Six Easy Steps To Install Pavers at Menards®
Six Easy Steps
To Install Pavers
• Shovel 265-4114
• Compactor
• Saw with Masonry Blade
• 1” diameter pipes for leveling
• 2” x 4” to assist in leveling
• Paver Edge
• Pavers
• Paver Base
• Landscape Fabric
Follow these six steps to install pavers to create a relaxing and useful backyard.
Step 1: Stake out & remove sod
Begin by staking out patio area, making sure area is 6" larger on all sides than actual finished size. Remove sod.
Step 2: Prepare & compact base
Lay landscape fabric. Install paver base and compact to a finished thickness of 4" for patios and walkways and 8" for driveways. Paver base should be installed in 4" increments and thoroughly compacted.
Step 3: Screed sand
Lay out 1" diameter pipe on base. Pour 1" of play sand over compacted base. Screed the play sand by dragging a 2"x4" board over pipe.
Step 4: Install paver edge
Install paver edge around the entire project 3" from edge of compacted aggregate.
Step 5: Lay pavers
Lay paver stones in desired pattern with approximately 1/8" joints. If the desired pattern requires cutting, the paver can be cut with a circular saw with a masonry blade.
Step 6: Compact & spread sand
Compact the installed pavers with a plate compactor in both directions at least two passes. Once compacted, spread play sand on the installation and sweep into joints. Compact again to ensure that all joints are completely full. Remove any remaining sand from on top of project. You can substitute paver locking sand in place of play sand to inhibit weed growth.