It is a good idea to contact your local Blue Stake to insure that you will be free of any local utility lines underground. Once Blue Stake has been contacted, we can begin laying out where the pavers will go. Before we begin the demo process, we will cap off, redirect or cancel any irrigation and sprinkler lines if needed. Next, we will demo and remove excess gravel, dirt, sod or debris. After this is completed, we will grade your property, allowing for proper drainage. Finally, we'll install sleeves or any utilities if needed.
Now you are ready for the sub base. The sub base consists of crushed granite, A/B mix or 1/4 minus. We will spread this base layer evenly, water it, and plate compact the property once this base is laid. After compaction, we will add a layer of mortar or concrete sand, water it, and then plate compact the property again. Using a 2x4 or other choice of straight edge, we will drag the sand to level off the area.
Starting from the longest straight area closest to the home, we will begin laying your pavers in the design of you choice. (2, 3, 4, or 5 piece random, Versaille, K-pattern running bond, Herringbone, Basket Weave, and Hopscotch are several of the paver patterns availiable). Once we have the field of pavers just about completed, we can mark off any cuts that will be required to finish off the field area. After we finish any necessary cuts, we will install the cement outer border known as either the traditional side by side "soldier course" or the non traditional edge to edge "sailor course".
To begin finishing off the property, we start by blowing off and sweeping the top of pavers. After this is done, we will apply mortar sand or polymeric sand (this sand will require extra steps not included here) onto the tops of the pavers. We'll then sweep sand into the pavers and plate compact them in order to allow the sand to help with the interlocking of the pavers. Finally, we will sweep off and wash the pavers for the final presentation.
Enjoy The Pavers!