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Old 05-25-2019, 10:30 PM   #1
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I'm putting "9x9" stone in a 54"x36"area outside my shed that can't grow grass and turns to mud when it rains. I am not staggering the stone and was wondering if I need to leave a gap between the stones, or just but them up together and put the sand over it. Thanks!

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You can butt them together usually. Is this an engineered stone?
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Not sure. Here is a picture.
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Engineered stone. Zero gap should be fine.
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Actually, they are designed to be butted together, with an edging to hold them securely in place, and the sand vibrated / tamped, between the joints.

It should not take much sand, if you have them edged securely in place.

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Just the black standard edging around the area and then backfill with sand then topsoil? Would just back filling with sand and topsoil be adequate? It's just a small area in front of a shed.
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I must have misunderstood, you're wanting to use these as "landfill"?

Not for the paving purpose of everyone else?

Then why spend the extra $ for something that you are burying, just use the grey CMU material that costs less $.

These are the 8" x 16" x3"thick blocks.

And if you are not paving with them, and just burying, the edging is not necessary, because the surrounding ground should hold them securely enough that they won't shift, with the soil and turf atop them.

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They will be at grade. Here is what I have so far. Gravel 4" below grade and putting in 2" sand and the 2" for block. I was just going to fill around the exterior with topsoil.
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All right!.

You have the basics there, just need the black edgings, to secure the pavers, and then the sand in the spaces.

and your side dirt, to raise the area up to "GRADE".

Should be a much cleaner area after the work is completed, all mud gone, and safer for you to step on too.


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Final product. Tossed some mulch in their for now.
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Well done. Looks clean!!!
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