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Paver Installation

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Installation of Paver Patios, Paver Driveway and Paver Pool Decks

Although professional help is usually recommended, if you are a do-it-yourself home owner, you may be able to tackle this hardscape project on your own!

The first step is planning your paver installation project. Take measurements of the area that you want to lay pavers on. Draw a diagram on paper of the project area, measure out the number of pavers needed from end to end and (depending on the dimensions of the desired paver) sketch your paver pattern.

IMPORTANT Now is the time to make the right design decisions. Make sure to mark out areas that may include special features like paver lights. Paver lights are a great way to enhance the beauty of your landscaping, pathways and driveways at night.

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Next, prepare your paver project area. Stake out an area slightly larger than the area that you are laying pavers on. A string and pole will come in handy. Make sure that you plan to slope the pavers away from your home or building. When you find your starting point, you will want to make sure that you have a 90 degree corner at your starting point. By getting the starting point right, the rest of the pavers will fall in place.

After preparing your project area, you will need to excavate your project area , install the base, install the restraints and put down a bed of sand. Depending on the type of traffic using your project area, you will need to excavate between 7 to 11 inches deep and 12 inches beyond your paver area. Next, tamper the excavated area with a hand tamper or rent a soil compactor. After compacting the ground, fill the area with 5 inches of crushed stone and compact the area again. Continue to layer and compact the crushed stone until you are about three inches from the desired level of the finished grade. After installing your gravel base, use edge restraints around the perimeter of your paver project area to prevent the pavers from rolling or spreading. You can use PVC, aluminum, concrete or pressure-treated wood or precast concrete.

Before you lay your pavers, you will need to lay down about 1 inch of sand. To do this, lay 1 inch strips of wood (6 to 8 inches apart) as railings down the area to be paved. Fill the area with sand just above the railing height and the use a board (2×4 piece of wood) to drag across the top of the railings and to therefore level the sand to the top of the railing. This will create a very level area to place your pavers on.

It’s time to lay the pavers!

If you planned correctly, you should have a perfect 90 degree corner to start laying your pavers in the patterns you have chosen. Starting at your 90º corner, lay the pavers in the pattern that you have chosen.

There are many patterns to choose from:

Work outwards making sure all joints line up in a straight line. Leave a 1/8” space between pavers. You will need a screwdriver and hammer to make adjustments when necessary to keep your pavers in line. As you move towards your edges, you will need a wet saw or a hammer and chisel to cut your pavers to the exact layout.

Finally, it’s time to compact and set your pavers.
Sweep masonry sand over the surface making sure that it seeps in between the pavers and joints. Use the plate compactor to gently tamper the pavers down and to assist in filling the joints with the sand. Repeat this step until all paver joints are filled with masonry sand.

Paver Light Depot is the exclusive distributor of Glass Block Solar LED Paver Lights and can provide the right paver lights for your project! Visit our gallery for great paver light design ideas.

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