Paver FAQs

Which type of paver is best?

While paving stones and concrete slabs both have their pros and cons, paving stones are significantly more durable.The movement of the earth significantly impacts the longevity of concrete slabs as they’re prone to cracking and splitting if the ground beneath shifts. However,  paving stones are four times as strong as a typical concrete slab, meaning they can handle more weight before cracking. Additionally, paving stones are also slip-resistant, easy and affordable to repair, increasing the resale value of a home. 

How long does the paver installation process take?

Installing paving stone requires a lot more preparation than laying concrete. Therefore, it’s a more labor intensive installation. With a crew of four to five people, a 1,000 sq. ft. project will take roughly five days to complete. Additionally, pavers are ready to use once the installation is completed since there is no curing time like with concrete.

How much will my paver project cost?

Your investment in a paver installation is based on square footage, materials, operations, labor, overhead, and company costs. On average your investment will be around $26,000 to install 1,000 sqft of pavers or about $26/sqft. For projects using higher-end materials, your investment will be around $30,000 or more. Let us know what your project will entail and get a free pricing quote!

What is best to put under pavers?

It’s not recommended to lay pavers down on top of dirt. Instead a Class II Road Base (sub base) should be laid down under pavers. For vehicular areas we recommend six inches of compacted sub base and four inches for the pedestrian areas. One inch of bedding sand should then be laid down over the sub base.

Can pavers be installed over concrete?

Known as an overlay, concrete pavers can be installed over existing poured concrete slabs if they’re in relatively good condition and with proper installation. However, while it can be an affordable option for many homeowners, it’s not recommended, especially for high traffic areas r those that experience a lot of weight like driveways. Because a concrete slab underneath doesn’t allow for any give, pavers are more likely to rock or crack when installed on top.

Can pavers be installed over concrete?

While pavers have a higher up front cost than convert, they tend to cost less over time. Additionally, concrete is far more likely to stain and crack, which can mean higher maintenance and repair costs over time — it’s easier to replace or repair paving stones if damage occurs.

How long will my pavers last?

Pavers generally last 50-100 years or longer. Sequoia Outdoor paving stones come with a manufacturers’ lifetime guarantee against breaking and cracking as well as the option for a two-year labor and installation warranty.

Artificial Grass FAQs

Can I pair artificial turf installation with other services?

Absolutely! Many of our Bay Area customers opt for more than one service to achieve the yard they’re looking for. Browse our projects page to see our pavers, landscape design and outdoor living services in action with artificial grass installation.

What makes Sequoia Outdoor better than other Bay Area artificial turf companies?

Many artificial turf companies buy cheap products and install them without the proper licensure needed to do it right. A cheap product, paired with poor installation practices, can mean a difference of 20 to 30 years when it comes to the longevity of your investment. At Sequoia Outdoor, we use only the highest quality materials and the finest artificial turf installation team to make sure your turf lasts for years to come. 

Company FAQs

What is the difference between in-house crews and subcontractors?

In-house crews are a dying breed due to the overall cost. In order to have in-house crews, companies must own their own equipment (i.e. bobcat, dump trucks, plate compactors, saws, etc.) and each crew member must be covered under the company’s worker’s comp which is extremely expensive. It is not enough just to have worker’s comp listed on your license. 

Many companies hire subcontractors to drive efficiency and lower costs. However, this type of work can often be unreliable and adds an additional communication layer to the project which can often leave the company and clients out of the loop on the project. 

At Sequoia Outdoor, you’ll have your own dedicated project manager to ensure proper oversight resulting in a quality project/outcome from start to completion.

Are the contractors with Sequoia Outdoor Design & Build licensed and bonded?

Yes, not only is Sequoia Outdoor Design & Build Licensed (CA Lic.#1099847), but all contractors we work with are also licensed, bonded, and fully insured. You have double coverage when you go with Sequoia Outdoor Design & Build.

Does Sequoia Outdoor Design & Build have worker’s comp and General Liability Insurance?

Yes, Sequoia Outdoor Design & Build is fully insured. As a company, we hold worker’s compensation insurance, which covers all of our employees. We also carry Professional and General Liability Insurance. All partner contractors also carry worker’s comp and General Liability Insurance.

Do you offer financing options?

Yes, we offer 5 year to 30 year loans via EnerBankUSA, FortiFi, Renovate America, YGrene and Synchrony. Get in touch with our team for more information.

Which Bay Area cities do you serve?

Sequoia Outdoor Design & Build is proud to provide top-of-the-line landscape design and installation services to the residents of San Mateo and Santa Clara County. We’re the Bay Area’s #1 choice for pavers, artificial turf, pergolas, outdoor kitchens and other popular outdoor living projects. We provide services to all of the following cities in the Bay Area:

  • San Mateo
  • Burlingame
  • Millbrae
  • Foster City 
  • Belmont
  • San Carlos
  • Los Altos
  • Menlo Park
  • Atherton 
  • Redwood City
  • Mountain View 
  • Palo Alto 
  • Woodside 
  • Saratoga
  • Hillsborough
  • Portola Valley
  • Los Gatos
  • Campbell
  • San Jose