Common Paving Installation Problems
Most paving installation problems have a ripple effect in that a problem is a consequence of another problem, which leads to a chain of endless issues and eventually it could lead to irreparable failure of a paved site.
The installation of paving is technical. We therefore recommend that you consult our simple guide to selecting a good contractor. These are merely guidelines highlighting practical questions that one should ask before hiring an installer.
We encourage you to take note of the most common paving installation problems below:
Paving problems are mainly caused by inferior earthworks. When paving sites sub base has failed due to incorrect earthworks the result will be disastrous and irreparable.
Inadequate compaction of sub base will cause pavers to sag which will result in water ponding.
Incorrect drainage will cause ponding and will infiltrate the sub base which will cause it to fail.
Inadequate or inferior edge restraints will lead to movement and subsequent loss of jointing sand.
Inferior or insufficient bedding sand might cause pavers to move and break.
Careless and indiscriminate handling of paving will cause chipping and breaking.
Good cutting will create a beautiful effect, but bad cutting will look awful. Cutting over paving already installed can lead to fine dust that will stain pavers.
Attention To Detail
If paved lines aren’t straightened and broken pavers not removed it might lead to further problems.
Uneven paving is unsightly dangerous to walk on.
When jointing fails, pavers will move and edges will chip and break. It might also lead to other problems.
Cement grouting can cause permanent stains on paving when the grouting is not correctly cleaned off the pavers.
It is a skill to install finishing touches and little things could ruin an otherwise good installation.