Installation of a patio paver enables you to create and design your backyard space as you desire. This brings a sense of expansion of your own living space to the outdoors and enhances the general outlook of your backyard. It is possible for you to design, build and install your own patio paver using a number of tips.
A plan on which pattern you would like to install on your paver patio walkway is very crucial as you begin on the installation. Some patterns may require more cutting as compared to others thus making them more difficult to install since more manpower might be required. Always go for a pattern that favors you. The plan should also help you determine the amount of materials you will require. The second step is to identify the area you would want to set up the paver patio and prepare it. As you do this make sure that the area is large enough allows a space for you to walk and that it will accommodate all your outdoor furniture. After identifying the area, the next step involves clearing it. The marked area is your working site and you should make sure that it is clear of all the shrubs and stumps.
After clearing the land, the next step is to identify and treat all the weeds around that area. You could do this by making sure that you cut the edges of the fabric and ensuring that it fits well. In order to prevent the weed from popping between pavers, make sure that the fabric perfectly fits in place. Next, on top of the landscape fabric, spread two inches of gravel and then make sure that you smoothen the layer using a rake. In order to ensure that the gravel is firm, make sure that you tamp it out. Adding another layer of gravel and tamping it out again guarantees an extremely firm base.
Ensuring the surface is well levelled is the next step of the installation process. In order to achieve this, attach a long board which is straight and identify whether the bed is level. The next step involves building another layer of support by spreading builder’s sand up to two inches in the gravel. By mixing different sizes of the pavers you could upgrade your patio. Set up straight lines and lay your pavers according to these lines for accuracy. Finally make the final touches by spreading a thin layer of sand over the pavers.
These steps assure that you obtain great results and that you manage to install a paver patio even in a single day.