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16192 Coastal Highway, Lewes, DE  19958
(302) 645-1922 - Local * (302) 644-1366 - Fax * (888) 701-PAVE - Toll Free
Email:  debbie@cleancutpavers.com
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Interlocking Pavers
Interlocking Concrete Pavers create a beautiful and durable pavement surface, which should last the life of your home when installed correctly.  One of the biggest advantages of using pavers is that they will not crack or buckle, like concrete & blacktop.  The joints between the pavers allow them to move slightly, which prevents damage during the freeze/thaw process.  Another advantage is that you can always add on to existing paver areas without worrying about matching the old to the new.  Many customers choose to divide their project into phases, perhaps starting with a small back yard patio, then later adding a walkway from the patio to the front yard, for example.

The most important part of a paver project is the part you can't see ~ a properly installed base.  ​This is where some companies cut corners so they can offer a lower price.  These are the projects we get called on to fix a year or two down the road when the pavers are sinking.  The old saying, "you get what you pay for" is very true when it comes to pavers.  The importance of a firm base cannot be overstated.  The integrity and longevity of your pavers depends upon it!

Some of our paver work can be seen in the sidewalks & crosswalks on 2nd Street in Lewes, The Lightship Overfalls in Lewes, The Milford Public Library, the Milton Historical Society, the Veterans Cemetary in Millsboro and the new entrance to the Gull's Nest community in Bethany Beach.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A PROPERLY INSTALLED BASE
As with any building project, the finished pavement will only be as good as the construction of the base:

1.)  Before a firm base can be installed, existing material must be excavated and hauled away.  Then the remaining subgrade must be compacted with a plate tamper.
2.)  Geotextile Separation Fabric is then laid.  This separates and contains the base from the underlying sub-base.  Without Geotextile, the soil would eventually work it's way into the base and weaken it.  We use Geotextile on EVERY one of our paver projects, therefore extending the life of your Paver Investment.
3.)  A minimum of 4" of Compacted Aggregate Base is used for patios & walkways or 9" for residential driveways.  This base material is then spread evenly in 2" layers.  A plate tamper is used between layers until the final thickness is achieved.  When finished, the base should be very smooth & flat, and reflect the final grade of your pavers.
4.)  Edge Restraint is then installed along exposed edges and secured into the base with 10" spikes.  This restrains the pavers laterally, which prevents shifting.
5.)  The Sand Setting Bed, or leveling course is then screeded.  This 1" thick layer of coarse concrete sand allows the pavers to "seat" properly.
6.)  Now it's time to lay the pavers!  We pay close attention to every detail, for example:
      *Using an even mix of pavers, so colors are nicely blended
      *Mitered corners
      *Keeping the jobsite clean
7.)  Once the pavers are laid and swept, a tamper is used to "seat" them into the bedding sand, forcing sand from below into the joints.  
8.)  The final step is to spread joint sand over the pavers.  This requires several rounds of filling, sweeping and tamping.  This forces the sand into the joints, thereby creating the "interlock".  We ALWAYS use Polymeric Sand, which hardens after being sprayed with water.
Advantages of Polymeric Sand:
       *Resists erosion - water, frost, wind, street sweepers, etc.
       *Inhibits weed growth
       *Resists ants & other insects
       *Your choice of Tan or Grey
To prevent future drainage issues, we use laser transits to establish proper grade & fall.  The proper grade & fall must be achieved so water drains away from your house and no puddles occur on your pavers.  This is just one of the extra steps we take to ensure customer satisfaction!
Clean Cut Lifetime Guarantee
"We guarantee your EP Henry residential paver installation against any defect in workmanship for as long as your own your home, with the purchase of our Optional Maintenance Agreement.  We will repair or replace any defect without charge to the customer."
Richard H. Bell III - President

EP Henry Lifetime Guarantee
"EP Henry provides a Lifetime Guarantee on the structural integrity of our paving stones and wall system products to the original purchaser for residential use.  EP Henry will replace any of our paving stones or wall units, installed following our guides, that prove to be defective.  We cannot guarantee the color match of replacement units and this guarantee does not extend to labor or shipping costs."
EP Henry Company - Woodbury, NJ