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Concrete Paver Walkways in Gainesville, Fl

walkways leading to pools, driveways, and patios

What to consider before adding Concrete Pavers

Before beginning any hardscaping project ask yourself the following questions.

1. What kind of location is this?

Are you adding pavers to your home? Or is this for commercial use? Commercial use 99% of the time there will be permits involved. While for home use permits aren’t required for Alachua county while it might be necessary that your HOA require you show documentation of work to be performed.

2. Is there a current structure in place of where the pavers are?

Typically most clients are choosing to replace the concrete with interlocking paver. And in most cases laying the pavers directly on top of the existing concrete is the method of action. While there are some circumstances of a driveway or a structure that requires large amounts of weight will require removal of an existing concrete slab.

3. What is the desired hardscaping scheme look your are trying to accomplish?

There are many different hardscaping applications from installing a driveway, an outdoor kitchen, or adding rocks to your landscape. With endless shapes, sizes, colors, and the type of material being the largest reason for cost difference (concrete, bluestone, travertine, clay).

4. Do you have an HOA? And if you do is there any regulation?

If you have an HOA about 90% of the time there is going to be some type of approval required to start any modifications to your home. This typically involves submitting detailed documentation of the exact project details. HOA typically approve a span of one to two weeks.

5. Is your surrounding areas surrounded by trees or brush?

Trees or other brush is great for shade or decoration, but they can cause a lot of discoloration over time. This could be from staining the pavers or an accumulation of dirt. The best solution for this is to add liquid sealant. This will not only help prevent discoloration, but will further prevent weeds to accumulate and grow in between the pavers.

6. What is my estimated shape and size of the area needing hardscaping?

The larger the area the price of cost decreases drastically per square footage.  While the style of layout cuts, including curved lines will also play a part depending on the hardscaping installed.

Our Hardscaping Projects in Gainesville Florida.

  • Project Location: Backyard Patio with Bench & Fire Pit

    City: Gainesville, FLDate of Inquiry: What Kind of Location: Home/ResidenceGrading Required: Medium (More than 700 Sq Ft)Variety Selection: Old Towne Sand Dune with Glacier Border
    Zip Code: Florida 32608Date of Completion: 20211030Size of Area: Medium (More than 700 Sq Ft)Old Surface Removal: Grass and DirtComments: This patio included border edging with glacier throughout the patio, bench, fire pit and wall. A small entrance was also created in the front of the house to include a similar design. This bench was 12 ft in front length with 2 ft on each end for the columns to include an electrical lighting post.

    Project Pictures (Before and After)

  • Project Location: Border Bricks Backyard Paver Patio

    City: Gainesville, FloridaDate of Inquiry: What Kind of Location: Home/ResidenceGrading Required: Small (Less than 700 Sq Ft)Variety Selection: 4 x 8 pavers (Willow Center) & 4 x 8 (Red/Tan/Charcoal Edges)
    Zip Code: Florida 32641Date of Completion: 20210916Size of Area: Small (Less than 700 Sq Ft)Old Surface Removal: GrassComments: This landscaping patio included two steps coming from the back doors. Using red/tan/charcoal as the border edges and a willow color throughout the center. These 4 x 8 paver patio provided this client the ability to add a standalone fireplace and grill.

    Project Pictures (Before and After)

  • Project Location: Gainesville Paver Basketball Court

    City: Gainesville, FloridaDate of Inquiry: What Kind of Location: Home/ResidenceGrading Required: Medium/Large (More than 1000 Sq Ft)Variety Selection: Traverstone White/Pewter
    Zip Code: Florida 32607Date of Completion: 20211013Size of Area: Medium/Large (More than 1000 Sq Ft)Old Surface Removal: GrassComments: Newly built basketball court that was referred by multiple neighbors that had pavers recently installed. Client was extremely happy and couldn’t stress what a great job. In completing this job we recommended going with a flat face/edge pavers. We also added a three-point line and more base material was required to ensure slope was graded correctly.

    Project Pictures (Before and After)

  • Project Location: Gainesville Hardscaping Driveway

    City: Gainesville FLDate of Inquiry: What Kind of Location: Home/ResidenceGrading Required: Small (Less than 700 Sq Ft)Variety Selection: Traverstone Cream/Orange/Beige
    Zip Code: Florida 32607Date of Completion: 20210113Size of Area: Small (Less than 700 Sq Ft)Old Surface Removal: Concrete RemovalComments: Planning of this job began with removing concrete from the driveway and walkway location. Existing entrance slab at entrance of house couldn't be removed as it was with the foundation of the home. Therefore, the pavers were added directly on top of concrete slab. Base material was added followed by grading, pavers laid, and finally a concrete footer around the edges. We completed by adding two layers of commercial grade sealant.

    Project Pictures (Before and After)

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will my pavers crack?

When installing patio pavers the thickness will vary based on preference and current existing structure. If very little weight will be placed upon pavers than pavers at roughly 1″ is perfectly fine considering if there is a an existing structure in place such as concrete slab. Furthermore pavers have a very hide durability and it’s very unlikely that they will crack.

2. How long do Pavers Last?

Pavers offer an expected durability of more than 50 years when installed correctly.

3. Do weeds come through the pavers?

The material added beneath pavers is crushed concrete with zero form of organic matter. Thus weeds can’t grow in or beneath considering enough crushed concrete is added. When weeds do form and proper procedures are taken it’s from above in which seeds are spread from on top of the pavers in to the cracks. The most appropriate solution is to add liquid sealant which acts as an adhesive glue protecting the pavers.

4. Can I add paver directly over my existing concrete?

Yes, since an existing structure is already in place is provide a form of support. Instances of where concrete would need to be remove is on driveways or when limited amount of height is needed.

5. What areas do you provide paver services?

We operate and provide paver services throughout Marion, Alachua & Levy Counties. This includes Ocala, Gainesville, Dunnellon, Bronson, The Villages, Williston, Archer, and Newberry Florida.

6. What guarantee do I have on work performed?

Yes, we provide a minimum of a 5 year craftsmanship warranty on all paver service. Further details for warranty are provided in our terms of service.

7. What payment methods do you accept?

bhild accepts all major credit cards (3% processing fee), cash, check, other mobile payments (paypal, zelle, cash app), and 100% financing up to $100,000. APR range from 6.9% and upwards.

8. Can I pre-qualify for financing?

Yes, visit the following link for approval.

9. Are you licensed and insured?

Yes, all paver services performed are fully insured, including all necessary licenses to perform work.

10. How long will it take to be fully installed?

In most cases we provide within one day of initial contact a detailed quote, this includes a blueprint, costs, and terms of work. After contract and HOA (if applicable) is approved our average completion time is within one week of initial contact.

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