Allied Outdoor Solutions installs all hardscape options in order to deliver the best option for our clients needs . Two hardscape options that our project consultants get asked to differentiate between are Carvestone and pavers. It makes sense that we are asked to clarify the difference because both Carvestone and pavers can be used for driveways, walkways, pool decks and patios. Both Carvestone and pavers are wonderful solutions for a new space or updating an existing space that may be out-of-style, too small or damaged. Both options come in a variety of different shapes, patterns, colors and textures. Most importantly, they are both long term solutions that deliver results our clients love. We have outlined the major differences as you navigate the best hardscape option for you:
Visual design differences:
- Pavers have pre-set patterns and color options made by a manufacturer in advance
- Carvestone patterns and color options are 100% customizable with endless options made on-site
- In certain circumstances, and with the guidance of your Allied Outdoor Solutions project consultant, you may not require demolition of your existing surface. In many cases we can overlay existing concrete with pavers or Carvestone. This includes but is not limited to patios, walkways, driveways, and pool decks.
- In addition, your project consultant can show you how we can overlay most coping with either pavers or carvestone and make it look original.
Possible Installation Differences:
- Allied Outdoor Solutions is ICPI certified which means we are held to the highest standards on our paver installations and we work hard to keep this certification each year. The way pavers are installed this way is based on the following: First, we remove the existing hardscape (if needed) and then excavate down another 4”-6”. The depth is built back up using stabilizing sand and crushed concrete. We then will spread a layer of bedding sand for the pavers to nestle down into and level. There will be concrete edge around the perimeter of the project to ensure longevity. Once the pavers are laid and toe poured a broadcast of polymeric sand will be used to fill the joints. The entire paver system is roughly 8”-10” from stabilized base to top of your new pavers.
- Carvestone is only applied on top of a structurally sound concrete substrate which means we need to pour new concrete or we can go on top of your existing pool deck, patio or driveway.
- Pavers: do not require to be re-sealed, but are also subject to the elements and absorption of its surroundings. Your polymeric sand will need to be replaced which is found in the joints of your pavers.
- Carvestone: we suggest that every two to three years you re-seal to ensure the beauty of your project . A dedicated re-seal team member from Allied Outdoor Solutions will contact you to remind you every 2 years and assist you in the process of resealing.
- Concrete pavers provide a lifetime warranty on the materials and 2 year workmanship warranty on concrete pavers and travertine.
- Carvestone provides a seven-year warranty on the chipping and delamination of the surface covered.
Your dedicated project consultant will listen to your vision and then assist you in designing a solution to fit your needs and budget with the products that fit your space best. Then our dedicated production team that consists of schedulers, a dedicated project manager to your project will bring your project to life for you to make memories that you have been dreaming of for years. Take the first step and schedule a free consultation.