Concrete pavers are a popular outdoor hardscapes option. Concrete Pavers are manufactured in a factory in specific shapes, sizes and colors and are most commonly installed over a compacted base of soil and sand. A concrete paver has to be allowed to set as they are a porous form of brick formed by mixing small stone hardcore, dyes, cement, sand and other materials in various amounts.
Because there isn’t any grout between the joints, concrete pavers offer a permeable surface that allows water to pass through. However, this also means that they may shift over time and that weeds could grow between the stones. Hiring a professional paver contractor to install your pavers, rather than laying them yourself, is the best way to protect your patio, driveway or sidewalk from these concerns.
The use of concrete pavers is growing rapidly on both commercial and residential construction projects. Pavers can be installed on your driveway, on a walkway, and on a patio. There are many different laying patterns that can be achieved using concrete pavers.
The most common of these is the herringbone pattern. This pattern is the strongest of the block paving bonds as it offers the most interlock, therefore making it a good choice for driveways and road surfacing. A herringbone pattern can be created by setting the blocks at either 45 degrees or 90 degrees to the perpendicular.
Other popular types of pattern include stretcher bond and basketweave; with the latter being better suited to paved areas that will only receive light foot traffic, due to its weaker bond.
Batchelder and Collins is located on 2305 Granby St, Norfolk, VA. From Norfolk International Airport follow Airport Parking Dep Rd to Norview Ave and head east on Norview Ave toward Airport Parking Dep Rd. Then slight right onto Airport Parking Dep Rd and make a U-turn. After that, continue on Norview Ave and take Chesapeake Blvd. Next, take Lafayette Blvd to Granby St and use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Norview Ave. At this point, continue straight onto Chesapeake Blvd and pass by 7-Eleven (on the right in 1.2 mi). Then keep right to continue on Lafayette Blvd and continue onto E 26th St. Finally, continue onto E 27th St. Turn left onto Granby St and Batchelder and Collins will be on the right.
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For additional questions, you can call us at (757) 625-2506.
"Very helpful staff. Helped me in deciding how many and of which bricks to get. Very quick in and out process they have set up."
- Victor Pochop
"I love this place.they always have what I need and all the staff is so very helpful ! Keep up the good work."
- Debra Lewis
"Visited to buy tools for my son's new job as a mason apprentice... Great staff, very helpful. Thank you. "
- Victoria Leezer
"What an amazing place. I brought in a brick that was from my 10yr old house... they matched it pretty well. They have 2 yards full of brick and stone."
- Jacqueline Koch