It is possible to personalize your space especially your backyard by installing a patio paver. This makes it more beautiful and also expands your own living space to the outdoors. Designing and installing a patio paver at your house is made possible by a number of tips that one is recommended to follow.
First you need to start with a plan describing the kind of pattern you would like to use for your walkway. Patterns that do not require much cutting are always easier to install. Always go for a pattern that favors you. When planning on how you are going to go about it, you are likely to identify the number of materials you will need. The second step is to identify the area you would want to set up the paver patio and prepare it. 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. 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. Next, on top of the landscape fabric, spread two inches of gravel and then make sure that you smoothen the layer using a rake. In order to ensure that the gravel is firm, make sure that you tamp it out. To ensure that the base is extremely firm, you are also advised to add another layer of gravel of about two inches and tamp it out again.
The contours are needed to as level as possible and this is what the next step involves. You could achieve this by attaching the level to a long straight board to check whether it is level 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. Spreading a thin layer of sand over the pavers is the final step.
By following these steps you could install a paver patio of your desire in a day.