Northern Lights pavers are engineered to handle the freeze/thaw that occurs in changing climates. If they are properly installed, the pavers will remain adaptable, level and stable for years to come. These pavers are nearly twice as strong as poured concrete, having a minimum compressive strength of 8,500 psi and a water absorption of less than 5 %.
We use a minimum of 20% recycled glass or granite in our products.
These pavers are very versatile and can be used for many projects. Some examples include: patios, pool decks, trails and streetscapes.
Our standard pavers come in 1’x1’, 1’x2’ and 2’x2’, however we can custom make any size or shape to meet your specifications.
Yes, our products are manufactured with a process that creates a complete pigmentation throughout the entire paver. As a result, the color will not fade over time.
Yes, the recycled material is embedded throughout the entire product.
We handcraft our products using a wet casting process, which provides a more natural look resulting in a better finish then dry cast stamped pavers. This process allows us to customize any shape, form or size using a customizable mix to meet your projects criteria.
Sealing pavers is and individual preference. Whether you choose to seal them or not, it will not compromise the quality of the product.
Sealing enhances the color and make the product more stain resistant and easier to keep clean. Typically, sealers need to be reapplied every 3-5 years. We recommend using a soybean based sealer for a safer more sustainable approach. This sealer can be applied at point of purchase and reordered from Northern Lights Concrete for future applications.
Yes, we offer a variety of glass/granite color combinations, concrete colors, shapes, size, and percentage of glass and granite to fit your specific project requirements. No job is too big!
We recommend that you do your own research by asking for referrals and visiting job sites that contractors have previously completed.
There are multiple sub-base options that can be used. They include: a standard stone/sand base, a concrete base underneath with pavers set in sand, a thin set or mortar set. To set the pavers, we recommend using a standard stone base with a layer of polymeric sand. With the proper stone base, the pavers will give you years of use with little or no maintenance. The polymeric sand helps lock the pavers in place and will flex with freeze thaw cycles instead of possibly cracking like some mortar based applications.
No, the glass and granite are mixed throughout the concrete mixture bonding it firmly into place.
No, the pavers have an etched finish to expose the granite and glass and insures the pavers pass all ADA federal requirements for slip resistance.
Yes, the pavers have passed all freeze/thaw tests performed by engineers at BASF.