Beautify your home with a paver walkway or paver sidewalk. Installing a paver walkway is an excellent way to add color and character to your home. We can design and install a brick walkway for your home using any style of brick, color, pattern, and shape. Whether you’re looking for a paver walkway leading to the entrance of your home, or a paver pathway leading to your back yard, Allscapes can design and install the proper layout to meet all of your needs.
Providing the Proper Height and Pitch
There are many factors that determine the lifespan and durability of paver hardscapes.
The two most important factors are:
Using the correct base material and installing it properly
Applying the correct amount of pitch to the walkway, patio, or driveway
Another key contributor is keeping the paver surface slightly above grade. This will allow the water to drain off of the pavers out into your yard and will keep the water from getting trapped and draining into the walkway, which will cause the walkway to settle. We apply this same procedure to our patios and driveways. Having your walkway set above grade will also allow it to be more visible to people passing by or approaching your home, which will really add to the appearance of your home.
Controlling Downspout Water and Creating Future Access
For almost every walkway we build, there is usually one or more downspouts located on the house that disperses water between the house and the walkway. We highly recommend connecting underground drains to these downspouts that run underneath the pavers and carry the water out past the walkway to allow the water to disperse outside of the walkway area. This will greatly help reduce the chance of the walkway being damaged by water over the years. We often run a “sleeve” through the walkway to allow underground access between the walkway and the house, in case the homeowner is planning to run any wiring or irrigation through that area in the future. This is done by laying out a pipe below the pavers in the walkway area. Both ends are sealed shut to preserve the sleeve. If the walkway is 4 feet wide, we will install a 5-6 foot sleeve so that the sleeve is more accessible. Typically, the sleeve can be conduit or PVC, anywhere from 1 to 4 inches in diameter. This option is available upon the homeowners request and is highly recommended if the homeowner may have plans of running any irrigation or wiring between the walkway and house. All of these options will be discussed with the homeowner during the planning stages of their project.