Hardscapes

Our team at EPS landscaping can install your patio and walkway needs.

We can fulfill your needs with some of the finest paver products the Southeast has to offer, or we can offer you a concrete solution.

Our paver designs are solid and durable and will leave you with a long lasting look. The area is prepared to grade, and the pavers are set in a design that will best fit your needs so that your patio or walkway does not settle or move on you from season to season

Our concrete patios and walkways are also designed to fit your best needs and interests. Our design team will work with you to design a plan to install a wide variety of products from regular concrete to colored and stamped concrete.

Here in North Carolina the weather is perfect for outdoor activities much of the year and we all love to take advantage of that. We swim, barbeque and dine outside. We entertain our friends, neighbors and family outside. A beautiful, unique patio area that is also a functional extension of your home can turn a typical gathering into an unforgettable afternoon or evening.

The concept of tightly fitted paving units on a granular base is very old. Pavers have been used for hundreds of years–as far back as Ancient Rome. Romans built the first interstate system with segmental pavement over 2,000 years ago. Back then, stone pavers were used for roads and those ancient roads are still being travelled today. That is the durability of stone pavers.

Today most stone pavers are produced and manufactured from brick and concrete. The shapes, colors and textures available are varied enough to compliment any landscape plan, from Victorian to Modern. And their strength and durability guarantee a picture-perfect look for years to come.
Stone pavers are a popular alternative for landscape coverings such as patios, courtyards, walkways and driveways. They can be applied to enhance any area outside your home.

It’s the first thing you see when you arrive, the last thing you see when you leave, and it leaves a lasting impression of your home.

As a conscientious homeowner, you want assurance that the pavement for your walkway, driveway, or patio will look beautiful for a long time, require little maintenance, stand up to the weather, and return its cost to you. Concrete pavers are easy to clean and repair as well as complementing the style of your home.

Let EPS Landscaping show you the many benefits of concrete pavers today.

EPS answers some common questions about concrete pavers and stamped concrete.

Q: How much will it cost to get concrete pavers?

A: Every job is unique. Price can vary based on the amount to be torn out, to the type of paver, to the amount of material needed, to the amount of cuts that need to be made. The best way to find out is to discuss your unique project with one of our professionals.

Q: How do you install concrete pavers?

A: The standard process of install interlocking concrete pavers involves the following steps:

  1. Prepare Ground for Installing Pavers (Excavate Soil/Grade/Level/Compact)
  2. Install Base (4″to 8″ of base rock and screed 1″ base of sand)
  3. Install Edge Restraint (Either Pave Edge/Snap Edge or concrete footing)
  4. Layout Pavers (Install pavers, then saw cut around borders, circles and blockouts.)
  5. Plate Vibrate #1 (Plate Vibrate sand into the pavers.)
  6. Sweep Sand (Sweep excess sand to get into the joints.)
  7. Plate Vibrate #2 (Plate vibrate sand into the pavers.)
  8. Clean Up (Clean up and wash down.)

Q: Does the price of the project depend upon my pavers selections?

A: Yes, the total price of the project can change based upon your selection of pavers. Before preparing a formal estimate, eps will help you in deciding what pavers are best suited for your project, and the estimate will incorporate the cost of your selection.

Q: Can I walk/drive on the concrete pavers as soon as they are installed?

A: You can walk and drive on the pavers as soon as they are installed. Unlike concrete, there is no waiting period for the area to cure.

Q: How do the pavers interlock?

A: The term “interlock” comes from the friction of joint sand between pavers. This interlock provides pavement superiority in a multitude of ways. The pavers distribute traffic loading over a greater surface. The pavers remain flexible and can withstand minor and major movements of the native soils. Maintenance and repairs (if required) are simplified because no mortar is used in the installation process.

Q: Do weeds or grass grow in the joints?

A: If the pavers were installed properly, with the recommended materials and installation methods, you have created a sterile environment to keep weeds from growing through the joints of the pavers. There will still be times when seeds can blow into the top of the joints and start growing in any organic material that has built up in the joints. If this happens, you can normally pull them out very easily or remove them with a topical weed killer spray.

Q: Can I use pavers on a driveway?

A: Yes you can! The most important part of installing pavers on your driveway is your base material preparation. Ensure that your base material is compacted and you use a good edge restraint, and you should have a sturdy enough paved surface for vehicle use.

Q: Can I use pavers around the pool?

A: Yes. Pavers are very appropriate for around pool areas, for they provide a slip resistant surface, making it a safer environment. The moisture and water is soaked up by the sand in the joints, rather than being left to create a slippery surface. Pavers also provide a cooler surface to walk on than concrete!

Call EPS at (919) 270-5080 or Email us today for your lawn care, grounds maintenance and landscape enhancement needs.