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What areas do you service?

Here at Treeium, we service Ventura County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, and Orange County.  

What are pavers made out of?

Interlocking concrete and precast concrete pavers are made out of cement and rock materials known as fine and coarse aggregate. The volume of aggregate is modified to determine concrete paver finishes and color pigment is added before concrete pavers are poured into various standard shapes and sizes.

How long do pavers last?

Most paver manufacturers offer a lifetime guarantee for their products. An important factor that allows a pavers installation to last much longer than concrete, is the ease of repair. Should ever have issues with cracked or chipped pavers, you can simply have them replaced without taking away from the function or look of the patio, pool deck, driveway or walkway. Therefore, the longevity and integrity of the installation is significantly higher than that of other hardscape paving materials.

What are the different type of pavers?

Smooth pavers – Pavers have a smooth surface and straight corners. Textured Pavers – have a textured surface that creates a rustic look. Tumbled Pavers – have chiseled corners that provide an antique or distressed broken look.

Why choose pavers over concrete?

Although easy to install, concrete is likely to split and crack, especially in a seismic area such as Southern California. Pavers on the other hand, due to the installation process and their interlocking system, are more flexible and are able to disperse pressure or weight evenly, which helps prevent cracking. Additionally, paving stones come in a variety of shapes, textures, patterns and colors, and offer more design options for your project than concrete slabs.

How do i select the pavers that will make my driveway, patio, pool deck, and walkway stand out?

Every project we do is customized to compliment the style of each individual home. Our design experts will work with you to help you pick the best paver for your home’s design. We can create unique patterns to ensure that your home stands out.

What are tumbled pavers?

Tumbled pavers are standard pavers that have been put through a machine that wears down sharp edges, giving tumbled pavers a more natural and aged look.

What is the difference between natural stone pavers and concrete pavers?

Natural stones are primarily cut from real rock, as opposed to concrete pavers, which are man-made.

What is geotextile? what does it do? is it necessary?

Sometimes called filter fabric, geotextile is made of plastic threads that allow water to pass through them. Geotextile separates and contains the base from the underlying soil subgrade. It allows the base to shed water, and prevents the soil around it from working its way into the base. Without geotextile, the soil will work its way into the base and weaken it. This is a slow process that happens when the soil is saturated with water or during periods of thawing. Geotextile stops this process and extends the life of the base by many years. Geotextile is recommended for use over silt and clay soils and not essential in sandy soils. Geotextile is used primarily for driveways due to the vehicle traffic and weight.

How large is the crew that installs my pavers?

3-5 craftsmen and 1 project manager

How long does it take to install pavers

For an average size driveway, the pavers installation process can take about one week or less.

How are concrete pavers installed?

The crew will check for underground obstacles, excavate and compact subgrade. Next the crew will install the base material, concrete borders, bedding sand, install the pavers and run a compactor over the surface to get sand into the joints and finish by sealing the pavers.

How much does it cost to install pavers?

Pavers installation price is usually calculated per square foot, based on the type of pavers that will be used, installation conditions, and any custom work.

How do i clean concrete pavers?

Concrete pavers should be swept occasionally and may be washed down with water. Special solvents are available for oil stains and pavers can be pressure washed.

How do i remove an oil stain from my concrete pavers?

Specially formulated chemical stain removers are available for your concrete pavers. Sometimes the fastest and easy way is to replace the stained paver

What is the best maintenance method for concrete pavers?

Keep your pavers swept, washed with water from time to time, and fill up any missing joint sand/polymeric sand.

Should i seal concrete pavers?

Sealing is not essential in many applications but it offers many benefits like enhancing colors or gloss and making spills and stains easier to remove. Liquid sealers are applied after the pavers are installed and are cleaned. Once applied, the sealers soak into the concrete and into the joints. The sealer that soaks into the joints helps keep activate the binding agents in the sand and prevents weeds and ants.

Are there disadvantages to sealing?

Since they are a transparent paint-like coating, sealers generally need to be reapplied every three to five years. Use sealers specifically for concrete pavers. More intense use of the pavers and extreme climates often increase the need for re-applying a coat of sealer.

How much weight will my pavers support?

Concrete pavers will typically support the weight of several cars and withstand pressure up to 8000 psi. (Concrete can usually only hold weight up to 1500-2500 psi without cracking.)

What is ICPI?

Founded in 1993, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute is the North American trade association considered by peer associations around the world as the leader in development and dissemination of technical information for design professionals and contractors and engages in a broad range of technical, marketing, educational, government relations and communications activities.

What is the difference between becoming an icpi member and an icpi certified contractor?

Anyone involved in paver installation may make an application to join as a paying member, however, only individuals who have completed a course of study that includes rigorous testing may become an ICPI certified installer. Read more at: http://www.icpi.org/certification.

What is the history of paving stones?

The Romans are credited for having built the world’s first — and longest enduring — cobblestone superhighways that still endure today.

Do pavers add value to my property?

Concrete pavers add timeless appeal to any residential or commercial property, adding tangible value to your home or commercial property

What is the cost of a kitchen remodel?

The first question everyone asks is," How much will this kitchen remodel cost me? ”. Well, when it comes to this topic, we will do our best to clear up any grey areas. The most significant thing you need to know is that each project for kitchen remodeling varies from the next. Depending on a few big items, costs vary. The size of the kitchen is the main factor in price for starters as well as the amount of cabinet and counters. Structural improvements will guarantee a cost fluctuation due to structural improvements.

What is an ADU?

It’s an Accessory Dwelling Unit, an ADU can be built on your existing property which has a large enough space in the backyard regardless of the zoning.

What is the minimum and the maximum building size of an ADU?

For an attached ADU, the maximum build size is either 50% of the square footage of the primary dwelling or 1200 square feet, whichever is less.

The maximum build size for a detached unit or a conversion is 1,200 square feet.

Height restrictions for a ADU.

The maximum ADU height is 25 feet.

What can ADU's be used for?

ADU's can be used for:

Income Property Elderly Care Guest House Office Space Music Studio Art Space Entertainment Area Workout/Yoga Studio

Is parking required for an ADU?

No parking is required for an ADU that meets any of the following criteria:

  1. The ADU is located within .5 mile of a public bus stop or rail station, and the path of travel is publicly accessible.
  2. The ADU is part of or within the primary residence or existing accessory building.
  3. The ADU is on a street that requires on-street parking permits, but the permit has not been offered to the occupant of the ADU.
  4. The ADU is located within one block of where a motor vehicle provides hourly and daily service as part of a regional fleet operated by a public agency or publicly-leased motor-vehicle-sharing organization.
  5. The ADU is located within a historic district listed in the City’s Historic Resources Inventory.
  6. If you convert your garage the parking spaces are no longer required to be replaced. This is in alignment with the new state laws.
Does my solar system require maintenance?

While inferior panels might require upkeep, the panels we consult you toward have no moving parts and require as little as occasionally washing them off with a hose. Some of our panels come complete with advanced monitoring systems so that you, Treeium Energy, and the manufacturer are kept updated on their output. This is how we'll determine if, for instance, there are any shading issues such as a fallen leaf or debris that is causing panels to malfunction. It's also why we suggest you consider Panasonic panels, because their panels are designed with their patented Maxeon-cell technology which significantly reduces shading problems, or any of our other American-made panels.

What kind of remodeling does Treeium do?

We are a general remodeling company that specializes in general remodeling, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, driveway pavers, patio pavers, artificial turf, solar panel installation, home battery back up, and much more. 

How long does remodeling projects last?

Each remodeling project is special and we approach each one differently. Consequently, the answer to this question will be available only after your needs have been evaluated by a green remodeling project manager. Projects for remodeling were as short as a few weeks or as long as months of work to complete. It depends simply on the scope of work involved.

What is HVAC?

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning. Essentially, HVAC refers to the systems that heat your home, cool your home, and the ducting that ensures it's all carried out.

What is Title 24?

This is the name for California's Energy Commission's energy efficiency standards, which have saved Californians billions in reduced electricity bills since 1977. These standards conserve electricity and natural gas and prevent the state from having to build more power plants. The Commission accounts for the savings by using forecasting models for residential and commercial energy consumption. The savings are calculated by determining the energy savings associated with a more efficient building standard or appliance. Savings accumulate over time as older equipment and appliances are replaced with newer, more efficient models and older buildings are retired and replaced with new construction. Many of SolReliable's Green Energy Solutions, such as double- or triple-pane windows and doors, are directly recommended by Title 24.

What will it cost to remodel a bathroom?

Average complete bathroom remodels fall between $13,600 to $18,000 in costs. Low-end remodels typically cost around $10,000 while high-end bathroom remodeling costs around $30,000.

How simple is the home improvement financing process?

Very simple! It simply requires, filling out a form and speaking with our financing specialist to determine which plan would best fit your needs.

Scheduling
How do I Schedule an appointment?

Here at Treeium we offer appointment setting via various options for appointment scheduling - via phone, chat, email, text and online.

Invoicing and payments
How do I pay?

Here at Treeium we offer several payment options, ACH, Wire, Check and Credit Cards. You will be able to transact through our portal as well.

Do you work with one bank?

No we do not, Treeium has multiple financing partners you can choose from in order to taylor the loan to your needs.

How long does the approval process take?

Usually, we can have a decision within minutes!

Do you have any financing promotional programs available at this time?

No, you do not. Here at Treeium, we have in-house financing specialists available who will assist you with the process.

What is my credit score is not great?

No worries.Treeium offers a variety of different programs in which we might be able to find a solution for your home improvement needs.

What types of loans do you offer?

We offer secures, unsecured and well as PACE financing programs.

Do I receive the money/funds?

As the loans are for the construction work only in most cases they are funded directly to Treeium.

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