K&M Dri-Lay Masonry

FAQ’s Page

Below are a few of the most Frequently Asked Question’s we have received from homeowners. If you have a question that is not addressed in the list below please contact us at questions@kmdrilaymasonry.com and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Are brick pavers going to last as long as regular or stamped concrete or asphalt?

A: Brick pavers are “compressed” concrete and have on average an 8,500 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) rating. Asphalt is only 600-700 PSI, Standard Concert is around 2,500 PSI and very high-end stamped concrete is 4,000 PSI. Brick pavers are designed to last a lifetime and if installed properly will last much longer than concrete or asphalt.

Q: If I choose pavers will I have to worry about grass growing up through them.

A: When installed properly and with the use of “Polymeric Joint Sand” you should not have problems with grass or moss growing up through your pavers. Regular cleaning with a broom or leaf blower to remove excess grass clippings or debris will keep your pavers clean and free of grass & weeds. Polymeric Joint Sand is fine sand bonded with polymer to create a semi-hard sand material that prohibits migration and also rooting of weeds or grass.

Q: Do I have to seal my pavers?

A: Sealing is recommended but not required. Sealing your patio will prohibit fading from the sun as well as any migration of joint sand. Most sealers also help prevent the growth of weeds and moss on pavers which will ensure that your patio looks good for many years.

Q: How do brick pavers compare in cost to concrete or asphalt.

A: In some instances, brick pavers can be installed for less than concrete or asphalt. Brick pavers have many advantages over standard concrete and asphalt so to compare them is very difficult. On average, brick pavers can be installed for about $15.00 per Sq/Ft and depending on the complexity of the pattern and the style of paver you choose the cost can exceed $30.00 per Sq/Ft. Concrete and asphalt may be cheaper depending on the project and its size but neither one adds beauty and style like brick pavers.