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  1. Fire Pit Patio - Gravel Base Questions

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I've been watching YouTube "Installing a paver base for a metal fire pit" and doing that exactly (5'x5' square) except for using 6"x9" paver stones. I've found a local business that sells bulk stone and sand. I believe they have what I need, but the sizes offered of the gravel isn't the 3/4"...
  2. Pager gaps around posts

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I replaced my old wood deck with pavers and was left with gaps around my pergola posts. Two posts have smaller gaps in photo Before I pour paver setting sand I’m thinking either cutting redwood pieces to fill, or maybe better just pour concrete....thoughts? On one more I stupidly poured my...
  3. DIY for Patio (Newbie)

    Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Looking to create a Rectangular Patio with pavers (27 ft x 17 ft). 1) How do you determine which is the right way to slope. Everyone says away from the house but do I create a slope from the Patio door to the lawn or from the deck to the rest of the lawn directly across. Initially received...
  4. Installing paver walkway on a slope

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello! I enjoy DIY projects, but have gotten in a little over my head! I am installing a 30 ft. paver walkway leading up to my front porch. My house is on a slight slope, so to level the walkway, the pavers on the lowest end would be 5 1/4" above the surrounding ground. What would you do? I...
  5. porcelain pavers

    General DIY Discussions
    Hi everyone. I just installed essentially a floating porcelain pavers (.75in thick) on a 1/2 pedestal over the top of my flagstone patio in backyard by a pool. 1600 sqft to be exact. I have 1/4 joints. I want to fill them. Not a fan of the look without them filled and I know the pedestal...
  6. Using wood boards as pavers in garden path

    Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'd like to use treated wood boards in place of brick pavers in a garden path. Instead of building the path as raised in some examples I've seen, I'd like to have the boards directly on the ground, but am unsure what to use underneath them. For standard pavers, a gravel base with sand is...
  7. Floating Deck question

    Building & Construction
    I am planning on building a deck in my back yard. It will only be 4 or 5 inches high. I have left over 24 by 24 pavers left over from another project. Can I use the pavers as deck blocks for a floating deck by mounting the joists to them with concrete anchors or screws?
  8. Water-clay seeping thru new driveway pavers

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am hoping to get an opinion before I contact my contractor. We had our large driveway re-paved late last summer/fall. They dug up, levelled, filled & re-installed the pavers which were in great shape. This was done by a professional landscaper. The job took several weeks and is still under...
  9. pavers issue> stone

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have an 1850 Gothic revival with a herringbone brick sidewalk that is about 50' long and 6' wide. The pavers have been down for at least 75 years. They were a rollercoaster caused by the tree roots and ground settling. The sidewalk connects to a front porch and side porch off the city...
  10. Brick paver porch problems

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello! We bought this house 2 years ago, and in the past 6 mo's we noticed that the porch brick pavers along the front by the steps are starting to lift, and the steps themselves are starting to deteriorate badly (big gaps between bricks, seems a lot worse this year). Attaching a few pictures of...
  11. Patching pavers into old paved driveway?

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Shortly after we bought our house 19 years ago, we noticed that in a section of our driveway about 20' long, the track of the car wheels was sinking and the center stayed elevated. No doubt, the foundation was bad. This past Winter it got so bad that we had to start driving to the side so the...
  12. Paver grill patio >>> How to finish off edges?

    Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi! I finally finished leveling my small paver patio that our grill sits on. Our yard slopes and it was a real bear getting it to this point. Two of the edges (the left side and edge away from the house) are somewhat elevated above the grass/soil line and I'm not sure how to finish them off...
  13. Landscape/Hardscape Project for WET Backyard

    Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hey guys this is my first post here and I figured I would share my project I just did over the past summer. I bought a house and it has a very wet backyard due to clay soils. The walkout basement is at a low point so I figured that I would rent a Kubota and make a mess! I ended up installing a...
  14. DIY Walkway Pavers

    Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello, I built a *Links to another forum removed
  15. Pavers Over Pool Deck + Extension

    Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Ok. Hopefully someone can help me solve this hopefully minor calculation. 7 years ago we put 1 inch brick pavers over our pool decking. We now are getting ready to extend the decking and add a pergola and we want the pavers from the extension to seamless flow into the pavers over the pool...
  16. How to install pavers over concrete?

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We want to expand our patio. Right now, there is an old 12' x 18' concrete patio at the back of the house. We intend to roughly double the size of the patio. Aerial photo attached. The slope of the current concrete seems to be fine. There is about a one-foot slope in the grassy area which...
  17. Ideas for paver patio edge

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am going to be putting in a patio made of portage stone patio pavers. They are interlocking pavers but give the look of natural stone. Each paver is 20 3/4" x 15 1/4" and weigh about 30lbs. My question is since these stones are irregular in shape and unable to get a straight line without...
  18. Lay pavers on sloped concrete slab

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi All, I want to lay pavers over a sloped concrete slab. The slope goes from 0" to 4-1/4," over a distance of six feet. Can I fill the sloped area with gravel, then sand until the entire area is level, or do I need to level the paver bed by some other means, such as pouring concrete to...
  19. Pavers ~ Not for a Patio

    Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am looking at working on a project for my Eagle Scout that involves using 12"x12" concrete pavers for a 20'x7' landscaping mural on a small hill. This is not for a patio and will not be walked on. I will be painting a picture on these pavers. Do I follow the same procedure as if it was for a...
  20. setting paver stone

    Landscaping & Lawn Care
    i have several patches of dirt in my mostly concrete backyard that i would like to cover with paver stone so that weeds don't grow out of it. i am not much of a landscaper and prefer being surrounded with surfaces from which unwanted plants cannot grow. so i was wondering what i should do to...