As a homeowner, you do your best to maintain your property. Proper maintenance offers several benefits including property value, curb appeal, and a place you love returning to after a long day’s work.
Combining softscape and hardscape elements create a cohesive outdoor design for your home and you can use Travertine Pavers as your hardscape element to achieve this goal.
Below are three solid tips for installing pavers successfully.
Build a Foundation
Installing pavers requires some initial work. Before you can place them in their spot, you must ensure the surface is even. Some professionals like to use pea gravel or bedding sand to set up the foundation. Others will simply use dirt or grass. The goal is to extend the life of the added surface.
Professionals recommend creating a border along the sides of each paver. The goal is to ensure there will not be any shifting as time passes. Once pavers begin to shift, the possibility of cracking and other damage increases. The lifespan of the installation can vary, but in general, if borders are added to the process, it can be up to 25 years.
Create a Slope
As the pavers are set down, professionals recommend creating a slope to help with water runoff. For every 4 feet of material installed, the slope should drop half an inch. With Silver Travertine Pavers, you can use a level to mark your spots.