How To Lay Pavers

How To Lay Pavers

Laying pavers is not difficult to do, but doing the job correctly takes a degree of patience and precision. And the first time it’s worth getting it correctly-you don’t want to have to pick any of them up and begin anew!Have a look at Master San Diego Pavers, CA for more info on this.

Work safely!

The pavers are hard and you don’t want to drop one on your foot. Carry steel-capped boots. Cover your hands with gloves and wear eye protection-at least while pavers are compacted or sliced and ideally also the majority of the time.

Initial measures

To be paved very good, you need to clear the field. Dig the pavers down to around 150-200 mm lower than the finished height. (The precise depth would depend on the thickness of the pavers and the depth of your foundations.) Making sure you have extracted all trees, even roots, is one of the keys to stopping sinking pavers. The ground should be smooth and solid when you’re done.

Robust foundations

Using a compactor (wacker packer) to build a solid floor, bring down a foundation layer of blue metal or road base to a depth of about 100-150 mm and then a layer of coarse sand to a depth of about 25 mm. With this move, the more detailed you are, the stronger your final outcome would be.

The right bed

To a depth of around 25 mm, apply a film of coarse, washed sand. Rake it down uniformly. To smooth the sand out until it is totally smooth, use a screed or long piece of wood. Again, to guarantee that the pavers are properly seated, this is a very crucial move, so don’t hurry it.

Lay your pavers down here,

To support you hold your pavers in a straight line when you spread them, set up a string line. Leave a little bit of room in each paver-use a small tool such as a trowel blade or screwdriver to make sure that any time you hold this space the same.

Concrete the edges

You don’t need to think about this while you’re laying pavers on a wall. If not, then use a stretch of masonry edge to protect the pavers or by laying a concrete margin across the edge.

Incorporate sand between the pavers

Tip paving sand (washed Sydney sand) over the top and sweep it around after you have laid your pavers, working it thoroughly into the gaps and crevices. Or use the Pave Set-you can hose this down and set it to a gel.

Compact the pavers in your

To ensure that the pavers are solidly placed, use a plate compactor. With great care, this should be done-it is easy to break the pavers. To further cover them, you should lay an old piece of carpet, blanket or rubber matting above the pavers. If when you are doing this, the paving sand amount between the pavers decreases, so apply more paving sand and compact again.