Installing Paving Stones – Finishing Touches

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Mark Fuss of Nicolock Paving Stones explains how to acheive the perfect finishing touches to your paving stone installation.

    Mark Fuss: Hi! I am Mark Fuss, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nicolock and we're ready for the final steps of our installation; filling the joints. Start by sweeping off your finished pavement with a broom. Take coarse concrete sand and spread it over the entire surface of the installation.

    Take your broom and sweep that sand into the joints filling them as much as you can. Take your plate compactor and run it over the entire surface of the paving stone.

    We recommend the use of a rubber pad to protect the paving stones from being scratched or marked. Go back with a broom and fill the joints with additional sand until it filled completely to the top of the paving stone.

    If you like, there are special Polymeric Sands that can be used for the joint and fill material. These protect against weed, growth, and insect infestation. If you choose to go this route, make sure you follow the directions completely that appear on the package.

    We hope that this series of videos has been helpful to you in planning and executing your installation and that it will bring you years of enjoyment.