What is flatwork? Flatwork is commonly used as a blanket term for anything that is a flat form of construction. The services included in this type of installation are more frequently discussed as pavers, slabs, sidewalks, patios, or driveways.
Your driveway is by far your most important area of flatwork due to its constant use of heavy loads. When we see cracks in driveways we know that something wasn’t done right underneath. Our slabs are supported by compacted earth and gravel base which sometimes need to have drip systems installed. Our expert team determines location success rates of your potential driveway due to soil moisture and may or may not recommend drainage paths to avoid soil voids beneath your driveway which inevitably cracks under normal life usage.
Pavers have become the most popular alternative to concrete flatwork often due to possible variety and styles, but more importantly due to its added strength under tension by an impressive amount. Your average concrete driveway can withstand 2,500 PSI whereas paver stones can withstand 8,000 PSI. The underlayment preparation is vital and designed to withstand temperature fluctuations and ground movement in addition to water drainage that the joints will provide.
When looking to add to the curb appeal for your home, pavers will be recommended every time. The variety exists in texture, size, shapes, styles, patterns and now even colors. Color is long lasting because it is actually embedded throughout the stone whereas a concrete colored is merely surface based and can wear down quickly. The most popular choices of paver stone include slate, granite, travertine or sandstone.