TIP TWO: Our Top 7 Tips for Designing and Building a Concrete Paver Driveway

TIP TWO: Our Top 7 Tips for Designing and Building a Concrete Paver Driveway

Considering a makeover, making space for guests, or planning ahead for a house full of new drivers? This week, we'll give you a few basic questions you can ask yourself that will help you figure out the general size and layout of your future driveway!

Our Top 7 Tips for Designing and Building a Concrete Paver Driveway: Tip One

Our Top 7 Tips for Designing and Building a Concrete Paver Driveway: Tip One

Thinking about upgrading your cracked, old driveway with paving stones? You can't just hire any old handyman for that; you want a reliable and seasoned professional. Tip #1: Know the RULES before you start!

What is a Permeable Paver Driveway... and Why do I want one?

What is a Permeable Paver Driveway... and Why do I want one?

Permeable paver driveways are not just beautiful... they are more environmentally friendly than asphalt or concrete. There are two BIG reasons why using a permeable paver for your new driveway may be the best option for you…

What are the Keys to a Luxury Poolscape Design?

What are the Keys to a Luxury Poolscape Design?

With spring quickly approaching, it's a great time to plan that perfect, luxurious poolscape. But... where do you start? We're here to let you in on some tips and tricks from our professional design team!

Our Top Three Recommendations for Large Format Paver Driveways

Our Top Three Recommendations for Large Format Paver Driveways

How do you pick the stone that will best accent your driveway? Making a choice can feel overwhelming! Look no further—we're here to simplify your decision with our helpful top three recommendations. 

Learn how to upgrade your Patio area with Brick Pavers and Edgers


Renovating your pool deck area can be an exhausting task! But with the expertise of American Paving Design, we can make any additions or alterations to your backyard area, quickly and professionally. 


PAVER CHALLENGE: For this paver project in Bluffton, the client wanted a design that would allow for us to put brick pavers around her entire existing pool deck area. 

OUR CUSTOM DESIGN: Our design team created an area that included: the addition of steps, edging and pavers to the surrounding, existing pool deck.  

This client, wanted to use a paver material that would compliment her home.  So, we used a large format brick paver from Tremron, called Mega Olde Towne.  This paver creates a dynamic presence and helped the client accentuate her already large pool deck area.  On the edging on the patio area, we used a Sierra edger that aligned with her flower beds that highlighted her beautiful floral expression.  

American Paving Design prides itself on trying to convey the clients wants and the design eye of the Sales Representative.   If you want to have your pool deck area upgraded, contact us today!

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Design your Driveway Installation using Large Format Brick Pavers

This Hilton Head client was tired of expensive patches for her concrete driveway that didn't match or last. 

When this Hilton Head client called American Paving Design she was interested in how we could transform her concrete driveway to a paver driveway. Originally, she had a concrete driveway was that was cracked in many places.  When she had it repaired in the past the patches didn't match and were very expensive. She also lives very close to the marsh in Sea Pines and often water would rush up her driveway on king tides.

How did we help solve the cracked concrete driveway?

As a result of the king tides and water issues, our paver team knew that proper pitch, drainage and permeability were very important to her. The client didn't want the new paver driveway tolook busy so we decided to install a large format brick paver in a random pattern to give the client the relaxed look she was looking for.  Our paver design team agreed to change some of the old elevations of the concrete driveway to help with the possible future water issues.

New Paver Driveway

In the end American Paving Design solved two major driveway issues for this client. She now has a paver driveway that is extremely easy to repair and allows for proper drainage to eliminate the standing water problem she once had.

Keep scrolling to see before and after images of this paver driveway project or click here to for even more paver inspiration!



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This Paver Driveway Details:

  • Paver Used: Tremron Pavers
  • Paver Size: 3pc- Mega Olde Towne
  • Paver Color: Sierra
  • Paver Project Location: Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island


Using Brick Pavers to Design and Remodel your Pool Deck space

Transform a Pool Area with a Stunning Paver Pool Deck.

Located in the prestigious Long Cove area of Hilton Head, American Paving Design recently completed an upgraded pool renovation on this home. 


Typically with pool remodel projects, we install remodel coping throughout the entire pool deck edge. We also upgraded thin paver overlay on their current surface, using Tremron, Sand Dune, 1” brick pavers.  The 1” brick pavers worked perfectly for overlaying existing areas - suitable for this type of application. 

This client wanted American Paving Design to solve their issue of their unflattering and cracking prior pool deck, move and haul away old outdoor kitchen and accessories, and replace all gas and electrical connections. 

From our years of experience we have learned that it is very important when doing a pool deck remodel to focus on the correct pool edge coping, paver size and transitional areas.  Pool deck remodels and renovations are perfect for the homeowner who does not want to rip out their current pool deck surface, but also wants to create and highlight a new and improved area, including solving drainage issues and smoothing out uneven surfaces.   


Using Brick Pavers Prevented the Need to Remove The Old Pool Deck.

The client called out company interested in a pool deck renovation.  His major fear with this project was the current pool deck had to be removed in order to complete the finished look he desired.  When our team met with the client we explained the option he had of leaving is current pool deck in place and overlay the surface with 1” Brick paver or commonly called thin pavers. We told the client in order for this pool remodel to be successful we needed to make a smooth transition from the pool deck edge to the new elevation of the 1’ brick pavers. The product that does this job is called remodel coping. Remodel coping is a L shaped material made out of the same material the thin pavers are, that is design to sit on top of the tile and on top of the pool deck. This product serves two purposes.  One is to hide the face of the old deck above the tile and the other is to raise the to meet the 1” Brick pavers. When remodel coping and thin pavers are installed correctly on pool deck you won’t be able to tell that the old pool deck surface is under the new pool deck. When we explained the install process he was concerned with leaving the old material under the deck and asked what happened if the under deck cracked in the future. We eased the customers concerns with explaining how the old surface is covered with a thin layer of sand and not adhered to the old decking surface. So essentially this new 1” brick paver is floating on top of the new deck.  If the deck were to crack, which typically does not happen, we could easily remove a small section of thin pavers, repair the under decking, and install the pavers back very easily. 


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This Paver Pool Deck Details:

  • Paver: Tremron Old Towne 30mm

  • Field:  3-piece

  • Color: Sand Dune

  • Pattern: Random

  • Paver Project Location: Long Cove, Hilton Head Island


Benefits to Upgrading your Concrete Driveway to Brick Pavers

Do you want to have your old concrete driveway upgraded to a new paver driveway?

If you are tired of your old, cracked concrete driveway perhaps it is time to think about American Paving Design installing a new beautiful brick paver driveway! With the durability, easy maintenance and beautiful allure of a new paver driveway, we can easily upgrade your existing driveway in a week!

Why should YOU consider a paver driveway?

With a comparable cost to concrete and low upkeep, American Paving Design specializes in transforming your driveway quickly and efficiently.  Take a look at this Bluffton, South Carolina client! Within one week, we were able to take out the existing, old concrete, design the new walkway and driveway and install the Tremron pavers. Using the Sierra, 3pc paver, Tremron’s top color and size, this homeowner now has a even, beautiful Driveway that is the talk of the street!

This client wanted the ability to have a smooth surface without the hazards of uneven edges that often come from concrete driveways.  Let American Paving Design come out measure and design your next paver driveway project. No need to install bland concrete, when you can install brick pavers!

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This Paver Driveway Details:

  • Paver Used: Tremron Pavers
  • Paver Size: 3pc
  • Paver Color: Sierra
  • Paver Project Location: Bluffton, SC


Why should you add pavers to your home? Look below!

We are often asked why homeowners should think about adding pavers to their home and here's what we say:

Pavers offer:  Longevity. Durability. Aesthetics

With the ever growing strength and easy maintenance that pavers deliver, it is no wonder why people are choosing pavers over concrete. With a variety of styles, colors and sizes, pavers offer a look of beauty that concrete never can! Don't settle for boring concrete - call us and we can help you discover the creativity pavers can add to your home!

So, check out a few of our recent paver projects below or click here to for even more paver inspiration!


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Bluffton Winter Weather & Our Pavers

Paver Projects in the Snow!

We loved our LowCountry Winter Wonderland weather this past week. Take a look at one of our paver projects covered in snow! 

If you have a paver project picture from the past week please share by commenting below!

Now is the time to remodel your pool deck!

Winter Pool Deck Remodeling

It may be a lot cooler outside but now that Fall is almost officially over you may be surprised to know that this is a great time to REMODEL your pool deck area. Here are a few reasons why it's a great time to create your backyard resort!. 

1. A winter pool remodel may minimize the amount of time you lose enjoying your backyard oasis!

Even if you have an outdoor spa, you probably are using your outdoor pool deck area much less during the winter. So, while you construction overhaul is in full effect, you won't be able to use it. However, if you aren't in it anyway it's the ideal time to take it out of commission for a outdoor face lift!

2. A winter make-over means your updated pool deck will be ready in time for spring!

It may seem obvious but if you want to be able to enjoy your new pool deck when warm weather hits now is the perfect time to get your project going. 

3. A winter project minimizes impact on your backyard landscaping - AND in the end will make it look even better!

While minor updates will disturb landscaping, jobs that include crews and machinery may impact surrounding greenery. That's where American Paving Design's expertise comes into play! Our crews are highly trained and can work seamlessly to ensure that your landscaping remains in tact throughout your pool deck renovations. 

With these benefits in mind, plan ahead. While other pool owners are focused on holiday shopping, book a contractor to start your pool overhaul. Whether you choose natural stone or pavers, you can beat the spring-time pool remodel rush, get a jump start on swim season, and maximize your family’s days of sun-splashed, backyard fun!

Call us Today. 843-706-7283.

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Garden Retaining Wall with a Twist | Savannah GA


A Garden Retaining Wall with a Twist

Here is a beautiful outdoor living project we did for a homeowner in Savannah, GA.  It includes a twist on the idea of a garden retaining wall, for one of its retaining walls is the garden.  It has flower beds built right into it.   Another wall creates a nice space for a flower bed next to the home, and a final one serves as a patio border and offers seating for a large fire pit.

Paver Stones Used

For the paver patio, we used Mega Olde Towne pavers from Tremron to give this project a dramatic, European look.  Tremron’s Stonegate wall and cap blocks compliment the Mega Olde Towne pavers with their classic, aged appearance.  As you can see from the slideshow below, the paving stones used in this project come together for an old Savannah feel ideal for an upscale waterfront home.

3-D Landscape Design Tool

The slideshow photos also allow you to see American Paving Design’s 3-D design tool in action.  With this tool, we created a digital design for our clients so that they could see exactly where the project elements would fit on their property and how everything would look.  If you have some ideas about what you might like to do with your backyard but aren’t sure exactly how your ideas would actually work in the space you have, our free 3-D landscape design is the solution for you!

Don’t Wait!  Beat the Spring Rush Now!

As the weather warms up, Lowcountry homeowners start thinking about their outdoor spaces again.  If you have some good ideas that you have been meaning to get around to, now is the time to act.  Call us today to set up a totally free, no obligation consultation.  This way, you can get on our schedule before the Spring rush really heats up.  We would love to help you make your outdoor living dreams a reality.