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la15ota 07-04-2008 09:04 AM

edging material for base rock and patio pavers
 
Getting ready to get the base material delivered. Need suggestions on how to keep it in place since the lot is already flattened. Should I frame it with 2x4's? I am planning on backfilling with dirt once the patio is complete, but I don't want the base to spread out to far.
Also, what kind of edging to you recommend to keep the pavers in place?

KUIPORNG 07-04-2008 10:01 AM

should dig a big hole...
 
You should really dig out the dirt to keep the sub base contained in the confined area.... if you choose to raised the bed and therefore the final surface.... you save on the digging but you need to work on the edging like you are thinking about now.... if this is the route to go... I would choose those retain wall building blocks (example: Allan block) to build the edging... as you need strong structure to hold the final subbase/resulting surface pavers...etc. you kind of building a mini-retaining wall....

I hope you have access a subbase material called HPB (High preformance bedding) at your location, I am using it and it is great and simple... a revolutional invention in landscape industry I say....

As per eding to keep the pavers.... if you use retain wall system there you don't need that... if not... I have the same situation and thinking about using those plastic strips with 10" nails... then cover the trench with some decorating rocks or mowing curbs or just dirts and then grasses...

Another option is to use concrete for edging which I am also considering...


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