The ADI Pavement team has extensive experience in hardscape design and construction projects such as paver systems and retaining walls. We oversee every project carefully, from design to installation. You’ll find a brief description of our hardscape services below.
A concrete paver is a diverse building material that can be used for surfaces such as driveways, patios, and roads. Pavers come in a variety of styles, colors, and textures, and can be installed quickly and easily. Pavers are highly-durable and can withstand extreme weather without severe damage.
To install pavers, first the team will outline the surface area to be paved. After determining the height of the surface and stone, the site will be excavated, and the soil tamped to the specified height. When tamping is complete, a weed barrier to prevent plants from growing through any cracks will be laid down, and then covered with gravel and sand. After smoothing the top layer of sand and lining the area with landscape edging, the pavers will be laid in their specified design.
When properly maintained with consistent weeding and sweeping, paver systems can last for decades. Due to their individual parts, paver repairs are very simple, and only require replacing the damaged block with a new one insteading of having to replace or repair an entire surface.
Pervious Paver Systems
For areas with high water levels, pervious paver systems are great for managing runoff. Pervious pavers are very similar to regular pavers, with the exception of being constructed from pervious concrete instead of traditional concrete. Pervious concrete has a honeycomb structure that allows water to soak through the concrete and into the ground, instead of sitting on top and creating runoff. Because they drain naturally, pervious pavers can eliminate the need for other water management measures such as retention ponds.
Segmental Retaining Walls
Segmental retaining walls, built with interlocking concrete blocks, are used to stabilize areas prone to slump and erosion or to create grade changes. Walls can widen an area otherwise limited by slopes, such as roads. Retaining walls also allow for drainage of stormwater and are flexible enough to withstand minor earthquakes without damage. Retaining walls are held to strict building codes, and ADI Pavement has the expertise needed to design and construct safe, durable walls that meet all local codes. We begin by creating a design and outlining a budget, then draw up a formal proposal that includes any necessary permits. For walls over 47” tall, we include a cross section or engineered drawing approved by a geo-techincal engineer.
Besides being useful from a construction standpoint, retaining walls can also be aesthetically pleasing additions to commercial or industrial spaces. The blocks used for segmented retaining walls are available in a myriad of designs, colors, textures, and styles.