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Perma paver edging Frequently Asked Questions

We have went to great lengths to provide a great product and process that offers great results. We have assembled some of our most frequently asked questions to help you get started using Perma Paver Edging as soon as possible. Start Your Next Project With PERMA PAVER EDGING!

If your questions are not answered below, feel free to contact your local Perma Paver Edging dealer or send us an email info@permapaveredging.com.

HOW DOES PERMA PAVER EDGING WORK?

Crushed subbase applications - with a proper sub base installed 6-8" beyond the pavers edge. The wedge shape of the Perma Paver Edging installation will block in your base (sand or screenings) and will flex and float with your subbase. It will not work independently like plastic edging and spikes.

Permeable base applications - most permeable projects require a special time consuming edging that is not practical. Spikes will not hold in a permeable subbase. Perma Paver Edging can be applied, finger tucked (if needed) just under the pavers, then hand troweled to the wedge shape for a successful edge on permeable base projects. Please call 1.844.4.edging or email info@permapaveredging.com with any questions.

HOW DOES PERMA PAVER EDGING COMPARE IN COST TO TRADITIONAL EDGING?

Perma Paver Edging is comparable in pricing to plastic edging and spikes. In most cases, Perma Paver Edging is less expensive. However, Perma Paver Edging will save you money in installation as Perma Paver Edging is much faster to install than plastic edging. See your local dealer pricing or check out our dealer locator.

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HOW IS PERMA PAVER EDGING DIFFERENT FROM CONCRETE OR MORTAR?

Perma Paver Edging is 40% more permeable and over 700% more flexible than conrete. It was engineered specifically to be used as paver edging. Portland cement is the only ingredient that is the same. Perma Paver Edging uses non-pourous aggregates (sand and gravel) so the aggregate will not absofb or retain water like the limestone aggregates found in most concretes and mortars which retain water like a sponge greatly increasing the chance of failure. Perma Paver Edging uses a proprietary blend of additives to make Perma Paver Edging much more permeable than concrete or mortar; allowing water to pass through to avoid freezing in cold climates and not retain moisture in humid warm climates. Perma Paver Edging also contains high strength fibers to prevent separation cracks.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INSTALL PERMA PAVER EDGING?

In most cases, Perma Paver Edging cuts your labor time by 75% or better compared to plastic installations. From mixing to installation, 50ft. of Perma Paver Edging can be installed in 3-5 minutes in most cases.

WHAT TYPE OF PAVER BASE CAN PERMA PAVER EDGING BE INSTALLED ON?

WHEN CAN I COMPACT THE PAVERS WHEN USING PERMA PAVER EDGING?

You can compact your pavers immediately after installing Perma Paver Edging. We recommend compacting within 4 hours of installing Perma Paver Edging. It can be compacted later and has been proven to have no issues (even after Perma Paver Edging is fully dried), but it is not recommended.

HOW HIGH UP ON THE PAVERS SHOULD I INSTALL PERMA PAVER EDGING?

WHEN CAN I FINE GRADE OR MULCH MY PAVERS EDGE AFTER INSTALLING PERMA PAVER EDGING?

You can fine grade or mulch around the pavers edge immediately after your Perma Paver Edging is installed.

CAN I INSTALL PERMA PAVER EDGING WHILE IT IS RAINING?

Yes, Perma Paver Edging can be installed under wet conditions. We don't recommend if severe weather is in the forecast (heavy or gushing rainfall), but a light to medium rain will not alter Perma Paver Edgings performance.

CAN I INSTALL PERMA PAVER EDGING IN COLD WEATHER?

Yes, Perma Paver Edging can be installed in cold weather. If the temperatures are at freezing or just above, we suggest fine grading with soil or mulch to hold in the ground heat. If it is below freezing, we suggest that you cover the edge with tarps or insulation tarps (if below 30 degrees F).