DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Concrete, Stone & Masonry (http://www.diychatroom.com/f105/)
-   -   Patio ReDo (http://www.diychatroom.com/f105/patio-redo-146801/)

doublea 06-12-2012 09:16 AM

Patio ReDo
 
Just looking for opionions on my upcoming project.

The previous owner put down a paver patio... small pavers, measuring 25'x15', and since I have moved in has become wavy, and looks like garbage. Best part is, he landscapes for a living, and I am sure he did not install the patio correctly. It is possible the patio is 10 years old, and may be why it looks the way it does, but who knows.

Would y'all dig out everything and start over, or just patch up the base and re-lay the pavers. I ask because over 50-percent of the pavers probably have not moved much at all. TY

danpik 06-13-2012 08:39 AM

You could try to repair the sections that are bad. I did this once on a 10 x 10 sidewalk in front of my house and it held for a couple of years. After that it started to move again. Tore it all out last year and found it done all wrong. Someone had dug out the topsoil about 5-6 inches deep, filled the area with sand, leveled? and placed pavers over the 3" of play sand. When I dug it out I found at least 6 more inches of topsoil under the sand in most areas and up to a foot in some others. Once that was all dug out I had a good gravel base exposed (nice gravel vein under my neighborhood). I leveled that and added enough crusher run limestone to bring the level up to 1" below the grade needed for the pavers to go back. After that was compacted I put in screened limestone "sand", tamped and installed the pavers. So far it is looking good even after a goofy freeze/thaw winter.

doublea 06-13-2012 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danpik (Post 942411)
You could try to repair the sections that are bad. I did this once on a 10 x 10 sidewalk in front of my house and it held for a couple of years. After that it started to move again. Tore it all out last year and found it done all wrong. Someone had dug out the topsoil about 5-6 inches deep, filled the area with sand, leveled? and placed pavers over the 3" of play sand. When I dug it out I found at least 6 more inches of topsoil under the sand in most areas and up to a foot in some others. Once that was all dug out I had a good gravel base exposed (nice gravel vein under my neighborhood). I leveled that and added enough crusher run limestone to bring the level up to 1" below the grade needed for the pavers to go back. After that was compacted I put in screened limestone "sand", tamped and installed the pavers. So far it is looking good even after a goofy freeze/thaw winter.

Thanks. I guess I will dig out a corner and see what the base looks like. Something tells me the previous owner only used leveling paver sand below.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 PM.


Copyright 2003-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved