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.
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
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
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
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
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.