The unique surface texture and long term performance of Series makes it one of our most popular pavers for public squares, streetscapes and other commercial applications. Natural granite and quartz aggregates throughout its micro-pebbled surface create speckles of color and sparkle which is only enhanced as the product is exposed to outdoor elements over time. This non-slip paver is perfect for residential patios, driveways and walkways and is a popular choice for banding and accents in paver designs, walls and other vertical features. As well, Series is available for walls as part of the U-Cara Multiface Wall System.
The sparkling granite, quartz and feldspar crystals embedded into the surface of Series set it apart from any other paver. With our proprietary EnduraColor™ technology, these non-fading minerals will provide endless performance with a lifetime of beauty and surface resilience.
RECOMMENDED BASE STABILIZATION – one layer of DriveGrid™ stabilization grid between subgrade and base material. Recommended depth 8” to 10” below pavers for maximum stability and performance. Use under Standard Base or Permeable Base.
STANDARD BASE – Min. 6” – 8” of ¾” Crusher Run gravel (any road base standard in accordance with ASTM-D2940) compacted to 98% Standard Proctor Density (SPD).
STANDARD BEDDING COURSE – 1” thick of course sand– in accordance with ASTM-D2940) screeded over base.
ALTERNATIVE PERMEABLE BASE – Min. 6” – 8” of ¾“ clear open-graded stone compacted to achieve full particle lock-up and consolidation. (Clear open-graded does not compact but does consolidate slightly by rattling the particles together.)
ALTERNATIVE PERMEABLE BEDDING COURSE –1” thick of 1/8” clear open-graded chip stone – (ASTM No. 8 or 9) screeded over base.
SPECIAL NOTE: CONCRETE DIRECT OVERLAY –In some areas of the country and in some applications pavers are very successfully placed directly over concrete. Concrete as a base is in itself quite strong, but it can affect the structural integrity of the paver particularly in vehicular applications, where the concrete below is sub-par. The following considerations must be taken into account to insure that the concrete below the surface is ideal:
JOINTING MATERIAL AND JOINT STABILIZATION
All sands must meet ASTM C144 or C33 Specifications.
Good Option: Ordinary sharp jointing sand in accordance with ASTM C144 or C33. (Common name: Concrete Sand)
Best Option: Ordinary concrete sand stabilized by a water-based or solvent-based joint sand stabilizer sealer. Series has a deep texture which may trap sand particles. ALWAYS blow surface off COMPLETELY before stabilizing the sand. Refer to manufacturer’s application specifications and requirements.
HANDLING – This product has no special handling requirements.
EDGE RESTRAINT - Always install an edge restraint around the perimeter of any paver installation not restrained by building structures. Spike- in edge restraints come in plastic and various metals and work well for most applications. A concrete curb or a sub-surface concrete wedge can also be installed to retain the edge.
PAVER COMPACTION - Always use a protective polymer pad on the bottom of your compactor when doing the final compaction of the pavers. An alternative is to use a rubber roller compactor for the final compaction.
CLEANERS – Any cleaner specifically designed for pavers may be used for color restoration or general cleaning. Follow manufacturer’s dilution rates and application procedures. Always test a small area to make sure the results are as expected.