking.
You can choose almost any color you can imagine, from natural earth tones, to vibrant. There are many different textures to select as well, from smooth non-tumbled pavers, to tumbled, embossed, and even old world cobble stone pavers or flagstone pavers.
The options are truly endless for your new paver patio and the end result will be a treat for not only yourself and your family, but for anyone that visits your new patio.
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Pavers are becoming the industry leading material for new and revamped pool decks. Not only do the pool deck pavers offer many more choices in terms of colors, patterns, styles, it is their versatility that sets them apart from the pack
If you have a pool deck or are in the process of installing a new pool, then you are well aware of all the utilities that lie underneath the surface. Imagine that a pipe breaks or the skimmer needs to be replaced, how are you going to repair this issue if you have a rigid surface like concrete, stamped concrete, or any other rigid material? The answer is that you will have to saw-cut the area and then re-pour the concrete in an attempt to match the older concrete. Basically the repaired area will never look the same and will be very noticeable and not aesthetically pleasing.
If you install pavers, then you will never have this problem as the pavers can be lifted, the problem solved and then the pavers can be replaced without ever knowing there was an issue.
Another important feature is the fact that the pavers are non-skid and non-slip, which is very important around pool decks as you do not want anyone slipping and falling.
One of the most important benefits of selecting pavers for your new pool deck is that this will be the very last pool deck you will ever have to invest in. The pavers are backed with a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty against breaking and cracking.
Pavers are the only option amongst all the pool deck surfaces that add value to your property, since this will be the last pool deck that you will have to purchase. All the other products like concrete, stamped concrete, flagstone, tile, etc. will eventually crack, fade and will need to be replaced.
To learn more about why pavers are the best decision for your new or revamped pool deck please read our Blog
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Are you thinking about dressing up your entryway walkway area, or adding some curb appeal to the front of your house; then a paver walkway or entryway might be a great option for you.
Not only do the pavers instantly increase the value of your house, they are beautiful and will add that special statement that you have been looking for. There are 100’s of styles, colors, and patterns to choose from, that there it bound to be a combination that will address your needs perfectly.
A new paver walkway and entryway can be installed in a matter days, which means you can completely transform the appearance of your front yard and be the talk of your neighborhood in less than one week.
If you are interested in learning more about the features and benefits of installing a new paver walkway, please take a moment to check out our Blog.
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Each IID installation goes through a 72-Point-Inspection by your dedicated Project Supervisor to insure that every install meets ICPI guidelines and our high standards of excellence.
PAVER DESIGN AND PLANNING
One of our Professional Design Consultants will assist you with your design and plan in an effort to come up with a clear picture as to your overall vision and goals for this project. The design and diagram will determine the scope of the project. At this point we will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate in regards to your investment. We can continue to alter the scope until we meet your project needs. Once the design is finalized we will use the diagram to ascertain the appropriate quantities of material to order.
Before the demolition can commence, all utilities (electrical, gas, water, etc.) must be properly located to eliminate unnecessary problems. (digalert.org)
A bob-cat (where applicable) will be used to demolish your existing hard-scape surface. In areas where the bob-cat cannot access, other demolition tools be used to remove the hard-scape. Saw-cutting may be necessary along areas where the foundation is protruding into the usable space in the driveway, patio, or pool deck areas.
In vehicular areas, we will excavate 9 1/2 inches from final grade and in pedestrian areas we will excavate 7 1/2 inches from final grade.
For the first 4 feet away from the house, we will want a 1/4 inch of fall per foot for the first four feet and 1/8 inch of fall per foot thereafter. This is to code and should be followed to create the necessary water-flow away from your house.
We will use a plate compactor to compact the sub-base. This is crucial as we do not want to have any air gaps in our system. If you skip this step, it will lead to undulations later on.
GEOTEXTILE FIBER – RECOMMENDED FOR CLAY CONDITIONS (OPTIONAL)
Prior to the base preparation, we recommend that a geotextile fiber is installed which will inhibit the native soils(your dirt) from mixing with the Class II Road Base, which will be installed next. One of the main reasons pavers undulate and fail later down the line is when you skip this step. The fiber retains the integrity of the foundation and system and the foundation is vital to the longevity of the paver installation.
We will prepare 6 inches of Class II Road Base for the vehicular areas and 4 inches for the pedestrian areas. Once the base has been set, we will hose the base down, and compact it until we reach a compaction level of 95%. At this point if the bob-cat drives over the prepared base, you will not see any tires mark, as it is literally hard as a rock, which is exactly what you want.
We will screed 1 inch of sharp angled bedding sand over the entire base, which is specially designed for the pavers. This is not round beach sand that you would find at your local beaches. It is sharp and angular in design and locks into the paver joints.
Once the laying system has been completed, we will lay string lines out from your house so that we know we are laying our pavers properly to the design/plan.
CUT BORDER STONES
Once the entire field of pavers has been laid, we will take the border stone of your choice and place it around the outside of the field. Next, we will take a marker (sharpie) and mark all the stones that are in the borders path. Once the stones have been marked, we will take them one at a time to the wet saw and cut each stone to perfection. Once they have been cut we will place the cut pavers back in their appropriate field location.
PREPARE BOND BEAM AND LAY BORDER STONES
After all the borders have been cut, we will trench all the areas out underneath the border stones that are abutting up to soft-scape surfaces (i.e. grass, dirt, asphalt, etc.) and trench all those areas out. Once the soft-scape areas have been trenched, we will pour a concrete footing in the trenches. After the concrete has been poured, tamp down all the border stones into place. Once the concrete finishes drying, remove all excess concrete on the sides.
COMPACT PAVING STONES
We will use the plate compactor at this point to compact the pavers down into the bedding sand, thus bringing the sand 1/4 inch up on the stone. At this point, the stones are now interlocked. We will continue to bring more and more sand and compact from top down to completely fill all the 1/16 inch paver joints.
Once the joints have been completely filled with the sand, we will start our clean-up process. All excess sand and debris will be removed and your paver project will be hosed off and ready to use immediately.
APPLY SEALER (OPTIONAL)
Once the paver project is completed, we will add a sealer. There are various types of sealers, including: joint stabilizer sealer, color enhancer sealer, wet look sealer, etc.; however, the most popular sealer is the joint stabilizer sealer. This particular sealer locks in the joints to help prevent weeds or any other growth from occurring between the pavers. It also helps with inhibiting staining, however, it does not eliminate all stains.