The granite-like surface appearance make Umbriano a popular choice for sleek, modern projects as a paver or wall product (see U-Cara Multiface Wall System). Its unique mottled surface is achieved with ColorFusion™ Technology which randomly disperses rich color and granite particles to achieve a natural, non-slip texture. These characteristics make it a popular choice for pool decks. As well, Umbriano is factory sealed with EasyClean™, an integral surface protection from stains. This is a significant benefit when Umbriano is used in driveways, outdoor dining areas and high traffic commercial projects.
Umbriano is the ideal pool deck, patio or driveway paver. Umbriano is unaffected by chlorine, salt pool water and is resistant to de-icing salts as well. The clean, sleek and modern lines make it the most contemporary paver available. Umbriano also has Easy Clean™Technology allowing for quick cleanup of food and other dirty spills!
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 coarse 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 1/4” clear open-graded chip stone – (ASTM No. 8) 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. For best appearance and optimal performance,, keep jointing materials approximately 1/8” below the chamfer (bevel edge) of the paver.
Good Option: Ordinary sharp jointing sand in accordance with ASTM C144 or C33. (Common name: Concrete Sand)
Best Option: Any polymeric sand or ordinary concrete sand stabilized by a water-based or solvent-based joint sand stabilizer sealer. Always follow manufacturer’s application specifications and requirements.
HANDLING – Exercise caution when handling this product, as contact between its zero-bevel edges may cause damage. Larger units should be placed mechanically with a vacuum lifter.
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 metal 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.