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Old 08-09-2011, 05:31 PM   #1
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14" digging for normal brick pavers?


I decided to use red brick as my paver stone at my backyard.

Talked to a landscaper today. He said that as the red bricks are small, he highly sugguest to dig 14" and to have a deeper underlayment.

In my research so far, ppl usually dig 6"-8".

Is he right in the small brick and deeper dig or is he wrong? One thing to mention is that I am up in Quebec,Canada.


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I've seen that much base recommended under some driveways that receive commercial traffic, but never for a patio. It's complete overkill in almost every application. The problem is most hardscaper's take a 2 hour ICPI class and then hold the book of guidelines they receive there as a bible, and can't think outside of that box/book.

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Rather than my repeating myself, please see my comments here: red wall brick as ground paver in the yard?

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The landscaper has a better idea then we will. The base depth has more factors then the size of the pavers. Underlying soil conditions effect how deep the underlayment should be as well. 6-8 inches is considered the norm but poor soil can require much more.
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14" digging for normal brick pavers?


Got more quote from some other landscaping companies. MOst of them said 14" digging.

Is there something to do with our weather? I am up in quebec, Canada.

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Hoping to get insights from experienced guys... Thanks a lot!!

any idea will help. thanx


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