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ryan319 04-18-2010 09:32 AM

patio question
 
hi, i'm planning a 28X18 patio that will be under an elevated deck. is there any downside to doing a concrete paver paver with pea gravel grout lines, similar to the attached pic.

http://ecyprex.com/images/photo-9.jpg

i plan to edge the patio with 4x4 treated lumber. the base with be 3" of crushed gravel and about 1 or 1.5" of sand. will i have any issues with the pavers moving? will i regret using pea gravel because it makes a mess everywhere?

Bushman 04-18-2010 06:16 PM

The pea stone will be all over the place. If your looking for a grout line look then try a different color paver. I would not use pea stone with pavers. Your pavers will move all over because the peastone will not hold them in place. Where are you located? I would go with a thicker crushed gravel base in the north because of frost/freeze

ryan319 04-18-2010 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Bushman (Post 430331)
The pea stone will be all over the place. If your looking for a grout line look then try a different color paver. I would not use pea stone with pavers. Your pavers will move all over because the peastone will not hold them in place. Where are you located? I would go with a thicker crushed gravel base in the north because of frost/freeze

i'm also in the north (PA). i think i'm just going to do a solid patio.


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