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Using concrete pavers for patios, sidewalks, and driveways is becoming more and more popular
in the United States.
Here are the steps to follow to get a
solid paver project:

First, we dig down 10-14 inches. That is to allow for a 6-10 inch base, a layer of sand, and the pavers.

Before spreading out the main load of base material, it's a good idea to put down what's called "geotextile fabric." This will help hold up the base and pavers if there's any movement in the soil under the fabric. The fabric should go up the side of the excavation and run a little bit up the side of the house, this will help protect the siding. It also prevents grass and weeds growing from below.

After that, we layer 6 to 10 inches of processed gravel in the excavated area.
Another layer, 1 inch of washed concrete/brick sand

Then we set our pavers in two sections: the big patio area first, and then the sidewalk area. We started at the far end and worked our way up toward the house.


After the pavers were set, we put the edging on the sides. If we had installed the edging earlier, we would probably have had to cut all the pavers on the sides to fit.

Now run the compactor over the pavers. This starts the process of locking everything in place. The compactor is pressing the pavers down, evening out the tops of the pavers, and forcing some of the sand up into joints from underneath.
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