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This blog is provided by West Coast Paves as an informational blog for tips and information regarding interlocking brick pavers, brick maintenance and care and other valuable information. Visit this page often for more articles that may help you to decide whether or not brick pavers are right for you and your home. Brick paver driveways and patios are becoming more popular because of the unique design variations and colors available. Your driveway or patio can have a unique look of it’s own and adds value to your home. Call West Coast Pavers by phone or email if you would like more information about brick pavers or our services.

Recent Articles

  • Why Brick Pavers Are Popular For Commercial Parking Lots
    Brick Commercial Parking Lots In Southwest Florida, brick pavers are a popular choice for creating beautiful and durable commercial parking lots. In this tropical climate, brick pavers offer many advantages when compared to asphalt or concrete surfaces. Here are some reasons why so many businesses and organizations in the area use brick pavers for their …
  • Why Are Brick Pavers a Good Choice for a Pool Deck?
    If you’re looking to upgrade the look of your pool deck, brick pavers may be an excellent choice. Brick pavers are extremely durable and can provide a beautiful aesthetic for your outdoor space. Here are some reasons why brick pavers might be the perfect material for your pool deck. Brick Pavers Are a Good Choice …
  • Brick Paver Driveway – How to Save Money
    If you’re looking to make your home look more attractive, there are a number of options you can explore. You could paint or remodel, but if you want to go with something that will last for years, a brick paver driveway installation is one of the best ways to achieve that goal. However, installing this …
  • How Much Paver Base Do I Need?
    Many things must be considered when you’re working on a paver project. One of the essential parts of building a pavement in the outdoor area of your home is to estimate the materials needed. But the paver base remains the most crucial part of the entire project. The most frequently asked question about the base …
  • Should You Be Power Washing Brick Pavers?
    Brick pavers quickly accumulate stains, and within no time, weed, moss, and algae can make a home between the pavers. While there are many ways to clean them, the most effective method is to power wash brick pavers. But that brings us to the question… Is Power Washing Brick Pavers Safe? Simply put, you can …
  • Brick Paver Maintenance
    Proper care to keep them looking their best is very important. Companies that promise “maintenance-free” paving of one form or another are not being entirely truthful.
  • Can You Lay Brick Pavers Over Dirt?
    Brick walkways and driveways are extremely popular among homeowners. Many people consider installing a brick paver in a DIY project. One query that’s most frequently pondered is whether brick paver should be laid on top of dirty. While you can lay brick pavers over dirt for your driveway or walkway, it is not an ideal …
  • How Long Should Polymeric Sand Last
    Brick Paver With Polymeric Sand Base Polymeric sand is the most popular and useful filler used under brick pavers. It is a mixture of fine sand, adhesive and is most widely used in paver joints. Typically, polymeric sand lasts for up to 10 years. But if you use high-quality polymeric sand, it can last for …
  • What Causes Cracking Pavers?
    Broken or Cracking Pavers Whether on your driveway, pool deck, or walkway, brick pavers are great for providing aesthetics. Not only that, but they also increase the resale value of your house. But there is a major drawback of pavers; they keep cracking or getting damaged. Although it is relatively easy to repair damaged brick …
  • What to Clean Brick Pavers With?
    What to clean brick pavers with? Pavers require regular cleaning and maintenance, but what is the best cleaning solution for pavers? To find out the answers.
  • What Do You Use To Seal Brick Pavers?
    Different types of paver sealants are used to seal brick pavers. Here is what you should know about them.
  • 5 Reasons To Choose Brick Pavers Over Concrete
    The pandemic is not coming to a halt, and most of us are still working from home and are trying to find ways to make our homes look better. An excellent place to start can be the outdoors. Many people think about designing their driveway, walkway, or patio. Many suffer experience confusion when it comes …
  • Is a Paver Driveway a Good Option for My Fort Myers FL Home?
    Many people consider using pavers for their driveway. However, since there are many types of pavers, it’s important to find the one that works best for you. The most common types of pavers are porcelain, concrete, marble, brick, bluestone, rubber, and plastic. How to Choose the Right Paver for Your Driveway When choosing the right …
  • What Are The Different Types of Pavers?
    What Are Pavers? Pavers, also known as paving stones, are used for flooring and landscaping outdoor surfaces like walkways, gardens, driveways, patios, pool decks, etc. Paving stones work just like tiles and are available in different shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. Unlike tiles, pavers do not use grout or cement between gaps for their installation. …
  • Why Are My Patio Pavers Sinking?
    Without a sturdy base, your patio will sink soon after installation or maybe after a bit of time.
  • Why Use Paver Edging For a Lawn?
    Paver edging entails bordering your driveway with brick pavers to protect both your driveway and your lawn from damage.
  • What Are Interlocking Paver Stones?
    Interlocking paver stones are just what you need for a robust hardscape be it your driveway, patio or walkway.
  • Is Travertine Tile Durable?
    The short answer is: yes. Travertine is indeed durable and resilient, as a result of which it has a long history of use.
  • Do’s And Don’ts of Paver Installation
    Installing brick pavers correctly is not a job to be rushed. You cant rush art. Haste makes waste and it holds true for brick paver installation as well. 
  • Benefits of an Outdoor Kitchen
    Outdoor kitchens are not a new concept but over the last few years they have started to trend among homeowners.
  • How Long Do Brick Driveways Last
    Brick paver driveways can withstand continuous and extreme exposure to cold and hot weather.
  • What Are The Best Pavers For Your Pool Deck
    Bluestone, also known as basalt, is a naturally occurring mineral in the earth’s crust. It is used as a building material around the world. It has a blue-gray hue that fades to a greyer shade over time.
  • Questions To Ask When Hiring a Paver Contractor
    There are some contractors who don’t hold the correct contracting licenses of the states they are operating in. If your contractor has an active license.
  • Can Brick Pavers Be Pressure Washed?
    Pressure washing is considered as one of the best ways to clean walkways and patios. You’re probably wondering if pressure washing brick pavers is a good idea.
  • Is Travertine Cooler Than Concrete Patios?
    Travertine is cooler than concrete. The low surface temperature of travertine makes it a better choice of material for all kinds of applications, including patio renovation and construction.
  • Is Travertine Good Pavers for Patios?
    Travertine pavers are truly versatile since they come in a rich spectrum of hues and shades that can suit just about any landscape and architecture.
  • Polymeric Sand
    You need to keep the package away from sunlight in a dry place. Do not take the sand out of its package unless you are applying it. If you must keep the bags outside, then cover them with a waterproof tarp to keep out sunshine and rain.
  • Paver Maintenance Tips
    You can maintain brick pavers and keep them from fading by using the following tips and tricks. Even after thorough sweeping, there may still be plenty of dirt and debris on the surface of your pavers, particularly in the joints. Use water to wash away the remaining dirt and debris.
  • Do Brick Pavers Need Maintenance?
    In simple words, yes, brick pavers do need maintenance. But, you need to get your brick pavers inspected by professionals every two to three years in order to determine how much work is required.
  • Should Pavers Be Sealed?
    Sealing pavers is definitely recommended due to its numerous benefits. In this blog, we will be covering those benefits.
  • How Do I Stop My Pavers From Shifting?
    You can build edging from metal, plastic or cement. Plastic has the advantage that it is resistant to adverse weather and the elements.
  • Is Paver Edging Necessary?
    Edging is imperative for keeping all of your pavers tightly interlocked. If edging is not taken care of, the pavers may spread apart from each other owing to the force exerted by people and vehicles.
  • Is A Paver Base Necessary
    Pavers are a versatile material used to construct driveways, sidewalks, and other surfaces. Sturdiness and durability depend on how they are installed and what material is used as a paver base. If you want your pavers to last, then you need to ensure that they have a strong foundation. You might have seen cracked or …
  • What Kind of Sand Under Pavers
    Wondering what is the best kind of sand to go under pavers? Concrete sand is the best choice. Find out more about it here.
  • What Is An Interlocking Brick Paver?
    Interlocking Brick Pavers Explained To interlock means to interconnect two different parts together. This is often done to constrain motion. Interlocking brick pavers are often made from concrete or cement. They can be made to resemble cobblestone pathways. Thanks to the interlocking feature, installation of these pavers is relatively straightforward since it does not require …
  • What Are The Best Pavers To Use For a Patio?
    While pavers come in a variety of materials, colors, textures,  shapes, patterns and pricing, you will choose one that best suits the specific needs of your site. Stone, interlocking, permeable, concrete and brick pavers are some of the most popular choices among commercial property owners due to their beauty, strength and durability.
  • Do Pavers Make a Good Driveway
    Though there are pros and cons to all driveway surface materials, driveway pavers are your best choice when you look at the benefits they provide.
  • Brick Paver Driveway, Yes or No?
    Looking to add some finishing touches to your home’s landscape, or replace an old concrete driveway? You have a lot of great options available, with brick pavers being a very popular choice for homeowners.
  • Roots vs. Pavers…Who Wins?
    Roots vs Pavers. Pavers can be removed and the the roots covered with a new layer of setting material.
  • How To Make The Neighbors Jealous
    Make your neighbors jealous of your home with beautiful brick paver driveway.