We get a lot of questions about pavers and thought it might be helpful to pull together all of our most frequently asked questions about them. Take a look below and hopefully they’ll be helpful in planning your Central PA outdoor living space and hardscape projects.

Does de-icing salts cause damage to pavers?

No. Our good quality high-density pavers resist corrosion from de-icing salts. Just be sure to follow the de-icing instructions for proper application. 

Can I use a snow plow on my pavers?

Yes. Snow plows are a great option for your yardscape snow removal. We install paving stones that fit tightly together and form a smooth surface that plows, snowblowers and shovels can be run smoothly over.

Will my pavers ever lose color?

The best pavers have color saturation throughout the stone, not just the surface. These are your best bet to keep the color. As with anything outside, dirt, wear and tear and weathering may change the color slightly but regular cleaning and sealing can easily restore and enhance the natural color. We suggest sealing immediately after installation to keep the color locked in the best, then to seal as needed occasionally afterward.

Is it easy to replace pavers?

Yes if a paver gets damaged, they can be carefully pried out and replaced.

Why is there a white deposit sometimes on pavers and wall blocks?

This deposit most likely is efflorescence. This appears naturally on concrete and masonry products when surface moisture draws out naturally occurring salts. Nothing is wrong with your product and efflorescence goes away over time. Letting nature take its course and allowing weathering to remove the efflorescence, rather than using any caustic chemicals that could damage the stone’s integrity, is the best solution for this.  

Should my pavers be sealed?

There are some distinct advantages to this. Sealing them can help resist stains, enhance color and make the area more weed resistant (since sand in the joints help repel weed germination). Keep your pavers in ship shape by resealing every three to five years.

Can I use paving stones on my pool deck?

Pavers are a great option for attractive pool decks. Plus they provide a slip resistant surface that is comfortable for walking on. Some other perks of using pavers as an alternate option to poured concrete is the joints take on moisture and are cooler to walk on. The lighter the paver the cooler the surface.

Check out our hardscaping page here for more helpful info, like what most people get with their hardscaping projects. We are happy to help our West Shore, Camp Hill, New Cumberland, Mechanicsburg and beyond folks with their Paver and Hardscaping projects.