How To Build A Raised Paver Patio
The popularity of patio pavers has traveled across the globe. Whether
you are in America or in Europe or in Asian Countries, you'll see houses
built with these beautiful raised spots inside their homes. Since a
patio paver is durable, strong, and affordable, they are opted choices
by those families who want to have a leisurely place inside their homes.
Patio pavers are really available in a wide variety of paving options;
they are reasonably priced and the materials are definitely not hard to
find. However, if you have a tight budget and you couldn't afford to pay
extra men to do the building for you, you can definitely do it yourself.
Here is a step-by-step guide to teach you how to build a raised paver
How To Build A Raised Paver Patio: The Materials
First off, you have to gather all the materials you need. They can be
found greatly on hardware stores within your vicinity. They would
comprise the following: pavers, square shovel, pavers sand, steel tine
rake, Mason's cord, four wood stakes, 25foot measuring tape, 2" x 4"
boards, 4" x 4" tamper or square post, workmen's gloves, rubber mallet,
level, and a brush or broom. When you have gathered all these, you can
proceed to the first step on how to build a raised paver patio.
How To Build A Raised Paver Patio: The Steps
Before even touching your materials, decide on the size and shape that
you want to know how to build a raised paver patio that's perfect enough
to suit your desires.
Outline the size and shape using the larger materials. You can gauge the
area through your tape measures. Since you are planning on a raised
paver patio, dig in the patio site through your square shovel. You have
to shovel at least four inches in depth.
To make the ground smooth, use your tine rakes. Compact the area using
the tamper once you are satisfied with a flat ground. Place your pavers
in the overall size of the patio; make sure they fit in the space that
you have cleared. Once you've confirmed a measurement, start removing
Lay a 2-by-4 horizontally on the ground to make sure that you have
enough ground space for your drainage; it should always be higher to
accommodate flow of water to the drainage. Spread the sand and pavers
all across your marked area. Once again, compact your sand to make it to
make it look even on the ground. Using your 2-by-4, smooth the area
right before putting your pavers.
Use the level to keep on checking if your pavers are leveled or sloped
in the direction from the house. Put all the pavers starting at the
nearest point of your house and going outwards in direction. Sand should
be poured over your pavers and use the brush to drive the sand toward
the spaces. Add sand little by little to the spaces as rain or water
will tend to wash the sand away.
You can ask for advice from the hardware stores to know more on how to
build a raised paver patio. Books can also be in great availability in
case you're planning to build complex patios. If you are already into
constructing, then building a patio would definitely be easy for you.
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