How to Build a Brick Paver Patio in Your Yard
By: Danny Lipford
A brick paver patio is much more attractive than a bland concrete slab. Laying a patio made from brick pavers makes a good DIY project for your home. Here’s how to go about it:
- Start by establishing a border around the patio.
- Fill the patio space with several inches of base material—such as crushed granite, recycled crushed concrete, or coarse sand—to provide a firm foundation and aid in drainage.
- Use a straight piece of lumber as a screed board to distribute and level the base material.
- Compact the base material using either a motorized plate compactor or a hand tamp.
- Lay the pavers on the base material, making sure they’re level.
- Sweep sand or a sand polymer mix into the cracks between the pavers.
Watch this video to find out more.
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