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Pavers are a great choice for your hardscape needs.  They are available in a great variety of materials, colors, textures, and sizes.  Designs for your landscape are endless.   Pavers are an excellent choice for driveways because of  their durability and ability to be  replaced individually in the case of spills or damage.  Pavers offer a higher compression resistance than asphalt or even concrete, increasing their ability to withstand large trucks or high traffic.  Proper site preparation is essential to maximizing the performance of your new pavers.  The Shadetree Company will help you with your paver selection and the design for your project. We install these materials properly, providing you with a long lasting, high quality finished product.

Narrow River Project
Footing are created for a bluestone porch and entry way. 

The bluestone extends into the lawn to create a terrace and adjoins with the new driveway apron.  Planter are built on either side of the garage door.

The apron in front of the garage door wraps around the new planters.  The apron is built using  pavers set in a sand base. A matching apron is also built by the street, and the entire driveway is edged with large pavers.  The driveway is then covered with crushed stone and compacted.

The finished apron creates a beautiful entrance to the garage, and blends well with the driveway materials as welll as the bluestone terrace.

A pergola is created over the bluestone terrace and trees and shrubs are added.

The finished project has created an inviting entrance to the home.  The materials chosen for this project are well suited to environmentally sensitive areas such as waterfront property.

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Here we have a paver walkway that wraps around the front porch.  The wraparound bluestone step as well as the bluestone surface under the porch roof are also new additions to this home.

Standard brick sized pavers are laid in a traditional running bond pattern.  A scalloped intersection adds some character and more space to this walkway.

This walkway creates an inviting entrance to the home.  We also installed new plantings along the foundation including mature rhododendrons and a weeping hemlock.

Here is the same walkway from above shown from the other end.  It nicely demonstrates the flexibility of using pavers as well as the variation in paver color that helps make paver look much more natural in your landscape.

This walkway is constructed using granite pavers laid in a herring bone pattern.  The edge is matching cobblestone set in concrete.

The finished walkway leads you right to the front door.

This is a walkway built using clay pavers.  The running bond pattern has been set  perpendicular to the walkway in this case.

Patterns are also an attractive option for walkways.  This installation shows the amount of cutting required for a rectilinear pattern with a curved walkway.

Most of our patios and walkways get installed the same way, we excavate out several inches to several feet of material depending on site conditions, install a compacted gravel base, and set the pavers in sand.  The perimeter of the patio held into position with plastic edging.

After the pavers are set on the bedding sand and any necessary cuts are made, sand is swept into the joints and the patio is compacted once again.

 Here we have the finished patio.  This concrete paver has a lifetime warranty and will look great for years to come.


Another herring bone patio using hollandstone concrete pavers in the color terra cotta.

Another easy pattern option is the basket weave, set here with clay pavers and large joints for a rustic look.  The sand used for this project contains a polymeric additive to help keep the sand from washing out of the joints.