Concrete Paver Installation

  1. Excavate and thoroughly compact area to be paved.
  2. Establish a 90º starting point.
  3. Install and compact base in 2-4" layers (1 1/2" processed gravel or 3/4 crusher run).
    • Typically 4-6" deep for walkways and patios
    • Typically 6-8" deep for pool decks (see your Authorized Dealer for more information)
    • Typically 8-12" deep for driveways
  4. Install Pave-Edge® restraints directly on the base and secure with 10" steel spikes.
  5. Spread coarse concrete sand and screed to a uniform depth of 1" thick.
  6. Starting from a 90º corner, place pavers in desired pattern and cut where necessary to fit. Use 2 3/8" thick pavers for most residential applications and 3 1/8" thick pavers for commercial vehicles.
  7. Compact the pavers into the sand bed with a plate compactor or rubber mallet.
  8. Sweep dry sand into joints and compact. Repeat procedure until the joints are full.

Note: Poor draining soils, such as clay, may require additional excavation and base material and the use of a woven geotextile fabric.

  • Concrete Pavers
  • Sand Setting Bed
  • Edge Restraints
  • Aggregate Base
  • Existing Soil