Frequently Asked Questions About Milennium Paving Stones

Here are some frequently asked questions about Milennium Paving Stones
  • Numerous paving styles
  • Unlimited color possibilities
  • Create your own design
  • Low cost, no maintenance
  • No cracking
  • Much stronger than poured concrete asphalt or stamped concrete Perfect for freeze-thaw conditions
  • Pavers move with soil conditions
  • Easy installation
  • Easy access to underground utility facilities

We don’t recommend homeowners installing pavers. It is a craft and it takes a long time before you can become skilled in doing an excellent job of installing them. If you do attempt to install them yourself than please let us advise you.

This depends on the amount that you purchase it is recommended that you make an allowance for cutting and reserve pavers. Make sure you keep them! It will be difficult to match up the exact color from a different batch of pavers.

Pavers are designed with patterns and shapes so they will interlock. Grouting sand also add to the friction between the pavers, thus enhancing their stability. The pavement as a whole is kept together by edge restraints, these restraints keep the edge pavers from moving.

Yes, installers take special care in making the necessary cuts so the pavers fit around circular objects.

There is no problem with using pavers around trees. You should consider leaving a 4-foot area between the tree and the pavers. Consult your local landscaper for these recommendations.

Yes, water actually runs off the surface of the pavers as if it were a solid slab and very little water drains into the sand. It is important to consider slope when planning your patio. While runoff is more than percolation (water draining into the sand bed), percolation assists in drying the pavement as soon as rain or water being pored on the surface ceases.

Bricks are made of fired clay. Pavers are made of colored concrete molded into various shapes. Clay tends to be softer and more susceptible to flaking when used in a pavement, however concrete pavers are not suited for fire places or Barbeques where as bricks are ideally suited.

 Sealing your newly installed pavers will help to shield them from stains and the harsh Tropical sun. However, if you choose to use a sealer, just remember that you will be setting yourself up for maintenance. The pavers will have to be resealed once every one to two years, depending on the traffic. This is an option a customer must make.

Yes, unlike other pavements, concrete pavers can be easily removed and reinstated without any visual or functional changes. This benefit allows you to conduct maintenance or repairs to underground utility fixtures and the base should it start to settle.

No, their surface texture is ideal for obtaining safe traction in pedestrian, vehicular, and pool applications-even when wet.

Pavers uses the highest quality pigment made for adding color into concrete pavers. However, because of the extreme power of the sun, you will still have some fading over the years. Dirt and other dust particles usually mask the colour of the pavers thus giving the appearance of fading, cleaning the pavers and sealing them usually lifts the colours back to a new looking state.

No mortar is needed to install concrete pavers. We use Washed sand, which will bind the pavers together with a friction joint. This sand is swept or driven into the joints and compacted to achieve the proper installation.

Yes, you can put pavers over concrete. There can be cracks in the old pavement as long as it is still level and has not "heaved" up in any areas. Concrete makes a great base for our products. We will still need to retain the border of your project. You should also bare in mind that using pavers will raise the finish level of the pavement and as such may interfere with doors, gates and other surfaces that adjoin the area. Also a rise in the finish level may cause water to be backed up or to flow in the wrong direction.

There is no way that we can prevent oil from dripping on concrete pavers. Yet, because pavers are denser than regular poured concrete, they will be easier to clean if the stain is cleaned soon after it happens. If you are working around your paver patio, walkway, or driveway with paint, cement, or mortar and should accidentally spill this on your paver surface, you should clean it off right away before it has a chance to dry. Otherwise, it will stain your pavers. If cleaning of the stained pavers is not possible, you will be able to remove the pieces that are stained and replace them without needing to saw-cut and leave a scar in your paving. Sealing also helps to reduce staining, not prevent it.

Being individual pieces, concrete pavers won’t build up heat like a solid sheet of concrete and that heat will tend to dissipate between each stone making pavers a cool product to use around a pool. One good tip is to always use light colors for a pool deck.

If the cracks in your driveway have started to drop or heave too much, which means that it doesn’t have much reinforcing steel, it is recommended the old driveway be broken out before pavers are laid. If your cracked driveway is still basically flat then it can used for a base for your pavers. Any minor dips can be filled with concrete mix before spreading your sand.

You can use your new walkway, patio, or driveway immediately after the installation is completed.

Pavers are right for you whether you are a landscape architect, developer, contractor, or homeowner.

The joints between pavers eliminate cracking that is normal to conventional asphalt and concrete pavements installation.

Yes, if necessary. That is an item you will discuss with your installer when he come out to give you an estimate.

No! When the installers are finished installing the pavers, you can resume your normal activities in that area.

Come to our showroom or look at our web site. Although our brochures and web site give you a good idea as to what the colours look like you should visit our showroom to view them in person, this is the best way to choose your colours.

Thick pavers are used in industrial application, where heavy vehicles are driving on the pavement, examples cranes, trucks, tractors extra.

Yes! If you are accurate in your measurements and provide us with a detailed lay-out of the area you want to install the pavers over. However, we caution you that if the measurements are incorrect, we may run out of material for your job. It is recommended that you get a professional installation contractor or someone familiar with paving to do the estimate for you.

Showroom has a large selection of paver patterns, designs and colors to select from. It would be virtually impossible to take all of our samples out to our customers. By looking at the actual pavers versus a picture in a brochure, you can actually see the difference in the pavers’ color, shape and texture.

NO! They are only laid on approved DOT materials. If a suitable base dose not exist then a base made of course marl not marl dust is used. The thickness of the base will depend on the use of the pavement and the characteristics of the sub grade. Your installer will advise you and make proper recommendation.

A concrete support or curb wall is used to keep the edge pavers from moving. If a wall currently exist then this may be used to restrain the edges.

Pavers joints are filled with washed sand that is swept in and compacted to fill the joints.Maintenance

Mildew grows on surfaces that are kept cool and moist over an extended period of time. Pavers are more resistant to mildew as the surface retains water less that other pavement surfaces. Using a water proof sealer and power washing are other tips on how to reduce mildew. On the other hand some customers find this to add a rustic appeal to their pavers and actually encourage its growth.

As part of the installation process, we ensure that all crevices are filled with the proper amount of sand.

Upon request and prior to the installation of pavers over dirt, they can be treated with a soil sterilizer. For the most part, if the pavers are installed properly and a compactor was used on the pavers to lock them into place, you have cut off much of the growing environment. There will still be times when seeds can blow in and start growing in the sand between the cracks. When this happens, you can usually pull them out very easily or spray them with a weed killer and remove them.

Yes, you can be assured of replacement pavers by keeping extras from the job. When replacing a paver, scrape out the sand in the joints from those surrounding the paver to be removed. Use two screwdrivers to wiggle the paver out. Others can be removed by hand. Insert the new paver, replace the joint sand, and compact the paver into place with a rubber mallet.

Our company will bid on any size job.