How To Install Patio Pavers

Published on December 22 2009 by GuestPoster in Patio & Garden


By using deck design software free time is more than just something that you dream about because of how easy the deck design software makes landscaping your backyard. Most deck design software programs will help you design your entire backyard, including patios and walkways. The one thing that the software doesn’t do is teach you the art of installing patio pavers.

The first step to installing patio pavers is to pick out the patio pavers that you like. How many patio pavers you need will depend on how big the patio pavers are and how big of an area you are going to be covering. Once you decide on how big of a patio paver you will be suing your deck design software can help you determine how many you need.

To begin installing the patio pavers you want to start laying the patio pavers at one of the corner areas of the patio and then work your way in towards the middle. If you are using a border, you want to start with the border blocks and then move onto the patio pavers. If you are building your patio against a house or other building, you will want to start at the base of the building.

Next, you will want to check to ensure that the patio pavers are level. If you installed the foundation correctly, there should be no problem with the patio pavers being level, but it never hurts to double check. If any blocks need to be cut, do so with a masonry wet saw.

Once you have finished laying the patio pavers you will need to lock them in place. The first step to locking them in place is to install a plastic retaining edge around the entire perimeter of the patio. Using a hammer and spikes is the best way to ensure the plastic retaining perimeter is locked in place. You will also need to fill all of the joints of the patio pavers with sand. Use a large amount of sand and fill the joints by moving the sand around with a stiff broom. Once you are done mist it lightly with water. You might need to repeat the process more than once to fill all of the joints.

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