recently, regular beach-type sand was brushed in between paving stones
permitted oxygen and moisture in between the pavers which allowed weeds
and bugs to grow, as well as expand and contract the moisture
underground with the varied temperatures.
with the creation of Polymeric sand, which once applied and activated
creates a moisture and oxygen proof yet flexible seal, weeds, bugs and
sinking pavers are non-existent.
much does it cost?
much of our new work comes from friends and family of delighted
customers. Our pricing is less than the competition because our
advertising costs are less, so we can pass the savings onto our
customers. View our ESTIMATE page for current discounts and
promotions in your area. MEGA STONE takes pride in having the
largest network of happy customers, so we'd like to add you to
our list! Allow us to pleasantly surprise you by calling for a
FREE in-home estimate. Did we mention we offer a life-time
cash-back bonus on all referrals?
you offer a warranty?
Yes, most paving stone manufacturers offer a 2-5 year limited
warranty on some stones and lifetime on a select few (usually
the more expensive stones). ALL our stones come with a LIFETIME
guarantee! Additionally, if you ever decide to sell your home,
your warranty is fully transferable to the new homeowner. This
adds value to your selling price!
you have a showroom?
yes and yes! Our main showroom is located in south-western
Ontario! We offer an extensive reference list of local jobs so
our prospective customers can view our workmanship themselves.
Using GPS technology, we can pinpoint one of our past customers
close to your home or business! Secondly, our manufacturers
showroom is located in Markham & Woodbridge. Finally, and more
importantly, all our company vans are equipped with samples of
our main paving stones as well as every color combination -thus
we bring the showroom to you! Additionally, all of our Design
Estimators, Sales Representatives and Project Managers carry a
binder with an extensive gallery of 8x10 full color photographs
showcasing various simple to unique concepts from our library of
completed projects. All of the above, and the expertise of your
representative, will surely spark your imagination!
are paving stones made of?
paving stones are made of highly compressed, intensely vibrated,
slightly damp concrete with color mixed in. They are 60 mm or
roughly 2 ½ inches thick and come in a wide variety of shapes
are paving stones better than anything else?
pavers are so durable because they have excellent load
dispersion capability as well as load bearing capacity. They are
rated for 8000 pounds per square inch or more! Many paving
stones reach 11 to 12 thousand pound compressive strength per
SQUARE INCH, WOW! They can flex under pressure and rarely crack
and break. Utility lines can be accessed as well. Simply unlock
the paving stones, repair the utility lines, and call us. We
will gladly lock it back together for you at a very reasonable
Paving stones be put on top of existing cement?
we can overlay a patio but there must be at least 3 ½ inches of
clearance from the top of the cement to the threshold of the
door. Driveways and pool decks cannot be overlayed because there
would be a 3 inch bump up from the street and a 3 inch bump down
into the garage.
are interlocking concrete paving stones installed?
- 1) Excavate
7 ½" from final grade
- 2) Install
4" of class 2 base then compact it.
- 3) Screen
1" of sand
- 4) Lay the
paving stones and cut in the borders
- 5) Set the
borders in concrete where needed
- 6) Compact
the area, sweep Polymeric sand into the joints and
- 7) Clean up
while fine tuning the installation.
isn't excavation and installation the same day?
allowing the base to settle after excavation, natures elements
assist in the extra compaction of your base with the fluctuating
levels in temperature day to night, the humidity changes
(barometric pressures) and we hope for at least 1-2 days of rain
to assist in the process as well. This ensures a secure and
air-pocket free base that commercial equipment can't compact
alone. The end result is a solid base/foundation to install your
stone, and then we do a final compaction after the stone is
installed. This will allow for equal distribution of rain to be
absorbed by the stone into the base and into the soil beneath
your foundation. This also helps the PolyMeric sand to keep the
stones intact and maintain the many years of wear and elements
that usually make installations begin to sink and separate. As
our company prides itself in referrals, we aim to keep the
referrals coming in for many years by completing your job
properly and professionally. Yes, some companies will do your
project back to back (excavation/installation) but that's
because they can't afford to wait for their complete payment.
Our profit is your final payment - of which you hold back 30%
until the job is completed to your satisfaction, we've cleaned
up after ourselves, and taken all debris from your property for
disposal. It would clearly be in any companies best interest to
get the job done fast so they can get paid sooner than later,
but we would rather wait for a short period to complete your
project as suggested by all major manufacturers of hardscapes,
particularly on commercial and industrial installations, by
allowing nature to assist in the process. We have (and still
can) on certain occasions, completed projects in 1-2 days, start
to finish (your project would probably be only 1 full day as our
crews are big and we have more than enough equipment to do so),
but that was due to function or event deadlines at the customers
request. In doing so, the customer is advised in advance that
the installation shouldn't rushed in order to provide them with
years of maintenance free installation.
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