Types of Base Materials for Denver Brick Paver Systems

The type of material that you use for the base of your brick paver system often asserts a pivotal impact on the appearance and quality of your paver system. However, you can select from many different materials when determining which type of base is most conducive for your yard. If you are interested in having a Denver brick paver system installed, you should learn about the different types of base materials from which you can choose.

Compacted Soil
The best Denver hardscaping companies can utilize compacted soil to construct the base of your paver system. Many benefits accompany compacted soil. The process enables experts to conjoin and press various soil particles together, install the compacted soil layers into the base, and then arrange and secure the bricks on top of the soil. Compacted soil is especially appropriate for patio, walkway, or gazebo areas that might be exposed to consistent moisture from rain or snow storms. Highly porous bases are vulnerable to sink or become loose from excessive rain or moisture. In contrast, pressing the soil particles tightly together diminishes the amount of open pore spaces in the base, which can then prevent water from infiltrating the base, penetrating deep into the soil, and impairing the strength and integrity of the base. As a result, compacted soil can provide a strong and reliable base layer while also preventing moisture from causing your patio to sink or sag.

Sand
You can also use sand to form the base of your Denver brick paver system. Premier hardscaping experts can create thick layers of sand that are about 2 inches thick, and then apply the sand layers onto the base area of your paver system. Sand is generally a more affordable option than other base materials. Sand is also very versatile in that you can easily customize the design layout of the sand base to accommodate your brick paver design preferences. The sand also features efficient drainage capabilities, which allows the base to remain intact even after intense rain storms or destructive floods. However, because sand cannot hold as much weight as other base materials, sand might not be sufficient for walkway areas. Instead, sand bases are optimal for porch and garden areas of your hardscape that are aesthetically pleasing but that do not experience frequent foot traffic.  

Crushed Stone
The top Denver hardscaping companies can also utilize crushed stone to from the base of your hardscape. Crushed stone can be comprised of many different materials, including slate, granite, or limestone. Because these natural stones are extremely hard, having crushed stone installed for the base of your paver system can adequately hold numerous bricks for an extensive period of time without becoming damaged or needing to be replaced. The sturdiness of crushed stone bases can also allow your brick paver system to maintain a very even and uniform appearance. Additionally, the strength and stability of crushed stone is very effective for patios. The ability for crushed stone bases to hold a substantial amount of weight can enable you to place heavy grilling equipment and large furniture on the brick patio without worrying about the base sinking or the bricks becoming dislodged.

Contact AMK Hardscapes to install your brick paver system. Our expert staff is revered for providing superior hardscaping services and for satisfying customers all throughout the Denver area. We can complete full and customized hardscaping services, we have access to the best products on the market, and we would be happy to design and install a brick paver system that can enhance the beauty of your yard and increase the value of your property.