How To Install Pavers
Your outdoor spaces can be dramatically improved by installing patio pavers. A paved outdoor area can sustain high foot traffic and requires little upkeep, and you can choose pavers made of stone, brick, travertine, or concrete for your patio. Additionally, they make an excellent alternative for your walkways, pool deck, or other outside areas.
Steps To Install Pavers
Pavers are a gorgeous and practical addition to any yard or landscape and this guide will show you how to install them.
Create A Layout
A minor slope should be present where pavers will be placed so that water can drain off it. Pits will eventually form due to pooling in the foundation material, leading to even more pooling. This aspect makes it crucial to install a solid and stable subbase first.
To gain a basic sense of the space, first lay out the area in general with a garden hose. Stakes made of wood should be driven into the ground, and a thin rope or thread should be used to form the arrangement. Outline the staked area 8 inches using marking paint.
Calculate Materials To Buy
You can use the template to help you decide how many pavers, base materials, and bags of sand to buy. To calculate the total square footage, multiply the length by the breadth. Then, add 10% to account for anticipated waste. Raising the excess to 15 to 20 percent is recommended if you plan on putting the pavers on a curve or diagonal.
Dig The Area
Excavate the area. Remove any lawn present until you can see the dirt below. Check the two-by-slope fours with a bubble level. Ensure the patio slopes downward at a rate of 1 inch (vertically) every 48 inches (horizontally). To make a slope, you might need to move some soil about or add some sand.
Dig approximately 5 inches deep to accommodate the pavers' 1-inch thickness, 4-inch foundation material, and 1-inch sand bedding. This will ensure that the pavers are even with the ground.
Smooth and Tamp Area
To level the area, use a two-by-four and a shovel. Then use the tamping tool to compact the soil.
Lay Base Material
Move the subbase to the area using the wheelbarrow and shovel. Use a shovel and a rake to distribute the material between every two to three loads. Make sure the material is distributed evenly, utilizing the two-by-four, sand the base material. To complete, firmly tamp it down.
Lay Down Coarse Sand and Pavers
Place a layer of bedding sand that is 1 inch thick but not fine. The height of this final layer will determine the surfaces final height; thus, it is essential to maintain a consistent height throughout the space. Remove the pipes with caution after spreading the sand. Fill in the pipe holes with gritty sand, then use your hand to smooth them out carefully. Now set the pavers on the coarse sand. If necessary, lightly tap the pavers with a hammer as you lay them to compact them.
Paver installation involves many steps, its best to hire professionals like us for the job. For more information on residential paver installation, get in touch with Edson Pavers via this Online Form, or give us a call at 951-443-0281, and we will get back to you shortly.