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How to Build a Paver Path
Take stock of your project area and the paver size, type and quantities you’ll need to complete your path. The instructions here are for laying a path 20′ long and 3′ wide, but can be easily scaled up or down depending on your space. If you know the length and width of the path you’re creating, finding the square footage is a simple matter of multiplying the length by the width—in this case, 20′ long by 3′ wide, giving us a total area of 60 square feet.
Build an Outdoor Room This Weekend
Stepping Stones Use garden stones to create the floor of the room. Set the stones directly on leveled dirt. Use pebbles to fill in the cracks to make an even surface. In damp areas or areas with loose soil, dig a foundation, and fill it with layers of gravel and sand before placing the stone.
17 Great Tips for Landscaping Your Backyard
Dry sand tends to get washed away or swept out of paver brick and stone patio joints. One solution is to use special polymeric sand that binds together when wetted. You can buy the polymeric additive and mix it with dry sand yourself, or you can buy premixed bags of sand. Premixed sand is the most convenient solution. A bag covers about 120 sq. ft. on paver bricks. Check with landscape suppliers and home centers. Make sure there is no sand on the surface of the brick or stone before you wet ...