This Barrington home had 2 clay brick paver walkways and a brick patio that had been installed for aout 10 years. They were all in pretty bad shape when Paver Protector showed up to assess what needed to be done.
It was clear that not only the plastic edging had failed to hold the brick pavers in place but that the base was improperly installed. This led to the walkways and patio settling lower in spots than others and the sides just kind of fell away leaving a crowned walkway with joints that had spread open as much as an inch in some spots. While this hardscape was pretty bad, it was no where near the worst the Paver Protector has repaired.
In the below picture you can see up close to the step that the walkway had dropped about 2″ from the height it was originally at. You can also see the joints spreading and the sides falling away.
You see a lot of the same in this photo along with the weeds that take advantage of the joints opening up. It gives them a great place to set roots. You ca also see how wobbly the paver walkway is.
In this Brick Paver Patio picture you can see the low spot on the right side of the house where water collects. The pitch of this patio back towards the house actually flooded the basement multiple times. A drain placed properly will bring the water away from the patio.
This picture shows one of Paver Protector’s crew members adding gravel and compacted up close to the step with a hand tamper. Our first step was to compact the base that was already in place and then we added gravel to the rest of the paver walkway and compacted in 2″ lifts with a vibratory plate compactor. Next Paver Protector screeded new sand for the brick pavers to sit on. We then replaced all of the existing pavers, yes, it’s like a big puzzle followed by compacting the pavers in order to set them into the sand and to have a nice flat, solid brick paver walkway.
Once all of the pavers were properly placed we installed a poured concrete paver edge restraint since the walkways were surrounded by mulch beds and were raised higher than the ground level. This concrete edging will hold the pavers tightly together for years to come and eliminates the need for unsightly plastic edging.
If you live in the Barrington or Inverness areas and would like to have paver Protector come out to assess yourbrick paver walkway or patio repairs, cleaning or sealing please call 630-488-0069 or email us atinfo@PaverProtector.com We provide free assesments and quotes with no obligations or pressure. Paver Protector also serves the Northern Illinois communities of St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Wasco, Elburn, Wayne, Bartlett, Schaumburg, Elgin, South Elgin, Hampshire, Huntley, Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Lake In The Hills, Palatine and other nearby cities.