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Interlocking Pavers

Interlocking Pavers – Things you should know

 

A properly compacted base is extremely important! Without it your pavers may move as a result of base material settling over time. The base should be built with Class “A” material. Only 2 inches of base material should be compacted at a time to ensure that there will be no settling over time. We recommend renting a walk behind vibrating plate compactor from your local tool rental shop. The base should be at least 6-8 inches deep.

Do not install pavers over an existing concrete patin or pathway. We do not recommend installing pavers on top of an existing concrete patio because it does not allow proper drainage. This can contribute to freeze thaw shifting and/or product breakage.

Interlocking Pavers –Tips & Tricks

**When installing pavers keep the top of your paver below your grass; this will prevent lawn mower blades hitting the stone.

The finished level of the pavers should slope away from your house. If this cannot be done, lay channels to carry rain water away from the house.

**When installing pavers as a walkway, patio, or pool deck the gravel base should be 4 ? to 6 ? deep. For driveways and high traffic areas, the gravel base depth should be between 6 ? to 8 ?.

**To prevent pavers from shifting over time, use concrete or plastic edging and check them every spring and fall.

**Combine different colors or kinds of pavers to create boarders or interesting patterns.

**Use polymeric sand between your pavers will prevent weeds from growing up between the pavers.

**Applying sealant to your pavers will enhance their color and longevity.