Frequently Asked Questions

Homeowners

Yes, Tremron brick pavers, retaining walls, cleaners, sealers, and other hardscape products are available for purchase by homeowners.

Under Florida's Lien Law, any Supplier supplying material to a jobsite that has not been paid has the right to file a lien against the property.

Using polymeric sand is the optimal method for preventing ants and weeds from forming in between the pavers.

Your Tremron sales representative can assist you in finding a qualified and reputable local professional paver installer for your project.

There are many styles of pavers to choose from. Certain pavers are not designed to be tumbled.

Tremron's Warranty is valid for 25 years or as long as you own your home. The Warranty is valid providing that the product was installed correctly on a properly drained base with clean material. Proof of Purchase is required.

Polymeric sand is a great addition to any paver installation. Polymeric sand can inhibit weed growth, ants and other things that may get lodged in between the joints of your pavers.

Paving slabs generally have larger dimensions than pavers and due to the aspect ratio, are not suitable for vehicular traffic. Paving slabs are better suited for use on backyard patios and pool decks.

Paver Installers & Contractors

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Tremron delivers pavers and hardscape products throughout Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Alabama.

Customers with the capability of hauling heavy loads are able to pick up orders at any of the five Florida and Georgia Tremron plants located in Jacksonville, Arcadia, Miami, Lakeland or Atlanta.

Each cube of brick pavers and retaining wall products weigh approximately 2500-3500 pounds and are too heavy for most standard pickup trucks and trailers.

Retaining Walls can be built up to 4' in height without requiring an engineered installation plan. Retaining walls above 4' can be built according to a stamped engineered plan. The engineer will take into account all the requirements of the installation to prevent the project from failing.

Broken pavers will be covered by warranty from the manufacturer, but generally does not include chipping, splitting, or any other breakage caused by impact abrasion or overloading. The manufacturer only covers replacement of the material and does not cover shipping or re-installation costs. The paver manufacturer specifications for pavers (not including 1 inch paver tiles) shall be ICPI Certified to meet the following requirements set forth in ASTM C 936, Standard Specification for Interlocking Concrete Paving Units.

  1. Minimum compressive strength of 8,000 psi with no individual unit under 7,200 psi
  2. Maximum water absorption of 5% with no unit greater than 7% when tested in accordance with ASTM C140
  3. Freeze-thaw resistance according to CSA A231.2-95

No, only full size pavers should be used in areas for vehicular traffic.

Paver Care & Maintenance

Efflorescence is a natural process that occurs with almost all concrete and masonry products. Pavers exhibiting signs of efflorescence are NOT defective and since efflorescence is a natural process it is not covered under warranty.

Efflorescence is created when the calcium oxide naturally found in the cement mixes with water to form calcium hydroxide and then is leached to the surface of the paver where it comes in contact with the carbon dioxide in the air and then forms calcium carbonate which forms the white, chalky residue referred to as efflorescence.

Eventually efflorescence will disappear on its own, but if you wish to hasten the process then use an Efflorescence Cleaner

Applying bleach to a paver job is not recommended. Common dish soap can be used in conjunction with a light pressure wash.

No, muriatic acid will damage the surface of the pavers and cause pitting to appear.

Over time all pavers will begin to fade if left unsealed. Sealing your pavers with a Paver Sealer after the natural process of efflorescence is complete will provide a barrier of protection against UV rays and harsh climate.

Use Paint, Tar, and Rubber Remover to remove tire marks from pavers.

Use Professional Grade Oil and Grease Cleaner to remove oil and grease stains from pavers.

Sealing your pavers will help prevent oil stains and tire marks and make them easier to remove in the future.

It is not necessary to seal the pavers. Sealing does however retard fading the color of the pavers and provides a measure of protection from some stains. Before sealing, pavers must be clean and dry. It is recommended that you wait at least 30-60 days after installation before sealing. Once sealed, you will need to reseal approximately every three to five years.

The frequency of sealing pavers depends on the type of sealer used. Make sure you follow the guidelines of the sealer manufacturer. Sealing a paver project too soon between intervals can cause discolored pavers.

There are certain types of sealers that can be applied instantly to a paver job. We do recommend waiting 30-60 days after a paver job has been installed to apply sealer.

Applying bleach to a paver job is not recommended. Common dish soap can be used in conjunction with a light pressure wash.