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Old 05-14-2007, 10:23 AM   #1
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Dutch Cobblestone Fir Patios


Throught that I would come back and ask you how to put a Dutch Cobblestone Patio in since you all did not know what I ask yesterday.

I am planning to make my patio 25' X 25' and useing Large 23/8" T X 51/2"W X 81/4"D, how many brick will I need to do this job?

How deep should one go with the gravel, and how deep should one go with the sand?

At present I have a crated concrete patio that needs to come out.

I would like this to look very nice and last a long time.

Has anyone put in a Cobblestone patio and if so what would you have done differant?

I would like to know the Pros and Cons of this patio?

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Go to your local supplier of paving stones.

He will be able to tell you how many you need and what you need for edge restraint depending on the type of soil.

He will also have the installation instructions and the pattern options. If he does not have this simple information, avoid him and go to a real paver supplier.

In general, you will need 4-6" of compacted base and a 1" sand setting bed. After laying, sprinkle masons sand and vibrate the surface with a plate vibrator. You supplier can also steer you to the right base and sand, using your local terminoplogy.

You can also look at the Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI) site for instructions and technical advice.

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