Considering a revamp to your patio or pool area? Lafferty Aluminum and Screening recommend a new repavement! We offer both stone and concrete pavements, but determining which one is right for you can be tricky. Follow this guide to learn more about both services and how we can help give your patio a fresh new look.
What Are Pavers?
Pavers are stones that you can set onto the ground to create paths or a more stable walkway. These can bring a lot of appeal and value to your home, while also giving your space a whole new look.
If you want a more natural look for your area, stone pavers are the way to go. Now this poses a new challenge, as there are many stones you can choose from. Some stones that are commonly used for these pavers include limestone and slate. Once you have chosen the type of stone you want to be used for your pavers, now it is time to choose your pattern. There are two pattern methods you can choose from:
This method allows the stone to create symmetrical patterns for a more uniform look for your patio or pool area.
This method allows the stone to create rugged patterns for a more natural look.
It is important to note that more labor is needed to install stone pavers than other types of pavers. This is due to their shape and thickness. Stone is also known to be slightly more expensive due to the excavation of the stone. They are also prone to discoloration and shifting, which could cause future problems.
There are a variety of different concrete slabs for you to choose from. These are usually produced as rectangular blocks, but can be produced as irregular shapes as well for a more Mediterranean aesthetic. This is discussed further in the Pavers section. What makes concrete pavers so appealing is their variety of different colors; these pavers can be painted and stained to whatever colors best fit your area.
Like stone, concrete slabs have their own types of cons associated with them. These fall on the difficulty to pave them, as lots of labor and grading is required. Thankfully, other side effects such as weather and age can be treated by us at Lafferty Aluminum and Screening. We will help maintain the beauty of your slabs with the best service possible.
Stone and Concrete Installation
Tackling a repavement by yourself is tricky. Here are the ten steps that we at Lafferty Aluminum and Screening take to make sure the installation of your stone or concrete is of the best quality possible:
Planning and Layout
We draw out our plans first. This is important because it gives us an idea of where to pave. Having this area completely cleared of all items and debris is crucial. It is also important to outline this area with markers.
Calculating Amount of Pavers Needed
We usually add five percent to the square footage of the area provided because this allows us to account for corners and curves.
This process establishes the exact boundaries of the paving process. To allow water drainage, it is important that all slabs must slope away from the house. Mark the excavation carefully and create a temporary border to protect outside forces from altering the work done.
The base material is made up of crushed rock, which helps compact the materials used. It is important to divide the base into three layers to achieve the best results.
It is important to install restraints for your edges since unsecured pavers are prone to separate.
The base material is given a layer of bedding sand to help settle the pavers.
Now, here comes the fun part. It is time to lay the pavers down. Place them in the order and design you have planned. Make sure they are close together. If the pavers need to be cut, the appropriate equipment must be used.
Sand is then poured onto the pavers. This helps secure the joints and locks the pavers into place. Make sure that fine sand is used instead of coarse sand.
A sand binding sealant is used to stick the sand into place. This also helps the pavers in the long run, as they help prevent weeds and algae from growing in between the cracks.
It is important to re-seal your pavers regularly. However, do not power wash your pavers, as the sand could potentially dislodge.
No matter when or where your stone and concrete installation is being placed, Lafferty Aluminum and Screening is here to help. Visit our website for a free quote today.
Why Hire Us?
30 Years Of Experience Serving Customers
Although some items throughout your property can get repaired or installed by yourself, screen enclosures should get left up to the professionals. Every step must get done correctly, or else you’ll only see problems form fast.
Whether you fail to measure the site correctly, or the surface doesn’t get pulled taut enough, it allows the material to pull away from where it should remain secured. And when that happens, you wind up paying for the same job several times over.
From inexperienced installation teams to cheap screen materials, there are too many things that can go wrong with your job. Instead, our team offers more than 30 years of screen enclosure installation and repairs, providing you with the best contractors possible each time.
Why risk a poor-quality installation again when we can save you more on every project? Choose us for your household’s needs and enjoy lasting quality today.
Why Choose Us?
We Would Love to have you as a Customer!
When area homeowners need help securing their household, they turn to us for better results. No matter the area you need enclosed or its dimensions, we can best assist you with added privacy and security that lasts.
No one else provides the level of skill or experience that our team has, giving you the superior quality of service that you deserve. Hiring our contractors means never having to worry about what happens once we leave, and you can still rely on us for better results.
If you need to know that your home remains in the best hands around, you need our contractors today. Call Lafferty Aluminum and Screening for the trusted screen enclosure installers when you’re trying to find “screen enclosures near me”.
Areas We Gladly Serve
We always utilize the qualities of treated and safe materials to create a high quality product for those we are serving.
- Palm Bay
- Melbourne Beach
- Palm Shores
- Melbourne Village
Indian River County
- Vero Beach
- Indian River Shores
- Winter Beach
- South Beach
Reviews from our previous client's
Doug Michels and his crew were great! Doug personally measured and estimated the screen, made the building permit application and managed the project. That's personal service! His price was fair and very competitive. His workmanship is superb and we love our screened lanai! We could not be happier.
— Henry Singer
Michels power-washed our pool cage and then completed a full rescreening in less than 2 days. It looks fantastic! I would highly recommend Michels for their value and quality of work, responsiveness and professionalism. Outstanding job!!
— Liz Lenza
Fantastic Fence installer Tony does an amazing job, if you're in need of a fence-ask for him. This is an amazing team, one stop shop for all your enclosure needs. Whether it's your porch, yard or both these guys can do it - and it looks PHENOMENAL. Doesn't get much better than a family business with quality employees!
— Christy A
Excellent service and I’d highly recommend this company to anyone needing a fence or screening.
I cannot remember the last time I received such honest and genuine customer service.
This is an amazing team, a one-stop-shop for all your enclosure needs.