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"...Moderna specializes in the installation of interlocking concrete pavers for driveways, walkways, pool decks, patios, and entry features. Services include; design and project planning, demolition and removal of existing surface, excavating and site preparation, site leveling and grading, drainage routing and installation, interlocking concrete paver and slab pavement installation, clean-up and landscape finishing, sealing, cleaning, maintenance and repair..." Read More

Moderna Pavers of Jacksonville has been designing and creating beautiful brick paver and retaining wall projects in Jacksonville backyards for many years.  They also specialize in brick paver driveways and other large scale projects with an all in-house approach and impressive equipment array.  You can visit the Moderna Pavers website for more information and photos showcasing their work. 

Monday
Oct062008

Arbel Collection from Belgard

The new Arbel collection from Belgard is now available in Jacksonville.  Arbel captures the elegant appearance of natural stone. Available in a range of earthen color blends, it features an irregular base shape, with the expansive range of unique textures and patterns that mimic natural flagstone.

 All of these elements combine beautifully for a soft, natural appearance that will please your eyes and impress your guests for many years to come. 

The Arbel is one of two new paver lines have been added to the Belgard collection: Urbana and Arbel.  The interlocking pavers can be laid in a variety of patterns. Featuring the look of a natural flagstone, the Arbel paver comes in one interlocking shape in multiple face designs and color blends to give the installation a multi-piece, random appearance.  The Arbel can be bordered with a traditional 4 x 8 paver or other complementary soldier course or left natural with the cobble edges exposed.

Moderna Pavers of Jacksonville has installed several projects with the new Arbel stone including a large display featuring the new pavers at the Oldcastle manufacturing plant in Jacksonville. 

The new display is open to the public and can be visited during office hours at 5995 Soutel Drive, Jacksonville FL 32219.

Tuesday
Sep162008

New Brick Paver Driveway in Jacksonville

A driveway is the first thing you and your visitors see from the street, so it’s an opportunity to make a lasting first impression. With a reasonable investment into brick pavers you can give your home curb appeal with a driveway that compliments your home and yard. An attractive driveway can add value to your home much the same way a bathroom or kitchen makeover does. Experts say that curb appeal can be one of the most valuable improvements for a high investment return.

With a new advanced system, Moderna can replace your concrete driveway with beautiful brick pavers in 1 to 3 days! This project is a large circle drive with a back patio, on the south side of Jacksonville in the Deercreek subdivision. The project was completed in 3 days, start to finish, leaving no mess behind. This new system does not utilize the old roll-off style dumpsters that are unsafe, unsightly, and dangerous to the community. Moderna can have your old driveway removed in 2 to 3 hours, before the neighbors even get home from work.

Brick paver drives are increasingly popular, and a smart choice for homeowners. "Most people don't realize that they can get real brick pavers for about a 35% higher investment than some stampcrete, or painted on brick applications, and about 20% more than plain concrete" Says Moderna Paver's lead estimator.

To compliment new and existing homes, local Jacksonville concrete paver manufacturers have added many new driveway paving colors, shapes and styles. There are more than 35 colors to choose from in 19 different shapes with multiple layout patterns just in the Jacksonville market - an almost endless brick paver driveway material selection. It's no longer just a limited choice between concrete or asphalt. Interlocking pavers are growing in popularity for all sorts of driveway paving applications, many of the newer communities in Northeast Florida are brick paver standard.

 

Friday
Sep122008

Choosing Your Brick Paver Color Size and Shape

Trying to choose the right color and style for your new brick paver project? Many questions may arise- what colors are available? What shape should I choose? Should I use a multiple colors or a color blend? Many considerations should be given when selecting a paver. Here we will share the many colors, sizes, shapes, on the market in Jacksonville today. This article is a general, overall foundation in helping you make your decision. Always look at several options at your home or business, and choose directly from a sample of the actual paver, not photos or catalogs- although they may get you close and rule most out.

Color is one largest obstacle to overcome when finalizing your plans for your new pavers. Unlike paint or landscaping, you will more than likely live with the color of your pavers for many years. This is a big decision, but with the right planning and a little research you can make the best decision. On our color chart page you can start with narrowing down that overall range of colors you want to be within. Generally, I like to pick out one of the colors of the roofing, and maybe one of the trim colors for some harmony with blended pavers. Pavers a couple of shades lighter than the color of the house or building do not compete for attention. You may decide to avoid monotony by combining two colors of paver or choosing a color blend. Overall, a darker color will help your home blend in with the landscape making your landscaped garden look larger, whereas a light color will accentuate and bring the house forward.

Although brick pavers are much less porous than standard flat concrete and tend to absorb stains less, I also warn that from a cleanliness standpoint- a darker color or a color with a darker blend will require much less cleaning from overhead foliage and tire turn marks. You should also take your irrigation water quality into consideration. If you tend to have more iron and rust staining, an earth toned paver may be best to resist the look of staining.

Also keep in mind, seemingly small details can greatly influence your home's exterior. For larger driveways a subtle color contrasting border or edge course of pavers may be an interesting detail. Sometimes changing the pattern can accentuate certain areas, or indicate a change in the flow, drawing you from one area to another. Circles are nice as a focal point in the center of a driveway or patio.

A general rule of thumb for patterns and sizes of pavers is to use smaller pavers for smaller areas and for larger driveways and courtyards there are opportunities for the larger shape formats. Ribbons or bands running through a large paver pattern often add a nice touch.

Visit the resource centers page for information and directions to Jacksonville’s paver display areas.