Paver FAQs

Q: What is the difference between Concrete Pavers & Clay Pavers?
A: Clay pavers are made from real clay and are mixed and baked in a high temperature kiln. Concrete pavers are made from a mixture of concrete and coloring that is compacted at extremely high pressures for durability.

Q: Which type of paver is better?
A: The important difference is the producer of the paver. Paving manufacturers use a combination of compressive strength, abrasion index and water absorption rate for final quality.

Q: What about repair work done to the paving?
A: One of the long-term benefits to the installation of flexible pavers is their interlocking flexibility and the inherent resistance to cracking.

Q: What does "Interlocking Paving" mean?
A: Interlocking Paving refers to the “rotational interlock”, which is resistance to tipping, or a “horizontal interlock”, which relates to a resistance to spreading, and finally “vertical interlock’, which refers to a resistance to sinking.  For long-lasting quality, interlocking pavers should have three things: 1) A good paver Sub-base, 2) Containment or Edge Restraints, 3) proper paver thickness for application of the paver.

Q: Should I seal the surface after paving has been done?
A: Yes, sealing will not only protect the pavers from water, sun exposure but also from oil stains or other staining liquid spills. And the quicker you seal, the better. Normal water spray from a exterior hose should be enough to clean off most spills after it has been protected by sealing.

Q: Do you deliver the material?
A: Yes, AIM Paving & Construction, LLC. will deliver the pavers to your home or job site. (cost is dependent upon location)

Q: How far do you deliver the material?
A: AIM Paving & Construction, LLC. is located in Arlington, Texas. (Again, cost is dependent upon your location from AIM Paving & Construction, LLC., and from the manufacturer)

Q: Do weeds grow between the pavers and if so how can I prevent it?
A: Weeds can germinate between pavers from wind-blown seeds lodged in the joints. They don't grow from the bedding sand, base or soil. Weeds can be removed by hand or with herbicides. Take care in using herbicides so that adjacent vegetated areas are not damaged. Use biodegradable products that won't damage other vegetation or pollute water supplies when washed from the pavement surface. Besides stabilizing the joint sand, sealers can prevent seeds from germinating.

Q: When do I need to put geotextile (filter) fabrics under the wall / paver?
A: Retaining Wall - used above the drainage rock zone.  Pavers - Only for permeable and expansion joints to prevent sand from migrating to lower sub-base.

Q: Lead time - How soon can I get my pavers?
A: AIM Paving & Construction, LLC., can get you your paver within 1-2 days for in-stock material. For special orders you can count on your pavers in 1-2 weeks depending on the location of the vendor.

Q: Where are you located?
A: 4709-D Turner Warnell Rd. - Arlington, TX 76001. Between Fort Worth and Dallas.

Q: Can I take some samples?
A: Yes, you can pick up samples at our office or we will deliver the samples.

Q: How strong are the pavers?
A: Pavers are over two times the strength as poured in place concrete.
Pavers have an average strength of 8,000 PSI (pounds per square inch).

Q: Are the lower priced pavers inferior to the more expensive ones?
A: No, all pavers go through the same process. The prices vary on location of the manufacturer and special color orders.

Q: When do I need to install Geogrids and how do I do it?
A: Typically Geogrids are used on walls higher than 4 feet. AIM Paving & Construction, LLC., will assist you with the information you need for installation.

Q: What days are you open and what are your hours?
A: AIM Paving & Construction, LLC. is open Monday - Saturday from 7am - 5pm.


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