How To Build A Concrete Paver Patio: In Your Backyard

Expand your outdoor living space and spend more time entertaining with friends!

– Concrete pavers – Gravel or crusher run – Paver dust or sand – Hoe

Materials Needed:

Step 1. Prep The Patio Paver Area

The prep involved will depend on your area, but basically, you will need to use a shovel to dig down at least 6” into the soil.

Step 2. Level The Ground For Your Paver Stones

Take the four stakes and hit them into the ground 12” outside of your patio area using the rubber mallet.

Step 3. Measure Slope To Allow For Patio Drainage

So that your concrete paver patio drains away from your house, you’ll need to account for the slope of the space.

Step 4. Lay And Compact The Base Layer Of Soil

To begin, check if the soil is compacted. If it isn’t, which is likely, use the tamper tool/ plate compactor to tamp down the soil.

Once you have the 4” of base layer, double check that you have a little more than 1½” from the top of that to the top of the marked paver line.

Step 5. Plan Out The Order In Which You’ll Lay The Pavers

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