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Frequently Asked Questions
Concrete pavers are made from cement, sand, water, and aggregate, while natural stone pavers are cut from actual stone. Concrete pavers are often less expensive than natural stone, come in a wide variety of shapes and colors, and are easier to install due to their consistent size and shape. Natural stone pavers, on the other hand, offer unique color and texture variations, and have a more natural appearance that some homeowners prefer.
To calculate how much hardscaping material you need, first measure the length and width of the area you want to cover. Multiply the length by the width to get the total square footage. Then, determine the thickness of the material you plan to use, and convert that measurement to inches (if necessary). Multiply the total square footage by the thickness (in inches) to get the total cubic footage. Finally, divide the total cubic footage by the number of cubic feet in each bag or pallet of the material to determine how many bags or pallets you will need.
The best way to install a retaining wall is to first excavate and level the area where the wall will be built. Then, install a gravel base and compact it thoroughly. Begin laying the bottom row of blocks or stones, ensuring that they are level and tightly connected. Continue building up the wall, staggering the joints and backfilling with gravel or crushed stone as you go. Use a compactor to ensure that the wall is solid and stable. Finally, cap the top of the wall with capstones or coping stones to complete the installation.
To maintain your hardscaping, regularly sweep or blow debris off of the surfaces to prevent buildup. Clean stains or spills as soon as possible using a mild detergent and water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or power washers that could damage the surface. Additionally, inspect the hardscaping periodically for cracks, settling, or other damage, and repair as necessary to prevent larger issues.
A patio is a ground-level outdoor living area made of materials such as concrete, pavers, or stone. A deck, on the other hand, is a raised outdoor platform typically made of wood or composite materials. Patios are typically less expensive than decks, and can be easier to maintain. Decks are a good choice for uneven terrain or multi-level outdoor spaces, and can offer a greater variety of design options. Ultimately, the choice between a patio and a deck will depend on factors such as budget, desired aesthetic, and site conditions.
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