Installation of a patio paver enables you to create and design your backyard space as you desire. The idea of expanding your own leaving space to the outdoors and making it as appealing as possible is breathtaking and this is made possible by installing a paver patio. You don’t have to hire someone to do this for you as you can make it practical by following a number of guidelines.
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 are simpler to install than others since they may require more cutting. You should therefore choose a pattern you feel more comfortable about. Planning is also crucial as it will help you determine the amount of materials you will need to set up the paver patio. Secondly, prepare the area where you want to set up the paver patio. It is advisable to ensure that the size of land you choose fits all your outdoor furniture and that it leaves a space for you to walk around. 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 also control the weeds by ensuring all the edges of the fabric are well cut and that it fits. In order to prevent the weed from popping between pavers, make sure that the fabric perfectly fits in place. The next step involving spreading of around two inches of gravel on the fabric and using a rake to smoothen the layer. The next step is to tamp the gravel in order to ensure that it is firm enough. It is highly recommended that you repeat the previous step in order to make the base firm enough.
The contours are needed to as level as possible and this is what the next step involves. Using a long straight board, you can easily identify whether the surface is even enough. Next, spread builder’s sand up to around two inches on top of the gravel to build another layer of support. The next step involves preparing the pavers by mix and matching different sizes that brings about a sense of upgrade. Set up straight lines and lay your pavers according to these lines for accuracy. Complete this process by making sure you spread 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.