Interlocking and Landscaping Specialists
INTERLOCKING STEP BY STEP
Step 1: Excavation(Skip this step if already excavated or if grade needs to be raised)
Excavate the desired area 6.0-7.5" plus the thickness of stone (2.0"-4.75") for a walkway or patio. For a driveway excavate 12" plus the thickness of the stone (3.0"-4.75")
Step 2: Compaction
Compact the excavated area with a plate compactor.
Step 3: Landscape Fabric(Optional)
Lay the fabric down in the desired area. Overlap each new fabric roll by 5"
Step 4: Gravel Aggregates
For walkway/patio Level out 4.5"-6" of Granular A gravel in the desired area. For Driveway level out 9"-12" of granular a gravel.Note-2"-3" At a time per compaction. (Slope gravel away from house/foundation)
Step 5: Compaction
Compact the levelled gravel with a plate compactor.
Step 6: Limestone Aggregates
Level out 2.0"-3.0" of limestone screening. (Slope screening away from house/foundation; keep screening slope consistent with gravel slope)
Step 7: Lay/Cut Paver Stones
On the level surface lay the pavers according to design plan. Make any cuts that have to be done and set the stones in place.
Step 8: Edge Restraints(Optional)
For extra support install plastic/aluminum edge restraints.
Step 9: Compaction
Compact the newly paved area twice.
Step 10: Brush Sand/Polymeric Sand
Brush in dry sand/polymeric sand in between all the joints of the pavers.
Step 11: Compaction
Compact the pavers one final time to allow the sand to fall deep in between the joints.
Step 12: Brush/Blow Sand Off
Brush some more sand into all the paver joints. Then brush off clean. Make sure there is no sand residue left on pavers.
Step 13: Wet The Polymeric Sand(only for polymeric sand installation)
Wet the newly paved area once completely, and then again 10-15 min later. DO NOT WALK/DRIVE ON THE SURFACE WHILE THE POLYMERIC SAND IS ACTIVATING. WAIT 24-48 HOURS.
Step 14: Finish!
Enjoy your new landscaping!