Q: How do I decide what to do in my location?
A: Start by noting dreams, goals, ideas for your special space. Then share your thoughts with us. We’re easy to work with, and will help customers at all levels of experience and budget.
Q: What about cost?
A: We offer prices competitive with the major home hardware chains-but with vastly superior selection. Plus, the guiding hand of Pavingstone staff is a real confidence-builder for the first-time DIYer. Our staff knows what their talking about, and can provide valuable advice.
Q: What can a DIYer do?
A: Most people who care to can beautify their surroundings using Pavingstone and related products (with some guidance and help from Pavingstone). We offer DIY access to splitters, setters, bagged produces, sealers, edge restraints, the real deal. Visit our D-I-Y page.
Q: How heavy are these materials? -should I arrange for delivery or pick up the materials myself?
A: That all depends on your project and how you plan to execute it. Your materials could range from just a few blocks to something requiring several pallets in delivery. A handful of blocks you might carry in your own vehicle, but a pallet-sized load will likely require delivery via Pavingstone truck; most loads will fall in that range. Talk that over with our staff as you plan your project.
Q: Do you deliver the material?
A: Yes, Pavingstone Supply will bring the materials to your home or job site. (Cost is dependent upon location). Visit our delivery service page.
Q: How far do you deliver the material?
A: Pavingstone Supply is located in Seattle, WA. and will deliver products throughout Washington (Again, cost is dependent upon your location from Pavingstone Supply and from the manufacturer).
Q: Do weeds grow between the pavers? And if so, how can I prevent it?
A: Weeds can germinate between pavers from wind-blown seeds lodged in the joints. They don’t grow from the bedding sand, base or soil. Weeds can be removed by hand or with herbicides. Take care in using herbicides so that adjacent vegetation is not damaged. Use biodegradable products whenever possible. Polymeric Sand is a practical solution for weed control – just ask our staff about this “magic sand”. Visit our Accessories page for details on Polymeric Sand.
Q: When do I need to use geotextile (filter) fabrics ?
A: Filter fabrics are needed if the soil is soft. It is used where soil remains saturated with water, have a high content of silts or clays, or to separate layers of aggregate. Fabrics can delay the rutting caused by heavy loads. Weed control fabrics are used under decorative pebbles and rock areas. Geogrid is used in walls for strength. Visit our Accessories page for details on Geogrid and Filter Fabrics.
Q: Lead time–How soon can I get my pavers and walls?
A: Pavingstone Supply can usually get you your paver, wall, or stone within 2 – 7 days for stock material. For special orders you can count on your pavers in 1-2 weeks depending on the location and inventory of the vendor. Some products require special order and have longer lead times.
Q: Does Pavingstone Supply rent equipment?
A: Yes, we rent compactors, splitters, tampers, setting & removal tools. We also perform custom cutting in our shop. Call for rates. Rental Agreement
Q: How strong are the pavers?
Pavers are over two times the strength of poured in place concrete.
Pavers have an average strength of 8,000 PSI (pounds per square inch), or more.
Q: Are the lower priced pavers inferior to the more expensive ones?
A: No, all pavers go through the same process. The prices vary on location of the manufacturer, tumbling, texture, and special color orders – to name a few.
Q: When do I need to install Geogrid and how do I do it?
A: Typically Geogrids are used on walls higher than 4 feet. We will assist you with the information you need for installation. Retaining Walls
Q: What days are you open and what are your hours?
A: Click here for location and hours of operation.
Q: What about sealing and cleaning?
A: Your Pavingstone staff person can outline the installation requirements and options for each type of material you decide on, including sealing and cleaning. Again, what you do will depend on your distinctive project and unique situation. Visit our Accessories page for details on sealers and cleaners.
Q: What is Efflorescence ?
A: It appears as a whitish haze or film on the concrete product ( usually pavers), and appears soon after installation or over time. The product is not defective. The condition will usually correct itself with time and exposure to the elements. There are cleaners available to remove efflorescence. We sell the following cleaner from Global Sealer Technologies.
Q: Can I really have it all?
A: Yes! Pavingstone makes it possible for your home or business to achieve a pleasing, well-designed installation of lasting materials that’s budget-friendly, meets your goals and can by done by you, or your contractor. No matter how big or how small, Pavingstone Supply has it all!
Q: What forms are there for me to download?
A: All of these: