FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

About Services

Do you provide landscaping services?

We provide landscaping and building materials but we do not provide landscaping services.

Do you provide delivery for building and landscape materials?

Yes, local delivery is available. Please call our store at (408) 274-4922 for details.

Do you provide shipping?

Due to limited resources, we do not provide local (or international) shipping for any of our products in our hardware, rockery or nursery departments.

Do you offer curbside or in-store pick up services?

Due to limited staffing, we do not provide curbside or in-store pick ups at our store.

About Pavers

Can I just install pavers myself?

As long as you prepare your base material, your sand bedding, lay your pavers, and finally sweep sand over the joints until they are filled, you are ready to install mortarless pavers. Be sure to completely cover the joints as to avoid weed-growth between cracks.

Can I use pavers and paving stones over existing concrete?

Yes, you are able to do this. However, installing pavers and paving stones over existing concrete will create a step. Thus, it is recommended that you consider removing the concrete because it might be financially feasible.

About Concrete

Why do I need to cure concrete?

Curing is one of the most vital steps when working with concrete. In order for concrete to settle correctly, a sufficient amount of moisture is needed to allow the cement to harden. This usually takes anywhere from 5 to 7 days. This can be accomplished by soaking with hoses or sprinklers.

What is the correct mix-proportion for cement?

A good rule is to use the “rule of 6s.” This rule is as follows: 6 bags of cement per cubic yard of concrete; no more than 6 gallons of water per bag of cement; and a minimum of 6 days for curing.

We try our best to ensure that all of your questions are answered, thus if you have any questions about your current project please call us at 408-274-4922.

Can I use pavers and paving stones over existing concrete?

Yes, you are able to do this. However, installing pavers and paving stones over existing concrete will create a step. Thus, it is recommended that you consider removing the concrete because it might be financially feasible.

Can’t find the answer to your question? Please call us at (408) 274-4922.
We would be happy to assist you.

Payless Hardware, Rockery, and Nursery

Part of County Building Materials & the ACE Hardware Family

Address: 2927 S. King Rd., San Jose, CA 95122

Call us at (408) 274-4922

Open Daily 7:00AM - 4:00PM

Closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day