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Why Do People Choose A-Lawns & Stone?

Being owner operated is our best attribute. Our relentless pursuit to give the best quality product has given us the reputation as a leader in our industry. No job is too big or too small, we approach every job with the same integrity. A-lawns & Stone has the capability to draft 3D designs of any type of project to ensure your vision gets executed exactly the way you want. Our price matching guarantee makes us the most competitive contractor in the area. We are one of leading sellers and installers of pavers, patio walkways and pool-scapes. Our suppliers give us deep discounts off of materials and A-Lawns & Stone passes this savings directly to our customers. So why choose us? Its starts with the one on one design consultation and 3D computer layout, excellent pricing, precision and execution of project, professionalism through outstanding customer service, and fulfillment of our clients visions made into reality. Call to tell us about your project. 971-262-2116.

FAQ

Q: How much does a pool decking cost?

A: The main difference in cost for pavers around a pool is type of material used. For example, you may want to use a concrete paver or a natural stone product. Typically, a concrete paver is more cost effective. Also, you want to consider that there are many manufacturers of paver stones and natural stone products and will reflect different price points. As said before we are a leader in the area of selling paver type products so we discounted material due to the quantity we purchase and we pass the savings directly to the consumer.

Also, the type of application reflects on cost as well. Accessibility to install the pool scape, environmental constraints or limitations, proper drainage ect. Cost range on concrete pavers range from $10-$18 per square foot installed depending product and starting around $15 and up per square foot with natural stone.

Q: How do I know if I have choose the right material for my pool?

A: We have an expert team to advise you in the right direction on material. We take in consideration budget, environmental, and aesthetics when advising clients to make an appropriate choice.

Q: How will I know if I will like the design of my patio?

A: A-Lawns & Stone design team is proficient in CAD based 3D computer design programs. We can customize your outdoor living space tailored exactly to your needs.

Q: Will my pavers sink over time?

A: A-Lawns & Stone construction team has generations of experience building patios. The way we build or patios and walkways we guarantee you will not encounter sinking. Please see the next question and answer regarding the process we use to ensure a quality product.

Q: What is the process?

A: Installing pavers around a pool

8 Steps to Install a Paver Pool Deck

Installing a paver pool deck, step #1Plan & Design: Start with a detailed diagram, showing the pool and adjacent structures. Draw in your planter beds, grass areas and existing patios that will remain in place. It’s a good idea to set up a string line or use chalk, lime or paint to delineate the outer edge of your paver pool deck. Once you have the overall shape and design of the deck, record accurate measurements on your diagram. Your paver dealer can assist you with selecting your pattern and style and determining how much material you will need to buy.

install a paver pool deck, step #2Excavate: To prevent an uneven pool deck, your pavers need to sit on a well-compacted bed of stone dust, also known as crush-n-run in some areas. The bed of stone dust needs to be 4-6 inches thick, and on top of that, we need 1-2″ of sand on which to place the pavers. Your excavation should be 5-8 inches below the top of the pool wall. do not forget to slope the deck away from the pool. Pitch the deck 1/4 inch for every foot, to allow water to run off the deck and not towards the pool. Excavate a few inches outside of the area that you plan to use pavers on.

step 3 for installing a paver pool deckPrepare the Sub-Base: Apply 2″ of your stone dust at a time and then spray it down with a hose to help with cohesion. After wetting, use a power tamper, a “Jumping Jack”, to really tamp it down well – to the point that walking over it doesn’t leave footprints. Hose it down again, and then add another layer, wet the new layer, and then use the power tamper again. Use a level string across the deck, to help you maintain a consistent slope away from the pool. do not skimp on the sub-base, it keeps your pavers level by allowing for good drainage.

step 4 in installing your own paver pool deck

Install your Edge Restraints: An outer edge barrier that will hold it all in place is important, since these pavers are not mortared in place. You can use 4×4 pressure treated wood, held in place by 24″ rebar pieces, or you can also find thin and strong steel borders, with stakes to hold them in place. A flexible edge restraint will be necessary if your paver pool deck has curved edges. There are many types of edge restraints, talk to your paver dealer about choosing the one best for your application. If your deck has 90 degree angles, be sure that your corner edges are square.

step 5 installation of a paver pool deckScreed your Sand-Base: Over top of your compacted stone dust bed, you will place 1-2 inches of sharp angled sand. do not use play sand, or pool filter sand – use only “bedding sand” made specifically for this purpose. After laying down the sand evenly (remember your slope!), you can screed it level using a 2×4. To keep the screed level, some deck guys like to create rails, set at 6 or 8 ft. apart. You can use 3/4″ conduit or pipe, or use other 8 ft. long 2×4’s, as a guide to keep your screed board level on each end as you pull it across the sand.

How to install a paver pool deck, step 6 Install your Coping Pavers: As mentioned earlier, a specific stone is used for the edge of the pool, usually a bullnose (rounded) stone – sometimes in a contrasting color or texture. The pavers used as coping stones can also be the same as the ones used on the deck, but it’s safer to have a rounded edge, or a thinner paver that one can grab onto. These pavers are held in place with mortar or a heavy-duty adhesive. You may consider placing your coping pavers on the pool before installing the pool liner, to avoid any mess in the pool.

step 7 for installing a paver pool deckLay your Pavers: Spray a little water on the sand to firm up the surface slightly, and then lay down some boards to avoid disrupting the sand bed while you work. Take the time to re-screed any areas that do become disrupted. Then you can start to lay your pavers, one section at a time, working from the inside to the outside. That is, start with your first row directly behind the coping pavers. Push each stone laid up against the others tightly, using a rubber mallet to help them set in snugly. For those stones that need to be cut to fit up against the edge, mark them with a sharpie pen, and cut them with a wet saw.

step 8 for installing a paver pool deckFinish Up: Spread masonry sand over the surface of your pavers and use a hand brush to work it into the spaces in between. Afterwards, use a garden hose to spray the down the deck – the water will help the sand work it’s way into the spaces between the pavers. Repeat the process a few times over the next several days, and then every year or two, as needed, to replace any lost to wind or heavy rains. All of your pavers should be level and even. If not, you can fix it! If needed, tamp high pavers or add extra masonry sand to restore level or pitch.

Q: What other services do you offer?

A: Here is a list of services offered but not limited to:

Patios
Walkways
Walls
Outdoor kitchens
Custom Masonry
Pools
Outdoor lighting
Drainage
Site work
Tree Work
Plating
Landscape design
Stairs and Steps
Sod and seeding
Driveways and walkways
Excavation
Outdoor living areas
Firepits and fireplaces
Total Property Renovations

About us

A-Lawns & Stone is an owner operated company with third generation experience in landscaping and construction. Anthony, Bill, and Harold are the three owners overseeing all operations. We are versed in all phases of construction Interior & Exterior, Residential & Commercial. Our team can develop a raw piece of land and build a house from the ground up or build the backyard of your dreams. Our construction team is comprised of all skilled tradesman and we own all of our equipment and we do not use sub-contractors, ensuring the most competitive pricing around.


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