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Old 07-16-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Patio Pavers

My husband installed a 10 x 10 patio last week. Everything looked great at first, but after the first rainfall the joints seem to be wet and will not dry out. He thinks he may have done something wrong, or maybe used the wrong type of sand in the joints.


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Old 07-16-2009, 03:38 PM   #2
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OK, so now what?

With that little bit of information how can anyone here help you?

What type of pavers?
Are they thin tile pavers?
Are they thick cement pavers?

Is this on concrete?
C'mon, need to know more!


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Old 07-16-2009, 05:03 PM   #3
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Are the pavers set on sand that can drain?

you may be dealing with "stepping stones" or real pavers. - big difference.

You can get away with a lot on a patio, but there is a limit.
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They are 16 x 16 brickface pavers, I believe they are stone. We dug down 7 inches, used 3 inches of baserock, then 2 inches of sand, the pavers are 1 3/4 inch thick. The frame is made of 4 x 4's that sit on top of the stone, filled in with the sand. I had a local supply yard deliver the baserock and sand, I explained what we were doing so I am almost certain we used the correct type of rock and sand for the base. We tamped the stone, and sand before laying the pavers. We used all purpose sand (I picked up a few bags at Kmart) to fill in the joints. We did spray the patio down while filling in the joints, and everything dried perfectly, couldnt even see the joints at all. It looked beautiful, until a heavy rainfall a few nights later. Its been a week and the joints still appear wet and very prominate.
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