Frequently Asked Questions

What are tumbled pavers?  
What is polymeric sand?  
Efflorescence and Other Mineral Deposits?  

What about sealers?

 
Prep work/schedule for polysand/sealing  
DIY? Want to do it yourself?  
Warranty and Conditions of Agreement  
Back to main page  

What are tumbled pavers?
Tumbled pavers are pavers that have been loaded into large tumbling bins to produce a weathered look similar to cobblestone. During the tumbling process, corners of bricks may break off and chipping is common. This is considered normal and part of the manufacturing process. The goal is to produce a weathered, aged brick. Polymeric sand is essential with this paver in our opinion.
Back to top

What is polymeric sand?
Polymeric sand is a mixture of sand and polymer adhesive that once cured, helps prevent weed growth, insect infestation and loss of sand. Once cured, it remains water permable. The Patio Pros have applied thousands of square feet of polymeric sand and offer it as a service. Because it must be applied in
an enviornment that will not get wet for 24 hours, polymeric sanding is available from May through October. Available in 2 colors..ochre and grey. More information can be found on Techniseals website: http://www.techniseal.com/index.html
Back to top

Efflorescence and Other Mineral Deposits?

Calcium hydroxide (lime) found in all concrete products, will eventually make its way to the surface. When exposed to air, it forms a white haze of calcium carbonate. Click here for a picture. This is a naturally occurring byproduct of the manufacturing process and will go away on its own over time. One can speed up efflorescence removal with cleaners for pavers locally available at Willamette Graystone. icpi.org has more information at: :www.icpi.org/myproject/Efflorescence brochure.pdf

Back to top

What about sealers?
Sealers are available to protect and enhance the appearance of your new pavers. From protecting against staining to creating a gloss or wet look to your pavers, sealers are easily applied with a roller or in some cases a pressurized spray canister. More info can be found at: willamettegraystone.com
Back to top

Prep work/schedule for polymeric sand/sealing

1. If you are working with an existing paver project, power washing might be necessary to remove moss and dirt on the brick surface and to remove existing
sand from about one third to one half of the sand joint for poly sand.
2. Clean and remove efflorescence before poly sanding and sealing
3. Apply polymeric sand
4. Seal
Back to top

DIY? Want to do it yourself?
Hire us!
Back to top

Patio Pros Warranty and Conditions of Agreement

All work is conditionally guaranteed for 2 years against construction defects under time and proper use. Any of the following conditions void the construction warranty:

1) Pre-existing bases, sub-structures or frames

2) Prior recent excavation.

Any design or contract changes after commencement of job may result in additional charges. Any necessary pre-approvals, permits or inspections are the responsibility of the client. Although due caution will be used, the Patio Pros are not liable for damage to underground irrigation, wiring or utilities. Payment is to be rendered half in advance upon signing contract, as a materials and job deposit, and the balance upon completion of the above contracted work. A non-refundable fee of 5% of the total contract price will be charged for any signed contracts that are cancelled.

Back to top