Making a patio brick paver

A brick paver patio enhances a courtyard with a colorful surface to enjoy your outdoor space. Installing brick pavers is a rewarding it-yourself project. Place the pavers on a base of gravel and sand bed and can take as long as needed to properly position and level each paver. With a solid foundation and a flat surface your patio will last for years.

Instructions

  • Draw a border with landscape painting around the courtyard. Measure the length and width and adjust as necessary as the outline to guide the precise shape of your yard.
  • Use a rope to recreate the shape of the courtyard next to the site. Use this space to dry-lay the pavers in a pleasing pattern. If you’re putting interlocking pavers, follow planned pattern lock up each other instead. Place the brick pavers flush against each other for interlocking pattern and leave no more than an eighth of an inch of space between them if you are following a pattern with joints.
  • Dig 8 inches of soil from the space outlined patio. Use a square tipped shovel to a flat surface on the extension. I digging the soil degree for every 4 feet of the building to drain 1 inch. Surrounded by a compacting machine room and run across the surface to stabilize the soil.
  • Fill the surface with two 3-inch layer of gravel road three-quarter inches. Shrink add gravel after the first layer and then compact it again after adding the second. Gravel road is crushed stone that fits tighten together when compacted, but allows moisture to pass through the Foundation has sufficient drainage.
  • Cover compacted gravel bed with 2 inches of sand to fill the gaps in the gravel and provide for a smooth, level surface brick pavers.
  • Adjust to the cobblestones in the order that you have set off the patio. Add or remove some of the sand until the bricks are even with each other.
  • Fill the joints between pavers with stone dust or fine-grained sand. Cobbles together stuffed pad and keep stable.
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