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Old 07-18-2010, 04:17 PM   #1
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Stone paver through the side gate


I am trying to replace the dead patch of grass as you come thru the side gate to the house to the backyard with paver/flagstones and crushed gravel kind of like in the link/pic below

What kind of prep work do I need before dropping the flagstones and gravel? Do I need to worry about drainage/

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Old 07-18-2010, 07:33 PM   #2
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You typically will have to do some excavation and base work. Even for flag or steppers. Your excavation depends on the region your in ? here's a series of links for proper installation.

http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi?C=3087659
http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi?C=3087674
http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi?C=3087692
http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi?C=3087709
http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi?C=3087726

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Old 08-23-2010, 08:06 AM   #3
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Hmmm...I am only doing like a 10ft x 4ft area
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Dig out 6", compact soil with tamper, lay out landscaping fabric to block weeds, add gravel, tamper, set stone, add more gravel around stone, done.
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