To have a successful paver project, all it takes is to have the right building materials that will provide the design and durability that you desire. Either on your backyard, swimming pool area or patio, you too can beautify and expand your dream outdoor living space project. For a total project experience from design to completion, call Fabri-Tech today!
Concrete and brick materials are the most popular choice for paver projects. Both are versatile and flexible that can offer design options or alternatives such as color, texture, and suitability. A wide variety of pavers are available to explore and express your creativity by blending or mixing up the colors, shapes, and sizes without costing a lot of fortune.
Installation of Pavers
1st Step: Do Research.
Make a research on computers on how to do it from different sources like search engines- Google.com and video tutorials-Youtube.com websites. You will widen your concepts on different perspectives and approaches. Make a list of all the materials you would need and organize them all together so it would be easy as you work through. A safety reminder: before starting the project always wear safety gear or protective mask, gloves or face masks.
2nd Step: Planning and determining the project area.
In determining the project area’s size and shape, use pen and pencil in making a graph to begin a conceptualized design format, with a level and a garden hose. Widely spread out the garden rose by using 2 x 4s to know the straight edges. Use the graphing paper in making a mosaic pattern sketch, or make additions by drawing the pool or garden sketch by changing colors and patterns.
In getting the correct slope to use the level and a 2 x 4. There should be drainage where the pavers should slope at a rate of 1 inch for every 5 to 8 feet. Next, use the spray paint to outline the pavement edges of 5 to 8 inches. After knowing the shape and size, estimate how many pavers you would need. Just add an extra 5 to 10 percent of the total pavers for unaccounted or missed counting of estimates.
3rd Step: Excavation.
Next, is the height of the project. Use any immovable permanent structure of the house as the reference point. Put the stakes at intervals along the outline of the project. Use the 2×4 by running the board from the abutting structure to a stake. Check the board is at its level, do markings at the stake for that point, and then the next based on the determined slope. To indicate the desired finished height across the site’s length, use strings tied to the stakes.
Before making an excavation, lay the correct amount of bedding sand, aggregate stone base, and pavers. Excavate by below the desired surface height allowing for the base and sand layers. Properly estimate your calculation in determining the depth as to the thickness of the base, sand and paver layers. Next is to prepare the surface for the aggregate base by compacting the soil with a plate compactor. Make sure to remove standing water, rocks or other protrusions against bumps or depressions.
4th Step: Laying the base.
It is advisable to use crushed rock to the base, it is the most often used material for base layering. Ordinarily, 4 inches of the base is enough. Next, using a mechanical plate compactor compacts the base on a 3-inch layer. Let the compactor do in a circular motion at least twice all over the area.
5th Step: Restraining
To hold intact the concrete pavers and the base, edge restraints are used. Without it, the pavers will move and the base can erode. Usually, restraints are made of steel, aluminum, precast concrete or plastic. Use 12-inch spikes to make sure the plastic or metal edge restraints would not move.
6th Step: Putting the sand.
Sand is used for the final layering. It is advisable to use coarse sand, the one used to make concrete and avoid using stone dust or limestone screenings.
7th Step: Pavers placement.
Placing the pavers is the simplest part of this project. Use the height string as a guide for pavers with patterns. The pavers should be tightly fit near each other in a correct laying pattern. Use masonry saw or mechanical splitters to cut the edges of pavers, if necessary. Completely lay all the whole layers in place before placing the cut pavers. And tighten the pavers in place against the bedding sand by using a plate compactor. Lastly, sweep the same coarse sand used for bedding the pavers in between the joints, and compact the surface area again with sand until all joints are full.
Congratulations on a job well done, and now you can enjoy your new paver project with success.
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