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Grabbit 01-09-2011 01:48 PM

My DIY Paver patio on the cheap....
I completed my small 12x12 square patio a while back and I thought I would share. The goal was to put in some sort of patio roughly big enough for a small outdoor table and shares or lounge chairs on a shoestring budget. I wasn't sure on the materials to be used but I passed up a sign on the side of the road next to several pallets of pavers at a really good price. I got the entire pallet for $160 delivered! Overall I think I have about $500 on the high estimate into everything. I followed the instructions on this link and it turned out pretty good.

joeg679 01-15-2011 12:54 AM

looks very nice

oh'mike 01-15-2011 08:13 AM

Great first post---Where are you? Looks like a Dry area---Sure looks like you did the job the right way---Have you done patio stones before?---Mike--

DrHicks 01-15-2011 12:07 PM

Nice job! VERY nice job! :thumbsup:

Grabbit 01-15-2011 01:25 PM

Never done any pavers or patio stones before. I'm quite pleased with the result. It isn't really too hard. The only thing I would do differently next time is grade the area I excavated a little better before adding the ABC and compaction. The compacted soil was nice and hard but a little uneven in areas and I had to make this up with leveling the sand on top which was a PITA!

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