Masonry has been the principle building material for all types of construction for decades. The strength, durability of masonry is evident in the mammoth forts, castles and buildings of that caliber we see today standing tall and firm with their aesthetics intact. No other material leaves such a lasting impression of sturdiness, magnificence and quality as shown by the nexus of brick, block and stone. Be it a simple design work or a complex design challenge, masonry can justify any design with its robustness and permanence. With masonry, you can get the building you expect.
Paving is an important part of masonry construction. Masonry contractors in NYC can use paving stones to create outdoor steps, smooth driveways and stunning patios. Masonry paving adds functionality to any landscape and can be used to create great outdoor spaces.
Most paving projects depend on the site conditions, project size and weather. One of the first things to do before paving an area is to map the area carefully and devise a pattern. Next, you have to make sure that the ground is cut, compacted and levelled so that the paver stones can lie flat on the surface. Masonry contractors always make sure that they have the proper materials at hand before they embark on any paving project.
The laying pattern and shape of a paver is crucial to the performance of the project. 90° or 45° herringbone patterns are recommended in driveway or landscape projects. These patterns have the ability to withstand maximum load and can resist screeching of tires or heavy stomping. The next step is to compact them so that they sit evenly. Before compacting, the entire area should be swept clean of any foreign objects and debris to prevent scratching on the surface of the pavers. It is important if the first compaction takes place before any jointing sand has been applied to the pavers. If jointing sand is applied, it can cause bridging problems and will not allow the joints to be completely filled with sand. The compaction of the sand is extremely critical to the final performance of the pavers. Improper compaction can result in deformations and pavement failure over time.