Paving Ideas and Home Improvement

A paver is a paving-stone, tile, brick or brick-like piece of concrete commonly used as exterior flooring. In a factory, concrete pavers are made by pouring a mixture of concrete and some type of coloring agent into a mold of some shape and allowing to set. They are applied by pouring a standard concrete foundation, spreading sand on top, and then laying the pavers in the desired pattern. No actual adhesive or retaining method is used other than the weight of the paver itself except edging. Pavers can be used to make roads, driveways, patios, walkways and other outdoor platforms. Continue reading:

How To Install Brick Pavers

Give a room an interesting look by installing brick pavers as flooring. Pavers are thinner than construction bricks, but they’re made the same way. Installing pavers is very much like installing tile. The main difference is how you trim the pavers to fit. Because pavers are very hard, rent a wet saw to cut them. Pavers can be laid out in a variety of patterns, including a running bond, a jack-on-jack pattern, a ladder weave, a herringbone pattern and a basket weave.

Before beginning to lay the pavers, make sure that the subfloor is level and clean as well as sturdy enough to bear the weight of the bricks. Projects involving bricks can take a long time, so plan ahead to avoid the temptation to rush as you get near the end. Continue reading:

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How to Lay Brick Pavers on a Concrete Slab Porch

To improve the look of a concrete slab porch, and raise the level of the porch floor to keep rainwater from pooling, a layer of solid brick pavers can be added on top of the existing slab. Continue reading:

Surely, these ideas will help in making your home to look better.

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