Personalizing your own space at your house is made possible by the installation of patio paver. This brings a sense of expansion of your own living space to the outdoors and enhances the general outlook of your backyard. You don’t have to hire someone to do this for you as you can make it practical by following a number of guidelines.
First you need to start with a plan describing the kind of pattern you would like to use for your walkway. 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. When planning on how you are going to go about it, you are likely to identify the number of materials you will need. 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. It is advisable to make sure you clear the working site. You could start by marking the area and then clearing all the bushes around it and removing all the stumps and roots around it.
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. This will help you ensure that the weeds do not pop between pavers. In order to ensure smooth curves, it is advisable to spread around two inches of gravel on the landscape fabric which you can smoothen using a rake. Tamping out the gravel is the next step that one is advised to follow and its essence is to make sure that the gravel is firm enough. Adding another layer of gravel and tamping it out again guarantees an extremely firm base.
The contours are needed to as level as possible and this is what the next step involves. 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. You could upgrade your paver patio by mixing different sizes of the pavers. Next, lay your pavers using straight lines to make sure that they are all in line. Finally make the final touches by spreading a thin layer of sand over the pavers.
By following these steps you could install a paver patio of your desire in a day.