Landscaping and Paver Walkway Project Claymont, DE.
Paver Walkway with Landscaping
In Claymont DE, Pro Image Landscaping were called out to refurbish an out of date and old block concrete landing and broken concrete walkway.
The client wanted to keep the landscaping intact since it was fairly new. Some of the landscaping needed to be pruned back for access to excavate the proper depth and width for the paver walkway and new paver steps.
Whenever a stone base is being installed, it is important to overdig the foundation by at least six inches. This is to prevent the pavers from tilting over and settling on the edge of the paver walkway.
Landscape Lighting is a Great Addition
Brick paver lights were added to the walkway for a landscaping accent and added visibilty in the evenings. All the current landscape lighting we use has changed over to LED's for a low-cost way to enhance the home architecture and landscaping features.
The tricky part of this installation was the fact that the customer just had a brand new front door installed. This made it very difficult to break up the concrete surrounding the front door area. We took extra care to cover the door from flying debris that happens from construction. If you look closer, the plastic is still covering the door until the hardscaping project was complete.
Experts in Landscape Construction Projects
Paver patio and landscape construction is very dusty and is a bigger project than most homeowners realize. The staff at Pro Image makes sure the customer knows what is involved from the beginning to the end of the installation process. This way there are no suprises for the clients.
Polymeric Sand a Major Improvement for Hardscape Installation
After the pavers have been installed and compacted, polymeric sand is added to the joints between the pavers. The polymeric sand hardens when water is applied to it.
This has been one of the best improvements in hardscaping installation products in the past few years. Without polymeric sand, weeds, anthills and erosion are inevitable. Using regular mason or concrete sand will only last a few heavy rainfalls, then the base will be compromised and everything that has been done to make this paver project a success will be thwarted by the final step of the process.