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Newcastle, CA 95658
ph: (530) 885-7481
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ph: (916) 725-3150
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Rocklin, CA 95677
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Installation Tips >> Interlocking Pavers

Disscribed below are general steps required for proper installation of interlocking paving stones. Steps may differ slightly depending on your particular installation.




Step 1

Measure and stake paver perimeter. Level string to finished project height. Remove any loose dirt or sod to at least a minimum of 5” - 6” below your finish grade.

Step 2

Compact class 2 aggregate base to 95% compaction using a flat plate compactor or a hand tamper.

Measure and stake your desired paver perimeter. Level your string-line to your finished project height. Your paving stone base is extremely important. You must have a well compacted base. Remove any loose dirt or sod to at least a minimum of 5” - 6” below your finish grade. This allows room for your paving stones, and for compacted base. Use class 2 aggregate for base filling material. Compact to 95% compaction using a flat plate compactor available from most rental yards or a hand tamper. Spread your crushed rock in 2” layers. Spray with water and use compactor until well compacted.



Step 3

Accurately following your string lines secure your edge restraint. Use Basalite concrete sand and spread evenly to a 1” depth.


Step 4

Lay your pipe about 6 to 8 feet apart & use a wood 2 x4 crossways on top of your sand keeping smooth and level.

 

 

Install suitable edge restraints. Accurately following your string lines secure your edge restraint. Use Basalite concrete sand and spread evenly to a 1" depth. Next use rigid 3/4" electrical pipe 10' in length or 1" strips of wood as screed guides. Lay your pipe about 6 to 8 feet apart and use a wood 2 x 4 crossways on top of your sand keeping smooth and level. Remove the pipe and fill in the voids with loose sand. Do not walk on or compact the sand. (Note: make your grade drain water away with a minimum 2% slope.)






Step 5

Install one row at a time making sure that all rows stay straight. Install pavers hand straight.

Step 6

Cut pavers with a paver cutter or diamond blade wet saw.
Determine your laying pattern (Herringbone, Running, Basket, Interlace or Random). Work forward from your first paver in a straight line (use a string line to keep pattern straight). Some pavers may require cutting to form a particular line or edge. Cut pavers with a paver cutter or diamond blade wet saw (always remember to wear your safety glasses and mask when cutting pavers). Install one row at a time making sure all rows stay straight.





Step 7

Using your hand tamper or flat plate compactor start compacting your pavers working from the outside toward the center.
Spread concrete sand over the pavers. Let the sand dry and compact again.

Step 8

Sweep off any loose debris or sand that may be on top of pavers. Using your flat plate compactor or hand tamper start compacting your pavers working from the outside toward the center. This will level out any high pavers making your surface level. Spread concrete sand over the pavers. Let the sand dry and compact again. This will compact the sand firmly into the joints.


DIY too complicated? Or just don't have the time? At A & A we strive to provide our customers with all the necessary tools and know-how to accomplish all of their landscaping goals. However, should you feel you need to hire someone to help you, A & A has several contractors willing to do the work for you.

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