The edges of some newly installed (end of August) pavers are damp most
of the time, even those that are under a ceiling and protected from
rain. My guess is that the sand between the pavers is wicking up
moisture from the clay soil below the stone dust bedding layer. My
concern is damage that might occur when winter temperatures (central New
Jersey) drop below freezing for prolonged periods. Am I worried needlessly?
Yes, they are true concrete pavers, Cambridge brand. Maybe I overworry,
since there will be rainy days in the winter followed by freezing nights
and freezing days. So they should be able to withstand the cold. But it
certainly isn't attractive looking at the wet edges, regardless of
whether it's winter or summer.
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