How To Put Pavers In Your Backyard

How To Put Pavers In Your Backyard – Everyone knows how much your plans and original ideas change when you renovate an outdoor area. Mandi Gubler of Vintage Revivals was able to transform her entire backyard like a master DIYer, and with the help of The Home Depot, she installed her favorite set of pavers for the perfect paver patio.

Hi friends! This is Mandi from Vintage Revivals! Today we dive into the world of building the perfect muscle-building, sweat-inducing patio pavers!

How To Put Pavers In Your Backyard

How To Put Pavers In Your Backyard

Our original plan was to clean up the old tile, move the beds back, seal everything, install our tile and call it a weekend. But as usual, things didn’t work out that way.

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I loved the elongated shape and immediately knew it had to be in a herringbone pattern. A great feature of these hobs is that they are considerably thicker than many other styles. This means they can be used in high traffic areas such as driveways!

Everyone loves a good photo right? This is where we started! Bad news about lots of different (uneven) paving, overgrown bushes and water issues!

After pulling out the old pavers and bushes along with the mercer, we were confronted with the cold hard truth that the terrain (slope in the ground) was sloped so water was seeping into both buildings on our property. Water is literally every building’s worst nightmare, so it had to be addressed immediately.

We called the excavation company and asked them to reevaluate the property. Once they were done and the potential water moved in the right direction, it was time to prepare the land!

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Once your grading is correct, the ground needs to be prepared before the pavers can be installed.

As I walked I noticed the lower slabs of paving. First I went through all the information I could gather and finally decided it was perfect for our project.

Skirting boards are foam mats that you can use to replace the 4-6″ screed you would normally use under pavers. They have great reviews and save us hours of manual labor and really hauling a lot of materials! Deck or sidewalk, you should definitely do your research and decide if they are right for your project!

How To Put Pavers In Your Backyard

Begin by compacting the soil on the newly graded soil. You can rent a plate compactor that looks like a small lawnmower. It vibrates as you push it forward, compacting the dirt. You will need to make several passes to make sure it is properly compressed. Skipping this step can result in a very uneven pavement.

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Once your soil is compacted, keep weeds down. This prevents weeds from growing through the pavement as well as washing away another layer of sand.

Speaking of sand, once your weed barrier is down, place 2 pieces of ¾” PVC pipe on the ground about 3 feet apart. They will follow the classification gradient (very important!).

Add some sand between and on top of the PVC pipe. It is important to use compacted sand. Playground sand won’t work for projects like this, it’s too smooth!

Use a 2×4 or larger rake to flush the sand. You do this by placing it on top of the PVC material and placing it down into the pipe. This will even out the sand between the PVC. Make sure you don’t step on it after leveling!

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Remove the PVC pipe and fill the gap. Level the surface so that it is flush with the rest of the sand.

Place the base plates on top of the flat sand. Once the tab is closed, you’re good to go!

First you need to decide which way you want your pattern to lie. This is useful if your walkway runs parallel to a building or hard edge, as you can easily pull it out.

How To Put Pavers In Your Backyard

If you’re ambitious (or a glutton for punishment like me!), you can place them vertically on a building.

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Start by placing a line of masonry just above the top of your tiles. This line is your guide for the entire pattern, especially if you are not working from the edge of some type of structure.

I had a few different ones that were my guides, if you look closely you can see them in the picture below!

Install the tiles so they meet at the same point along the masonry line. Be fanatical about checking your line, it’s easy to get things a little off!

The hardest part was cutting the small pieces to fit along the edges of the porch. We tried a few different methods and finally decided it was easier to lay out the entire row, mark with a chalk line, and then remove and cut each board individually. (As opposed to setting them up and running the saw while they were still in place.)

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We used pavers in the cafe for our edging and I love how it finishes off the patio. The raised edge helps keep the mulch inside the garden bed and looks great!

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How To Put Pavers In Your Backyard

Rumblestone Plank 10.5″ x 3.5″ x 3.5″ Cafe Concrete Paver (192 pcs / 49 sq ft / Pallet) Hello and Happy Summer! I’m super excited about today’s DIY project. Check out our beautiful new DIY Paver Walkway!

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I couldn’t find much information online about how to achieve the “cobbler with grass in between” look, so I had to figure things out as I went along. We’d love to share what we’ve done so you can too! This paver walkway is about 4 1/2 feet wide and 20 feet long, and the project took about 3 days and about $1,000 in supplies and tool rental to complete.

This is what the space looked like before we installed the tile. It was a hot mess – we moved in and neglected the area for about 2 years. There was a lot of dirt, sad patches of grass and weeds, some trash bushes (which they literally call them here: “rabbit bushes”) and a random paved path. The stones were very beautiful but very uncomfortable to walk on and caused flooding problems when it rained. We really needed to expand this area, especially after building our amazing outdoor fireplace.

The first thing we had to do was clear the area. Adam took out the box and dug the bed, then he and Liam dug out the rocks with a shovel and a bag. Fortunately, the stones came up quite easily. We then cleared all the rocks and debris out of the way and tried to flatten and smother it as much as possible.

Did you know that you can rent all kinds of tools and equipment from Home Depot? Everything from lawn and garden tools to large trailer and truck hire. Home Depot allows me to use specialty fixtures while staying within my DIY/consumer budget. This is my one stop shop for all things indoor and outdoor improvement.

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You can view their inventory of tools online and through the mobile app, order and schedule a delivery date. Prices vary from shop to shop, but you can usually rent by the hour, day or week. We rented a 14 inch sheet metal press from our local store to properly level and compact our sidewalk.

Once we got the plate compactor home, we used it to level and compact the dirt path to prepare it for the sidewalk. We poured and raked the slab base, then compacted the base onto the slab using a slab compactor.

I wanted the pavers to be set in a diamond pattern, so we found the center along the path and used stakes and string to map it out. Adam then placed the center stones first and aligned the corners of the stones against the center wire. Once we placed the center stones, we were able to place the surrounding stones using scrap 2×4 boards as spacers between the tiles.

How To Put Pavers In Your Backyard

We went ahead and placed the outside rows of stones and after deciding how wide we wanted the sidewalk to be, we drew a chalk line to mark the edge of the sidewalk. This chalk line will be the cut line. Adam used a mason’s blade on my saw to cut the tiles. You can also use one

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