Paver patios add elegance and symmetry to your landscaping, while also being an area of your home where you can entertain or simply lay back and relax.
In this video, you will learn how to install a paver patio. If you have not already measured and prepped your patio area by laying a foundation, learn how to here.
It is a very important when installing your pavers to make sure you have a solid and durable foundation. When working on your patio be sure to follow local building codes.
Getting started you will need pavers, a rubber mallet, work gloves, a level, wheel barrow and extra paver sand. Lowe’s carries a wide variety of concrete pavers and stepping stones in different sizes, shapes and colors.
Whether you want the look of brick pavers, cut stone or natural stone you can customize your project to reflect your personality. When laying your pavers, customize your design, but make sure you have a good starting point to make the space symmetrical.
Use a level to make sure the pavers are all balanced. If one lays lower, add extra sand underneath that paver. If one is too high, gently tap with the rubber mallet. Some pavers will need to be cut to fit.
There are two ways to cut the pavers. First you will need a Diamond Blade wet saw, a hose, and a masons crayon. If you do not want to use the saw, you will need to use a chisel and hammer. To begin, mark the paver so that you know where to cut. Next use your wet saw and cut down the paver.