Phase 2: Mason Work!

Phase 2 is an optional phase of the driveway installation. During this phase, all mason work is installed on your driveway. Mason work can be done in Belgium Block or Brick Pavers. Mason work includes the border around the driveway, apron at the end of the driveway, walkway, stoop, patios, retaining walls, BBQ areas, and more. We are able to create a custom design depending on what your needs are for your driveway and backyard.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Phase 2:

What is Belgium Block? Belgium Block are granite cobblestones.

Where do Belgium Block come from? India and other countries.

What type of Belgium Block are used? New Belgium Block.

Do Belgium Block vary in size? Yes, it is the the nature and the beauty of the stone.

Will I see concrete in the back of my blocks? Yes. The block must be supported from the back with concrete for strength.

What should I put behind the block to hide the concrete? We recommend putting topsoil or peat moss, once the driveway is completed, so that the lawn can grow in behind it.

Are there different Belgium Blocks available or different borders? Yes, you can use different types of used blocks and colored blocks. You can also choose to use bricks as a border.If you choose bricks, you can choose whatever type of brick you prefer.

Does Belgium Block help support my new driveway? Yes! They help to contain and support the edges of the driveway. They also prevent the driveway from shifting or spreading.

Many Customers prefer the look of Brick Work over Belgium Block. If you do decide to use bricks instead of Belgium Block, please make sure to notify the office of the brick type, size, and color so that the order can be placed and scheduling can be done as soon as possible.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Brick Pavers:

Why use Brick Pavers? It has a nicer look than concrete or asphalt.

Can brick work crack? No! Only spider cracks on joints.

Are Bricks strong? About 8,000 pounds per square inch!

Can Brick Pavers be cleaned? You can use a light detergent with a pressure washer in order to clean them off.

What kind of maintenance is required? Possible sand for seams on occasion as needed.

What causes the white on the brick? The white haze that appears on the bricks is called efflorescence. It will appear as though the color is fading, but do not worry, it is not a defect in the stone! Efflorescence is a naturally occurring process for the bricks brought on by the calcium oxide inside the brick paver reacting with moisture, which forms calcium hydroxide. When the calcium hydroxide hits the carbon dioxide in the air, it forms a white haze of calcium carbonate. Once the moisture on the surface evaporates, the white haze of efflorescence becomes visible. Although most brick pavers do have an additive to reduce the chance of efflorescence, it is impossible to prevent it entirely. Efflorescence will typically stop occurring approximately 18-24 months after completion.

Can colors of brick vary? Yes, although typically only in slight variation.

Why are there spaces between bricks? Each stone gets cut to fit in the space.

How do I get the brick to maintain color? After years, wash the bricks, and use a brick preserver. Most bricks will maintain their color over the years.

    

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