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Old 04-18-2010, 08:32 AM   #1
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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.

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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?

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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

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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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