Pavers And Retaining Walls In San Jose
Payless Hardware & Rockery is the place to go for patio pavers in the San Jose region. We sell them and install them for homeowners throughout the region. Whether you are looking to begin a DIY project, or you want to update your exterior by having us put in a patio or driveway, we’re just a phone call away. Contact us for an estimate today.
Our Paver and Block Manufacturers
At Payless Hardware & Rockery, we know a paver is only as good as the company that made it. Because of that, we only work with high-quality manufacturers that stand behind their products. When you purchase pavers or stone from us, you can feel good about how you invested your money. Our partners include the following companies:
Block and walls
Feel free to come in and see some examples of the materials we carry, or request some pictures of designs that feature these products. We are always happy to show you what can be done, and how great these materials look in person.
Below you’ll find some questions we get all the time at Payless Hardware & Rockery, along with answers from our expert staff. Please contact us if you don’t see what you’re looking for here.
What are pavers?
Pavers are sections of brick or concrete that are combined to create sidewalks, walkways, and other exterior design features. They can be colored or plain, and they come in a variety of different shapes and sizes.
Why do I need pavers?
Many people enjoy the look of pavers, and they can make a great addition to your outdoor area. Whether you are adding a paver patio or considering driveway pavers, there are many different looks available, unlike plain poured concrete. They can also be added as simple stepping stones in a garden space or leading up to an exterior hose.
What are the benefits of pavers?
Pavers are considered a “high-end” feature, and add interest to your exterior space. They are long-lasting when installed properly, and add value to your home.
What is the installation process?
Installing pavers is a labor-intensive process that requires many steps. You must fully measure and prepare the area, remove grass and plantings, add a base material and compact and level it—and only then can you begin the process of putting the pavers down. Some pavers may need to be cut to fit into your design, and special edging pavers complete the design. Once all the work is finished, you’ll sweep paver sand into the cracks, and compact again to complete.
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 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.