Why Santarella's Pavers Don't Shift, Sink or Slide?
If you visit every Santarella Masonry paver installation from the past 10+ years, you will notice one thing in common with every project. Each paver in the pavers installation is in exactly the same spot today, as it was the day it was installed.
What Stops Santarella Pavers from Moving, Sinking, Shifting and Sliding?
It's the Santarella Process
If you were going to build a house, would you buy the materials, stack them in a pile and start building without a plan and process? Of course not. You need a plan and a process to successfully build a house. Successful paver installations require the same protocol. However, time after time, many paver installers ignore these two important steps.
Without a plan and a process, you are throwing your money away. It's that simple.
At Santarella, we understand that planning and process are essential to the functionality and longevity of you patio, walkway, front steps and driveway.
Patio Paver Installation Scotch Plains, NJ 2015
Blue Stone and Brick Walkway Installation Millburn, NJ 2015
Paver Walkway Installation Springfield, NJ 2015
Retaining Wall Installation Short Hills, NJ 2015
The Santarella Process
To guarantee our paver projects don't shift or sink, we follow two main principles on every Santarella project: Proper Drainage Planning and a Multi Step Base Installation Process.
Proper Drainage Planning - understanding drainage, pitch and code in relation to your home and yard and planning the installation accordingly is essential to your project's longevity. Ignoring this process or not performing it properly guarantees one thing, your pavers will sink and shift and you will be reinstalling your paver project in less than 5 years.
It's All About the Base - having a Paver Base installed properly prevents paver shifting and sliding. Our process ensures no shifting or moving. Here are several of the key components of a Santarella installed paver base:
Santarella paver bases are 8 inches deep
Paver bases are installed using a multi-layering process; during this process we install a layer of base, compound it, then repeat the process several times.
The paver base foundation extends beyond the paver footprint