Are driveways and patios constructed of paving stones stronger than concrete?
Paving stones are often 2-3 times stronger than standard concrete construction. In shipping ports around the world, some of the world’s heaviest pieces of equipment (ie, cranes) operate on top of paving stone pavements. In addition, paving stones are guaranteed against cracking or breaking. Once installed, paving stones are virtually maintenance free.
Am I limited to color and style selection with paving stones?
No. Paving stones come in a wide variety of colors and styles. While not finding a suitable color is indeed rare, custom colors can be manufactured for particular hues. And within each style, different patterns can be laid of the same style, further expanding your choices.
What is ICPI certified?
ICPI certification is the highest certification provided by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute. ICPI imparts the requisite knowledge, experience and industry guidelines required to build pavements using concrete pavers.
Is Cutting Edge Hardscapes ICPI certified?
Yes. Our philosophy is to be on the “cutting edge” of installation methods and design capabilities.
Why should I select paving stones over other possible applications (e.g., stamped concrete, acid treated concrete, stained concrete, etc.)?
At Cutting Edge Hardscapes, we guarantee that your paving stones won’t break or crack. Whereas other applications (i.e., stamped concrete, acid stained concrete, etc.) can be made to look beautiful initially, no company will guarantee that those applications won’t crack and break up over time.
I don’t know where to begin with designing our backyard oasis; can you help?
Simply call and schedule an appointment for your personal consultation about your outdoor living area potential and options. Our consultants will help you design your new outdoor living area within your budget and tastes. Click here to schedule your free consultation.
How do paving stones perform in cold weather?
Wonderfully! The paving stones we install for your next home improvement will be guaranteed to perform their intended purpose of home beautification without breaking or cracking for as long as you own your home!
I’m a visual person, can I look at the design before the project is installed?
Our design consultants can provide you with peace of mind by preparing a computerized digital rendering of your actual home with your selected color and style of paving stones. Click here to schedule your free consultation.
How much do paving stones cost?
Paving stone costs will vary depending on style, color, pattern, size and intricacies of the area to be installed. Our consultants can provide you with your free estimate once you’ve selected the design of your choice. As a general guideline, paving stones will range from $10-20 per square foot installed. Click here to schedule your free consultation.
Are paving stones difficult to maintain
When properly installed, paving stones are virtually maintenance free. They are guaranteed against breaking and cracking for as long as you own your home. Sealers can also be applied if a certain effect such as establishing a “wet-look” is desired.
Won’t the sand wash out of the sand joints?
Properly installed paving stone applications will not lose enough sand to warrant concern. Although sand may be visible on the surfaces for a brief time period immediately following installation, this will quickly become negligible. Significant grade changes (ie, steep inclines), however, could potentially affect the sand stabilization; in these situations, we would recommend application of a sand congealer to prevent water erosion of sand.