In this day and age, there are many paving materials that any homeowner or contractor could choose from. An example of these many paving material is bluestone. This is a natural versatile stone. Bluestone pavers are perfect for outdoor use due to durability and hardwearing qualities.
Appearance of Bluestone pavers
Bluestone pavers are mined from quarries, which means they come in many natural color tones and texture. They also come in many different shapes that could be combined together to come up with a perfect mosaic work. The colors vary depending on the depth, which the stone was quarried. The deeper the mine from which it is quarried, the more unique and enhanced the colors. The colors shades of purple, brown, green, yellow, and grey are found all through the bluestone paver.
Installation of Bluestone pavers
Like any other work, planning comes first in the installation of Bluestone pavers. Planning ranges from a simple sketch of the layout on a piece of paper to complex scale layout, which has the actual measurements, but to a sale.
After all the required materials and tools are gathered, the next step would be to examine the area to be paved. This helps in determining the slope of the area to allow for proper drainage planning and removal of any unwanted disturbances like tree stumps. After you have inspected the area, you can now move ahead and excavate the area. When digging, take into consideration the layers of base material to be applied and the appropriate level of the driveway.
Apply a layer of crushed rock, cement or mortar on the excavated area, this act as the base material over which the Bluestone pavers will be laid. After the base is ready, it is now time to lay the pavers. Start from one end of the driveway laying one paver at a time. One can use strands of string to assist in maintaining a straight line and a uniform height. Bluestone pavers to be fitted at the edges are cut to fit appropriately.
Once the whole place is laid with Bluestone pavers, the other task is cleaning the pavers; this is done by use of a broom to get rid of any unwanted material. After you are through with the sweeping, it is now time to fill the joints between the pavers. This is done by pouring sand on the pave surface and by use of a broom, sweeping the sand into the joints until they are fully filled.
The final step is cleaning and sealing. Cleaning comes first, since after cleaning any stains cannot be gotten rid of.
Where to Use Bluestone pavers
Bluestone pavers are appropriate in almost all landscaping activities. They are strong and durable, thus less prone to breakage and crumbling. They could be used for interior designs in corridors and balconies, pathways, stepping stones, backyard, and pool area.
Maintaining Bluestone pavers
Bluestone pavers require little or no maintenance. The basic maintenance procedures are cleaning and replacing any broken pavers. One should consult the manufacturer on the right solution to use when cleaning the pavers.
All in all, bluestone pavers have great strength and suitable for a wide range of application. You are sure to have your guests mesmerized with its beauty.