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joaknuck 01-16-2012 01:23 AM

rained on unfinished paver job.
hi , i installed 900 sq ft. of pavers for patio, 6'' base and 1'' of sand ,
complete with concrete edge restraint all around, but didn't complete top layer of sand and compaction. got a little bit of rain and scrambled to cover but not enough tarp or plastic. my question is how long should i let dry out before sanding and compaction? am i ok?

thanks, danny

Bondo 01-16-2012 10:52 AM

Ayuh,... It shouldn't hurt it any,...
The extra water helps with compaction...

joaknuck 01-16-2012 10:31 PM

rained on unfinished paver job.
i pulled my tarps and plastic i put down and i saw that some of the pavers had settled on about 1/4'' half of my job, my concern is will it all level out when i vibraplate it down or do i have to peel up the whole section and re-sand and lay again?? professional opinion needed thanks...

AllanJ 01-17-2012 09:02 AM

If the pavers don't level out by themselves, chance are you did not compact the sand bed enough.

While compacting the sand bed, did you soak it a few times between Vibraplate sessions?

Usually soaking it reduces the amount of mechanical compacting needed before you lay any of the pavers.

Rain is only a problem when it is heavy enough that the sand gets moved considerably (there is erosion).

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