At Interlocking Toronto, we prioritize the meticulous compaction of pavers after installation to ensure the longevity and stability of your interlocking surface.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is compaction necessary after laying interlocking pavers?

Compaction is essential to ensure the stability and durability of the interlocking pavers. It helps to securely lock the pavers in place, preventing shifting or sinking over time.

How is compaction carried out?

Compaction is typically done using a plate compactor, which applies pressure evenly across the surface of the pavers. This process helps to compress the sand and interlock the pavers tightly together.

How do I know if compaction is needed?

Compaction is usually necessary after laying interlocking pavers, regardless of the size or complexity of the project. It’s a crucial step in the installation process to ensure long-lasting results.

Can compaction be done manually?

While it’s possible to attempt manual compaction using hand tools, it’s not recommended for large areas or heavy-duty applications. Plate compactors are much more efficient and effective for achieving proper compaction.

How many times should compaction be repeated?

Compaction may need to be repeated multiple times to achieve optimal results, especially if there are uneven areas or gaps between the pavers. Additional sand may also be added between compaction rounds as needed.

What happens if compaction is not done properly?

Improper compaction can lead to various issues such as uneven surfaces, loose pavers, or premature wear and tear. It can also compromise the structural integrity of the interlocking system, resulting in costly repairs down the line.