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Paver FAQs

Paver FAQs: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers! 

Which is known to last longer, pavers or concrete?

While both pavers and concrete are designed to be durable, pavers are designed to last a lifetime. In fact, many paver stones used in ancient times can still be found today. Concrete may also crack over time, but pavers have more flexibility to them with shifting grounds. This is especially relevant living in Orange County, CA.

What are the differences between various types of pavers?
The main differences between pavers include color, texture, shape, depth, and style. This also explains the differences in pricing between manufacturers. We only use local manufacturers who maintain the highest standard in quality and materials, but the prices vary as a result.

Which is safer to use for my pool deck, pavers or concrete?
Pavers are generally safer to use for pool decks as they inherently add more surface friction when wet. This helps prevent slipping when getting in and out of the pool.

How long will it take to complete my project?
Honestly, this is a tough question because every home project is different. It depends on the type of project such as driveway remodels, paver patios, stone veneer, brick installation, concrete pouring, etc. For example, a driveway paver remodel typically takes 3 or 4 days from beginning-to-end. The good news is we can provide you a more accurate timeframe while discussing your home project.

How long until I may use my home project after completion?
For many home projects, the answer is immediately. Some may be used the next day.

What is paver sealer?
Paver sealer is an optional sealant to help prevent weeds from growing in-between paver joints, as well as aid in preventing stains. Keep in mind that this does not prevent all kinds of stains.

What are permeable pavers?
Permeable pavers are more eco-friendly, designed for water conservation.

What are the different options for concrete?
There are various options for concrete, including stamped, stained, overlays, and polish.

What types of home projects do you do inside the home?
While most of our home projects are for outside the home, some examples of inside home projects include fireplaces, stone veneer, and certain concrete.

Does stone veneer really add value to my house?
Absolutely. Research has shown that adding stone veneer to the face of any home instantly adds value to your property for many years to come.

Does West Hills Masonry install artificial grass?
Yes. In fact, installing artificial grass is very similar to installing pavers.

Does artificial grass really save money?
Absolutely. Between lower water bills, government rebates, and minimal overall maintenance, Orange County residents can rest assured that artificial grass is worth the investment as a homeowner.

How do I need to take care of my artificial grass?
With real grass, maintenance includes mowing the lawn, trimming the edges, watering, etc. With artificial grass, most homeowners either use a leaf blower to clear their synthetic turf or even vacuum it. Yes, you can actually vacuum your front lawn with artificial grass.

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