Ace Hardware
  • Hardware/Rockery (408) 274-4922
  • Nursery/Sod (408) 274-7815

2927 S King Rd San Jose, CA 95122
OPEN EVERY DAY 7AM - 6PM
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is natural stone?

Natural stone includes any number of products quarried from the other. These stones include granite, marble, limestone, travertine, slate, quartzite, sandstone, and more.

What is Cultured Stone?

Cultured Stone is a brand name for a line of manufactured stone products. Cultured Stone produces manufactured stones that are lightweight, thus making installation easy.

Can I just install pavers myself?

As long as you prepare your base material, your sand bedding, lay your pavers, and finally sweep sand over the joints until they are filled, you are ready to install mortarless pavers. Be sure to completely cover the joints as to avoid weed-growth between cracks.

Can I use pavers and paving stones over existing concrete?

Yes, you are able to do this. However, installing pavers and paving stones over existing concrete will create a step. Thus, it is recommended that you consider removing the concrete because it might be financially feasible.

Why is mulching important?

The benefits of mulching include weed suppression, soil temperature stabilization, moisture conservation, and a reduction in soil erosion.

What does it mean to "cure" concrete?

Curing is one of the most vital steps when working with concrete. In order for concrete to settle correctly, a sufficient amount of moisture is needed to allow the cement to harden. This usually takes anywhere from 5 to 7 days. This can be accomplished by soaking with hoses or sprinklers.

What is the correct mix-proportion for cement?

A good rule is to use the "rule of 6s." This rule is as follows: 6 bags of cement per cubic yard of concrete; no more than 6 gallons of water per bag of cement; and a minimum of 6 days for curing.

We try our best to ensure that all of your questions are answered, thus if you have any questions about your current project please call us at (408) 274-4922.