Electing to install a brick paver walkway, patio, or driveway can be an extremely rewarding experience adding character and additional value to your home or place of business. However, the process involves much more than just orchestrating an artistic pattern of blocks on top of the earth and hoping everything evens out and works properly resulting in the desired finished product when complete.
Even choosing to smooth the earth, constructing a literal even playing field over the project area, can result in significant issues down the line. Instead, there are a number of steps which need to be taken for making sure your brick paver surface will last a lifetime. When followed and installed appropriately, the end result will be an eye catching and functional surface pattern built to last while adding intrigue and a new unique aspect for consideration.
Do-It-Yourself Project Intentions
For those interested in completing projects on your own, referred to as Do-It-Yourselfers (DIYers), there is considerably more involvement with a brick paver installation than initially meets the eye. A significant amount of prep work is required before the actually paver installation begins to take place and these first few steps are just as critical.
A quick search of the internet will reveal you can install brick driveway pavers in eight steps. While this may sound like a good idea at first sight, a closer examination indicates that while the actual process of putting bricks in place may be one of the least strenuous parts of the process – it is far from easy.
For example, if your new pavers will be replacing an existing surface, complete removal of the previous material must be concluded before even beginning with any new installation. Whether replacing a concrete sidewalk or asphalt driveway, both involve special equipment, tools, and a serious time commitment – before even considering the new additions.
Do-It-Yourself Project (with a little help)
The experts at AMK Hardscapes offer a unique process which benefits individuals on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to DIY projects. Their consultation will involve taking considerations from the client and offering a full service, turnkey job to offering assistance only when needed or asked.
Their professionally trained staff will be pleased to assist you in determining your best options and product design for all brick paver projects. Whether you’re replacing a cracking concrete sidewalk, full circle driveway, a short walk to your front door, or anything in between – they can help! Our associates will ensure that you not only receive the best service possible but also are aware of the implications your hardscapes may have on the cost analysis of a property. Further, they are willing and ready to assist with any number of paver options, including fire pits and walled landscaping opportunities. Whether you need an explanation for a recommended surface type or are ready to move forward on a hardscaping project the AMK experts are ready and willing to assist. Call 303-525-8601 or contact us to inquire about an estimate.