Is there any wait time after my paver driveway installation before I can drive on it?
No, unlike other materials, you’ll be able to drive on your driveway as soon as the installation crew has swept up and left.
Can we allow moving vans and or garbage trucks on them? How strong are they?
Absolutely! Concrete pavers are 3x stronger than poured concrete. As such, there is very little risk of them cracking or chipping from a heavy load.
Do I need to seal the pavers?
While it isn’t necessary, pavers can be sealed to achieve a different look. However, in order to keep that look, it requires re-sealing every couple years.
Can I add-on to my project later?
Absolutely. One of the many benefits of paver driveways is that it is easy to extend or expand the size of your paving surface in the future, while matching the existing installed paver surface.
Are they slippery when wet?
While many variables influence slip and skid resistance, concrete pavers offer surface characteristics that provide resistance and added safety when compared to other driveway materials.
What type of equipment do you recommend for snow removal?
The skillful installation of a Pavire driveway means there’s virtually no height difference from one paver to the other. As such, owners can easily shovel, use a snowblower or use a snowplow to remove snow. However, if you opt to have your driveway plowed, we recommend that a poly blade is used to reduce the chance of abrasion. (Most plows have use poly blades)
Can I use salt/de-icer on them in the winter?
Yes. Pavers can be treated in the same manner that you’d treat traditional concrete.
How long do you expect them to last?
There’s are a wide variety of answers to this question in our industry ranging from 30 yrs to 40 yrs. However, at Pavire, we can confidently say that this will be the last driveway you’ll ever need.®
Will they work for a sloped/irregular driveway?
Absolutely. Because pavers are a flexible substrate they are an excellent choice for sloped and irregular surfaces?
What do you do if they get scratched?
In the event that a paver gets scratched the individual paver or groups of pavers can easily be replaced to restore your driveway to like-new condition.
Do pavers let water through the cracks?
Though a common misconception, a concrete paver driveway does not allow water to drain through the cracks. A concrete paver driveway will drain water much like a standard concrete or asphalt driveway. However, Pavire does offer an optional installation approach called a “permeable paver system” that offers a complete drainage solution to minimize water run-off.
What do I do about oil drops on my pavers?
Similar to traditional concrete, a granular oil absorbant can be used on oil stains. In the event that the oil cant be lifted from the surface the affected pavers can simply be replaced.
Will weeds grow up between the joints?
While this may have been a common place with paver driveways from the past, Pavire uses a special jointing material known as polymeric sand. Its unique properties create a weed resistant barrier.