Basic Pavestone Installation

Published: 06th March 2009
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STEP 1: PREPARE THE BASE

For patio and walkway applications: Roto-till portland cement into existing soil (94 lbs per 30 sq. ft.)
For driveway applications: Use 4-6" finely crushed stone on compacted soil

STEP 2: INSTALL EDGE RESTRAINT

Establish perimeters of project
Install pavestone edging using 12" spikes

STEP 3: SCREED SAND

Shovel pave stone sand or sharp, coarse, granular sand between two pieces of 1" (outside dimension) conduit pipes
Use 2x4 to screed and level sand

STEP 4: LAYING STONE

Create custom patters by combining various shapes and colors of stone
Start in a square corner and work out in a triangular direction
Lay each stone next to previously placed stone and slide it straight down

STEP 5: COMPACTION

Compact pavestones firmly into previously leveled sand
Fill joints by sweeping pavestone sand into gaps
Compact the surface one more pass to complete lockup


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