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When you hire the team from A.M.A. Paving and Concrete for total paving services at your Hamilton home or business, you can rest assured that a qualified, experienced team is working for you. Let us put our years of paving experience to work for you!

Read our FAQ for answers to your most common paving questions, but don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to speak to our professional team in person!

Can dirty or broken pavers be replaced?

Yes, you can be assured of a perfect colour match by keeping extras from the original installation. When replacing a paver, scrape out the sand in the joints around all sides of the paver to be removed. Try removing it by hand; if the fit is too tight, use two screwdrivers to wiggle it out then insert the new paver, replace the joint sand, and compact the paver into place with a rubber mallet.

How long do concrete pavers last?

Almost forever, which is much longer than other pavements under normal residential use.

Will freezing and thawing damage pavers?

No, damage from ice is very rare. The joints allow the pavers to move without cracking in freeze and thaw cycles.

If pavers need to be removed for below-grade repairs, can they be replaced afterwards?

Yes, unlike other pavements, concrete pavers can be easily removed and reinstalled without any visual or functional changes.

Will pavers be slippery?

No, their surface is ideal for ensuring safe traction in pedestrian, vehicular and pool applications, even when wet.

How will the contractor assure an even colour mix of the pavers?

We’ll take pavers from several bundles or pallets at the same time.

How will the contractor grade the paver installation for drainage?

By sloping the paved area away from the house at a minimum grade of 2%.

Are the joints filled between the pavers?

Yes, with clean, fine sand. The sand should be dry sand so it will flow freely into the joints. The pavers are compacted during and after filling to begin interlock of the units and prevent sand from washing out of the joints.

How do I prevent weeds from growing between my pavers?

Weeds grow from seeds blown by the wind and germinating in the joints. The weeds do not come from underneath the paver (as is commonly thought). Just clean out the weeds occasionally and be careful when doing your gardening so as not to cover any area with topsoil, which also carries the seeds. Sealing your pavers gives added protection from this problem.

How long does concrete last?

Concrete driveways can last a lifetime.

Do you offer concrete in different colours?

Yes we do, however, you should be aware that the colour will fade, usually around the second or third year.

Should I seal my new concrete driveway?

You need only wait 2 weeks before applying a sealer to your new concrete driveway. It is recommended to do so before the winter season.

Should I seal my new asphalt driveway?

You must wait 6 months before applying a sealer to your new asphalt driveway. It is recommended to do so before the winter season.

Do I need to seal the pavers?

No, pavers are extremely durable. Sealing, however, may enhance the colours and prevent staining and weed growth. Allow a minimum of 60-90 days after completion of the installation before sealing. Consult your supplier for recommendations on cleaning and sealing.

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