Bahler Brothers Blog

How can I Fix a Broken Pipe Under My Paver Pool Patio?

Posted by Steve Bahler on Wed, Mar 05, 2014 @ 02:01 PM

Patio repairs are less complicated with a paver patio.

Have you ever had to make repairs under a patio or walkway? There are many utilities and other underground obstructions that can affect either one:

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Topics: Fire Pit, Patio, Concrete Paver Maintenance, Paver Installation, Problems and Solutions for Pavers, Paver Comparison, Pool Patio, Stamped Concrete, Poured Concrete, Reinstallation, Patio Repairs

Exposed Aggregate Concrete vs. Pavers

Posted by Jen Kloter on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 @ 11:03 AM

EXPOSED AGGREGATE CONCRETE

Exposed aggregate is a term that describes one way to dress or finish poured-in-place concrete. They literally will pour the concrete from a mixer truck, trowel it and then let it set up just a little bit. They then take an acid and wash off the top cream of the cement, exposing the rock and minerals they’ve added to the mix (the aggregate).

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Topics: Paver Installation, Problems and Solutions for Pavers, Paver Comparison

Paver Driveway: Customer Journal

Posted by Amanda Bahler on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 @ 09:42 AM

Driveway, walk, front steps, drainage, and grading project.

Completed June 18-22, 2012

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Topics: Techo-Bloc, Paver Installation, Choosing a Contractor, Driveways, Problems and Solutions for Pavers, Paver Comparison

The Top 7 Problems and Solutions for Interlocking Concrete Pavers

Posted by Tom Bahler on Sat, Mar 03, 2012 @ 12:25 PM

Over the 27 years that Bahler Brothers has been in the paver installation business, we have seen pretty much anything that can go wrong, and have learned from those experiences. This article lists the top 7 problems that we find with interlocking concrete pavers installations and the solutions that we have found to work best for the climate we have here in Connecticut.

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Topics: Concrete Paver Maintenance, Paver Installation, Problems and Solutions for Pavers

What is the white stuff on my pavers and retaining walls?

Posted by Brad Wiegand on Wed, Feb 01, 2012 @ 09:40 AM

The concrete industry calls it Efflorescence. It is a natural byproduct of the concrete manufacturing process.

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Topics: Retaining Wall, Concrete Paver Maintenance, Problems and Solutions for Pavers

What is Polymer Sand for Pavers?

Posted by Jen Kloter on Tue, Dec 06, 2011 @ 12:24 PM

Have you ever seen a paver patio that had weeds or moss growing in the joints? How about areas with a lot of ant hills following the paver joints? Or entire sections of a paver area that had no sand in the joints whatsoever - because it had all washed out? These are all things we have seen, and they're maybe the reason you haven't wanted pavers. And yet... you really like the look of a beautiful stone patio or driveway with an accenting border - it's just gorgeous. There's hope. Pavers no longer have to be such an eyesore or so much maintenance. We can now use polymeric sand (or poly sand, as we like to call it).

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Topics: Paver Installation, Problems and Solutions for Pavers, Polymer Sand

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