Paver installation Our Process Savannah | Pooler | Richmond Hill
Our process for patio paver installation
We first determine the size of the area in which pavers will be installed
Example: A 10-foot-by-10-foot area is 100 square feet.
Building a good foundation – This is key to ensure that your newly installed pavers will provide you with years of enjoyment. A good base starts with digging down 7 inches for proper paver installation
We line the patio area with landscape fabric, this helps prevent weeds.
We install 4 inches of gravel for our base, for 4 inches of gravel, we calculate the volume. Length x Width x Height = Volume
Example: For a 10-foot-by-10-foot patio with 4 inches of gravel, you’ll need (10 x 10 x .333) = 34 cubic feet or 1.25 cubic yards.
We then install 1 inch of sand above the gravel base. Allowing the sand to filter into the gravel base.
We use a Polymeric Jointing and Polymeric Sand between the pavers (this helps prevent weed growth and helps lock in the pavers).
Example: For a 10-foot-by-10-foot patio, 1.25 cubic yards of gravel is needed. Multiply 1.25 x .333 to calculate the amount of sand needed. We will need .42 cubic yards or 11 cubic feet of sand.
Standard brick pavers measure 4 inches by 8 inches (Clients may choose any paver type or design). To cover 10 square feet, you’ll need about 45 pavers. A surplus of 5% to 10% is recommended to allow for breakage and future repairs.
Example: For a 10-foot-by-10-foot patio, the patio is 100 square feet.
45/10 = 4.5 and 4.5 (100) = 450 bricks
Add 5% to 10% for breakage. 450 x .10 = 45. So we will need 495 bricks to do a 10-foot-by-10-foot patio.
Edging keeps soil, plants and patio materials within bounds, presents a finished look and provides structure. Clients may choose bricks placed on edge, lumber or preformed plastic or metal.
- Plastic and Metal Edging
- Wood Edging
- Brick Edging
Building the Patio
Existing Concrete Patio
If you already have an existing concrete patio, we can replace it with a brick one. The best thing to do is remove the concrete and then lay the pavers. If the concrete isn’t broken or cracked, we can lay the pavers on top of the existing concrete.
This is a guide is to help our clients understand our process and pricing. We do not guarantee to be the lowest price, but we do guarantee to follow this process.
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