Compaction is a crucial phase following interlocking paver installation, ensuring a firm and stable foundation by compressing the surface materials. This process enhances durability and longevity, promoting a level and resilient surface for various applications such as driveways, walkways, or patios

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is compaction important after paver installation?

Compaction is crucial as it helps to create a stable and durable surface by eliminating air voids and ensuring proper settling of the pavers. This enhances the longevity and integrity of the paved area.

How do you compact the area after paver installation?

We utilize a plate compactor, a specialized piece of equipment designed to apply pressure evenly across the surface, compacting the pavers and the underlying materials.

What happens if compaction is not done after paver installation?

Without proper compaction, the pavers may be prone to shifting, settling, or unevenness over time. This can lead to structural issues and compromises the aesthetics of the paved area.

When should additional sand be added during the compaction process?

Additional sand is added if any gaps or voids are observed between the pavers during the initial compaction. This ensures a uniform surface and proper interlocking of the pavers.

How many times should compaction be repeated after adding more sand?

Compaction should be repeated as necessary until the surface is uniformly compacted and stable. This may require multiple passes with the plate compactor.

Can compaction be done manually without specialized equipment?

While manual compaction methods exist, utilizing a plate compactor ensures more uniform and effective compaction, especially for larger areas or heavy-duty applications.