How to make a paver patio in your backyard? Improve your backyard with paver patio that can extend your living space to beautiful outdoor space. You can install the paving stone DIY or hire the professional. Here are how you can make your paver patio project successfully.
Planning Your Paver Patio Design
The first step that you need to make is planning to your paver patio design. The simplest pattern to install is Jack O Jack or the running bond patio paver pattern. If you want to add more pattern, the herringbone or the pinwheel, but this will need more advanced cutting to do. If you want to have more decorative pattern to install, the stamped paver that have stone look can be your option. This guide how to make a paver patio below will let you know how to make estimation for the material that you need for your project.
• Ensure that patio is big enough for outdoor furniture and space for walk.
• Planning to add heavy object such as hot tub or big grill in your patio? Then you need to use thicker pavers.
• Consider the sight lines from doors and windows when choose the patio location and how the project will affect to these two.
Step by Step to Install Paver Patio
Before you build your paver patio, then you need to create the layout from the paver. Measure the width and length from the surface area.
• Step 1. Give mark to perimeter. Stake and mark the perimeter use spray paint to the ground.
• Step 2. Fix the height of patio. Determine the patio height when it is finished. The height should be beyond of the surrounding ground so the rainwater will not stand into the surface. Add consideration to height thickness of paving stone and leave 6 inch for gravel foundation and sand. This is the secret tips for ensure the patio paver long lasting use for years, have a good base pavers. The thickness from the patio paver is depending to the low lying. The wet soil will need thicker base rather than the well- drained soil.
• Step 3. Excavate and tamp. After the base has finished, then you need to excavate the area. Tamp the dirty surface into the desired height.
• Step 4. Protect the surface from invasion. To protect the patio from weeds invasion, it is important to protect with the commercial fabric landscape. This is important to add as this will keeps the weeds grow up to the pavers, avoid pavers from sagging, and reinforce the area beneath the pavers still allow water to the pavers.
• Step 5. Fill with gravel. Level off to ensure the patio slope is consistent measurement.
• Step 6. Lay down the patio sand. After the area marked and measured, then lay the bed sand.
• Step 7. Screed sand. Before laying paving stone, frame the area with landscape edging. Use aluminum edging as it is flexible and easy to use. Add the edging layout along the perimeter.
• Step 8. Snap the chalk line along the patio edges to ensure the paver install in straight line. After the pavers lay down, then you can rest the paver shape.
• Step 9. Cut the odd pieces of your pavers. Determine which paver point that need to be cut when there us area that split into corner or small spaces.
With this how to make a paver patio guide, you now can make your own patio paver.