How else would it be done if you don't lift up your pavers and dig a hole?
There is a lotta leeway in what that becomes, so unless you have it designed already (e.g. 12" or 16" sonotubes? 8' or 16' span?), I would just do it later.big post and beam covering/pergola with a roof
Hey RobI've heard it's "easy" and "I wouldn't do that"...
What is the right way to property dig/install footers under an existing paver patio? I live in South Eastern, PA and I'm having a patio paver installed in the next week or 2. We've always wanted a portion of the patio to have a nice big post and beam covering/pergola with a roof, but it's not in our budget to do the patio and covering at the same time, so we plan on doing later on.
I know I need to go down min 36" etc, but I'm trying to find out from someone who's done this before, what steps they took and what they would do differently etc.
I was told you would just pull up the pavers, dig and pour your footers and cut the previous pavers to fit your post. Is that it? Just looking for some guidance here.