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Old 01-16-2012, 01:23 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 01-16-2012, 10:52 AM   #2
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Ayuh,... It shouldn't hurt it any,...
The extra water helps with compaction...


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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...
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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).
The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit.
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