How to Install Paving Stones From Start to Finish
It is easier to learn how to install paving stones than you may think. Pavers are a versatile way to transform the appearance of your driveway, patio, and overall landscape. They are durable and have a rustic beauty that is unmatched. With affordable pavers prices, we make it easy to start your own pavers project and add glamour to your home.
Our designers, project managers, and installation crew are experts at handling the project from start to finish. If, however, you want to try and install pavers on your own, these are the steps you need to follow:
Select your spot. Determine where you want to install the paving stones and mark that area with wooden stakes. This will help you to visualize the space and determine if it should be larger or smaller.
Measure the area. Use your measuring tape to measure the length and width of the space. Multiply the two numbers together to get your total square footage.
Watch our videos. We have instructional videos online that demonstrate how to install paving stones. This will give you a visual of the steps that are involved and the materials that you need.
View our pavers collection. Go Pavers has the largest online collection of pavers. Select the stones that are the color and texture that you prefer. In order to calculate the total pavers cost, multiply the square footage by the listed price. This will help you to determine how much you need to budget for. Our online prices also include demolition and labor.
Excavate the area. Before you can lay your pavers, you need to excavate the entire area by digging 8 to 9 inches below the surface. This area needs to be compacted so that the dirt is firm.
Install the base. Lay a gravel base on top of the entire surface. It should be 4 to 6 inches deep and also needs to be compacted. This step is critical for the overall stability of your pavers.
Lay the pavers. Take your paving stones and arrange them in your desired pattern. This is your opportunity to be creative. You can use complimentary colors to create an interesting design or shape. You can even place your initials in the pattern for a monogrammed effect. It can help to draw a picture of your design ahead of time so that you can follow instructions.
Compact your pavers. Once they are perfectly arranged, compact your paving stones to make sure that they lay flat against your gravel base.
Pour in your filler. You should use a sand filler in between your pavers. This should be poured in between the cracks and up to the surface of your paving stones. The sand is what holds them in place so make sure that you use enough.
Clean your pavers. Once the sand filler has been used clean your paving stones by brushing away the loose debris and rinsing them with a hose.
This is how to install paving stones and the process is fairly straightforward. We recommend that you start by trying to install paving stones in a small garden pathway before moving onto any large scale projects or something with a slope like your driveway. Otherwise, call the professionals. As the best pavers installer Los Angeles homeowners depend on, our service is excellent and the results are stunning. To get a free estimate call 1-855-972-8377.
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