Gardens of the Carolinas
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Gardens of the Carolinas is proud to offer a variety of paving services. We have been providing asphalt paving, brick pavers, interlocking concrete pavers, and poured concrete surfaces since 1981. There are several reasons to consider asphalt paving- it is a very cost efficient approach that has a dark rich color when finished. Adding or altering an asphalt drive is a much simpler process than with a concrete drive. In most cases installing an asphalt drive involves establishing a properly compacted sub grade, installing and compacting 4-6 inches of ABC (stone and granite screenings mixed), and then installing 2” of I-2 asphalt, normally rolled to 1 ½” thickness. With good back fill and periodic sealing an asphalt surface will last many years.

Brick and interlocking concrete pavers are done in a very similar fashion with the sub grade compaction and ABC installed as the 1st steps. We install a thin bed of granite screenings and 30 pound builders felt next. This insures there will not be weeds in the paving surface. We will install a masonry course (paver and mortar) border or use a steel edging product to assure that there will not be any lateral movement. A variety of patterns using more than one product may be laid with striping, inlays, circle patterns and border courses. A fine white sand or polymeric sand is swept into the joints to complete the installation.

Concrete PavingA common paving material is concrete. Concrete paving is offered for driveway paving, walkways and other landscaped areas. We consistently install on compacted sub grade with a 4” thick pour of 3000 psi (pounds per square inch) concrete. We like to picture frame all control joints, which are spaced about 12 feet on center throughout the pour. A broom finish is applied within the picture framed jointing to complete the finished surface and detailed look. As additional enhancing options we offer a variety of dye applications with color hardeners and release agents, as well as stamped patterns within the concrete. Finally, there are sealing techniques that will protect your new paving, allowing a properly installed concrete surface to potentially last for several decades.