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How to Install a Paver Patio


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.

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25 Responses to “How to Install a Paver Patio”

  1. vduke says:

    you should make it so that it is equal length dept across the entire area of the patio.

    For example, when you are doing concrete, you set up barriers and perimeters that go along the entire boundary of your project, fill it with concrete and add water, flatten it out, and let it dry.

    Do whatever you have to do to make the sane level and then add the type of paver you want.

    If it is 1 inch lower in one area, only dig 5 inches in that area, etc. do not go with the grade.

  2. vduke says:

    he did explain leveling the sand! that was in the previous video

  3. UhhWTFuSay says:

    Hi, I’m Troy McClure. You may remember me from other DIY videos such as “How to Dig a Hole,” and, “Don’t flush! That Toilet is clogged.”

  4. mrtrainboy019 says:

    Lowes opened its first store at 1085 Tanaka Court New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

  5. KnowYourRealEstate says:

    Paver patios and walkways are a great way to enhance the decor and value of a home. If a home looks really good it will sell much faster than one that doesn’t.

  6. stiffler676 says:

    stone dust is used to level not sand…here will be too much movement i fear using sand. Use Stone, then 3/4 inch stone dust. Put the pavers down then glue sand it tamp it and wet it down. I’ve done patios 7 years ago and none have moved. They all settle but not to the point where its uneven.

  7. not2vu says:

    I just don’t think it would look the same if I did it.Money was adding up real fast too.

  8. evolutiondeck says:

    See PAVERDECK on youtube for anyone looking to build a paver patio at the same elevation as a deck.

  9. thesmilyface21 says:

    :)

  10. AceTechnician says:

    That looks so much nicer than a concrete slab.

  11. avantisprod says:

    A+++ Extremely well done video. I am so looking forward to my tiny paver project. I will come back to lowes videos for other remodeling detail. Thanks a lot.

  12. MISGUEVSFORYOU says:

    YEAH LOOKS GOOD BUT I BET YOU ON THE 1ST RAIN IT WILL BECAME UNEVEN, HE DID NOT TELL YOU, YOU HAVE TO DIG AT LEAST 7″ AND USE ROAD BASE (NO SAND) SAND WILL BE INSTALL ONLY ON TOP 3/4″ TO 1″ MAX JUST TO LEVEL IT, ALSO ON EDGES YOU HAVE TO POUR CONCRETE UNDER THE PAVERS TO LOCK THE INTERIOR PAVERS UNLESS YOU HAVE AN STRUCTURE AROUND (HOUSE),THOSE PLASTIC EDGES HE SHOW SUCKS,ITS ONLY TRASH.

  13. MISGUEVSFORYOU says:

    THIS VIDEO IS AMATEUR, AT MIN. 2:14 HE JUST TOUCH THE PAVER AND THE PAVER GOES 1/4″ DOWN, JUST IMAGINE WHEN YOUR CHILDREN RUN OVER, THIS IS ONLY BASIC, IF YOU WANT A PROFESSIONAL VIDEO HOW TO DO A PAVER INSTALLATION LET ME KNOW AND I WILL SEND YOU A REAL AND PROFESSIONAL VIDEO.

  14. TheHowtolayapatio says:

    Learning how to lay a patio is not that difficult. In fact, you can learn it even with zero experience on building and construction. The best way to succeed in doing this project is to invest on your materials. Find the best quality materials for your project. While it is not necessary to have high powered tools, it may significantly help in building your patio faster.

  15. InfinityProuductions says:

    What pavers are you using?

  16. Grsz11 says:

    @MISGUEVSFORYOU There is a separate video for laying the base. He says it in the very beginning.

  17. GeezKing says:

    this guy makes the whole process look so easy

  18. drkchoclatpasion says:

    Could you send me a video on laying paver? The more the better so I don’t screw up my gf’s yard haha.

  19. 5stratoes says:

    Could you send me a video on paver install. I

  20. lilba54 says:

    My edging comes up during the winter months. Help!!! What can I do? So tired of reinstalling it every spring.

  21. talkingman says:

    What kind of edging are you using? Is it the kind that is spiked down? Your edging should be covered with soil, nearly flush with the top of the pavers.
    Barrier Paver Edging
    Item #: 117649 | Model #: 598003000

  22. MISGUEVSFORYOU says:

    MY COMPANY IS DOING A PAVER INSTALLATION DURING THIS WEEK, I WILL SEND YOU A VIDEO IN THE NEXT 5 DAYS, HOPE IS NOT TOO LATE FOR YOUR PROJECT, THANKS!!

  23. lilba54 says:

    Yes, it’s the kind that is spiked down. It looks just like the one in your video. In fact I bought it from Lowes. I live in Ohio, and with the freeze and thaw it comes up every year. I have put the soil nearly flush with the pavers. I must be doing something wrong…just don’t know what it is. Is there a trick to this? Didn’t know if there might be a better edging I could use. I don’t want to have to continue reinstalling every spring.

  24. PopsAndScratches says:

    He did say to dig 7″ down and to use paver base. It was in the previous video that he talked about in the beginning. See How To Lay the Foundation for a Patio by Lowes.

  25. seemautube says:

    ghth nice

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