Paver Installation in San Diego
If you're looking for a paver installation company in San Diego County that you can trust, you've arrived at the right place! With over 25 years of experience, we can help you make the absolute best decision on your paving stone investment.
Not only do pavers increase the value of your house, they will add that special statement that you have been looking for. With hundreds of styles, colors and patterns to choose from, there is bound to be a combination that will address your needs perfectly.
Stone driveways are a beautiful, durable, and low-maintenance alternative to a cement driveway that make a worthwhile investment while aesthetically tying your home together.
Clean lines and attractive custom elements make patio pavers a popular choice for outdoor living spaces. Different color variations and patterns are perfect for the design-conscious homeowner.
Pool Deck Pavers
An aesthetically and physically better alternative to wood pool decks, pavers are low-maintenance and keep your pool deck enjoyable for years to come without the chlorine stains and cracking issues.
Make a statement about the kind of home you're living in with the walkway to your front door. Pavers help your front walkway withstand the everyday wear and tear from your family.
We offer different paver materials for your outdoor design needs including interlocking, concrete and flagstone pavers.
Interlocking pavers are commonly made from concrete or cement and are connected pieces of pavement in a uniform shape. They can be used for any outdoor project but are most commonly used in driveways, patios and walkways.
Concrete pavers are paving stones made of rubble, water and cement, manufactured into different shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Concrete pavers are also commonly used in courtyards, decks, pathways, patios, pool decks and walkways.
Flagstone is an umbrella term for pavers that are made up of sandstone with other elements like quartz mixed in. Often made into thin slabs for ease of installation, flagstone pavers are commonly used in patios, pool decks, walkways and driveways.
Benefits of Pavers
Pavers come in a variety of colors and patterns, giving the design-conscious homeowner a chance to dress up their outdoor living space. Unlike concrete slabs, pavers have the ability to match elements of the house, landscape design and other outdoor living features for a clean aesthetic appeal. Some of the biggest benefits of pavers include:
- Increase your home’s curb appeal and property value
- Lifetime guarantee against cracking or breaking
- Durable in changing climates
- Rated to 8,000 Psi (Concrete is only 1,500-2,000 Psi)
- Easy to remove and replace without damage Non-slip surface, even when wet
- Fade-resistant and easy to clean
Our Paver Installation Process
Prep the Area
Before the paver installation process begins, we conduct pre-demolition — locating all utilities (electric, gas, water, etc.) to prevent any problems during installation.
Demolition then takes place to remove your existing hard-surface through the use of a Bobcat machine, demolition tools and saw-cutting where necessary. This is typically needed along areas where your home’s foundation protrudes into the space where pavers are to be installed.
Place the Foundation
Placing the foundation includes excavation, grading (recommended to create necessary water flow away from your home) and sub-base compacting using a plate compactor to remove air gaps.
We then prepare the base with six inches of Class II Road Base for vehicular areas and four inches for the pedestrian areas. Once the base is set, it’s hosed down and compacted until a compaction level of 95% is reached.
Sand preparation then takes place with one inch of bedding sand laid down over the base.
Once the area has been prepared and the foundation placed, we will lay string lines out from your house and lay the pavers according to the design plans.
When 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 — each cut with a wet saw to perfection and placed back in their appropriate location.
After all the borders have been cut, the areas underneath the border stones will be trenched, a concrete footing poured in the trenches and the border stones tamped down into place. Once the concrete finishes drying, any excess concrete on the sides is removed.
Adding and Compacting Joint Sand
After all the pavers have been laid, a plate compactor is used to compact all the pavers down into the bedding sand.
Sand is then brought up 1/4 inch on the stone, interlocking the stones. Additional sand is brought in to compact from the top down to completely fill all the paver joints.
Cleaning and Sealing
Once the joints have been completely filled with the sand, all excess sand and debris will be removed and the pavers hosed off.
Sealant is optional but recommended to lock in the joints and prevent weeds or any other growth from occurring between the pavers.
The cost of paver installation is based on square footage, materials, operations, labor, overhead and company costs.
Higher-end materials are based on which paver materials manufacturer you choose. These include:
- Angelus (least expensive)
- Belgard (most expensive)
To get your project started out on the right foot, use our free pavers cost calculator or pavers pricing guide to get an estimate on the pricing of your next project!
Ready to upgrade your outdoor space? Get a free paver estimate today.
Our Recent Paver Projects
Which type of paver is best?
While concrete slabs and paving stones both have their pros and cons, paving stones are significantly more durable.
The longevity of concrete slabs is affected by the movement of the earth, and slabs are prone to splitting and cracking if the ground beneath shifts. On the other hand, paving stones are four times as strong as a typical concrete slab, and can therefore handle more weight on their surface before they would crack.
Additionally, paving stones are also slip-resistant, easy and affordable to repair, and an instant boost to the property value of a home.
How long does the paver installation process take?
Paving stones require a lot more preparation, which makes for a more labor intensive installation. A 1,000 sq. ft. project will take about five days to complete by a crew of four to five people.
Additionally, since there is no curing time with paving stones, the pavers are ready to use immediately upon completion.
How much will paver project cost?
The cost of a paver project is based on square footage, materials, operations, labor, overhead and company costs. The average cost to install 1,000 sq. ft of paver is around $16,760 total, or about $16.8 per square foot, and around $21,045 if using higher-end materials.
Estimate the price of your next project with our paver cost calculator.
Does Install-It-Direct offer financing options?
Yes. We make it easy to finance your landscaping or outdoor living project with affordable monthly payments.
Browse our selection of financing options or speak with an Install-It-Direct team member today to learn more.
Can pavers be installed over concrete?
Concrete pavers can be installed over existing poured concrete slabs if they're in relatively good condition and with proper installation. This is known as an overlay, which can be an affordable option for many homeowners.
However, an overlay is not recommended for driveways or high-traffic areas due to a lack of durability. The underlying slab doesn't allow for any give, and as a result, pavers are more likely to rock or crack if installed over concrete.
Are pavers less expensive than concrete?
Pavers are generally more expensive upfront but do not incur as many costs over time. On the other hand, concrete is far more likely to stain and crack, incurring higher maintenance and repair costs in the long run.
Paving stones are easiest to repair or replace if damage occurs.
Pavers do not need to be sealed; however, without sealant, your pavers’ pores are susceptible to dirt and other staining substances. Sealant will help protect against these as well as harsh weather, mold and other stains.
How long will my pavers last?
Pavers generally last 50-100 years or longer.
Install-It-Direct paving stones come with a manufacturers’ lifetime guarantee against breaking and cracking as well as the option for a two-year labor and installation warranty.
Does Install-It-Direct offer paver cleaning services?
If your pavers are in need of a little TLC, Install-It-Direct can help restore your patio, deck, walkway and driveway pavers to their original beauty with our paver cleaning services.
Our Paver Clean and Seal services include:
- Pressure washing treatment
- Spot cleaning
- Protective sealant application