Laying Concrete Pavers
For a driveway, walk, or patio, get the base right, and the rest of the job is straightforward.
Synopsis: Whether you need a new driveway, walk, or patio, there’s a concrete paver that can lead to a beautiful and durable job. Although there are hundreds of options on the market, they all share one characteristic: The quality of the job depends largely on the unglamorous work of properly preparing the paver base. Remodeling contractor Joe Cracco details his methods of excavation, compaction, and properly installing the gravel and sand base layers for a paver driveway and walk. Once the base is properly completed, Cracco tells the reader how to install pavers efficiently, compact them into the base, and then fill the spaces between them with stone dust.
My company, Modern Yankee Builders, specializes in remodeling. We end up doing all sorts of work, from framing to high-quality trim. Sometimes we even get to spend nice days outdoors, working on landscaping projects. This particular job was typical for…