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Step 1: You'll want to start digging out a patio space.
Step one in constructing a Natural Stone paver patio is excavating the desired site. In addition to the paver depth, you must add 4 inches of gravel and 1 inch of sand. Keeping your motivation up is important, as preparing the space will take the bulk of your time. Dig to the required depth for the entire area, then use a long piece of PVC pipe (about 4 inches in diameter) to check the area's level. Use the tamper to compact the site and make it flat.
Step 2: Spread out the landscaping fabric.
The next step is to lay down landscaping cloth over the soil. This serves two purposes: one; it provides a stable foundation for your gravel; second, it keeps weeds from taking over your patio. It's best to roll it out and have each section overlap by a few inches.
Step 3: Squaring up the edges of the landscaping fabric.
Straighten up the corners with a utility knife.
Step 4: Lay the Gravel.
The best way to cover a large area is with a truckload of stone. That item is hefty, so have them dump it directly next to your patio. Once you've added 4 inches of gravel, stop. Run a rake over it to level it out.
Step 5: Leveling the Gravel.
Lay your level and PVC pipe across the gravel in different directions to see if it is level. If you need to move it, use the rake. Again, please squelch the flames.
Step 6: Spread out some sand.
Then, cover the surface with sand, leaving an inch between each layer. Use sand that is designed for Natural Stone paver patios. Spread it all over the gravel using a shovel and a rake.
Step 7: Make sure the sand is flat.
With a long 24 laid on its side, level the sand. Verify the level of the surface.
Step 8: Suppress the Noise
Use the tamper to pack down the sand.
Step 9: Begin Laying the Pavers.
It's time to start laying the Natural Stone paver for your patio now. If you want your pavers to be level, level the ground first.
Step 10: Modify the Pavers.
Make sure the paver is flush with its neighbors by tapping it with a rubber mallet.
Step 11: Calculate perimeter dimensions.
After the patio's central pavers have been laid out, you may go on to trim the pavers for the patio's perimeter. Take two measurements, one from the top of a paver to the patio's edge and the other from the bottom to the patio's edge, and record the results.
Finally, use a piece of chalk and the resulting measurements to mark your paver.
Step 12: Sever the pavers:
Use the wet saw that is designed for usage on stone or heavy tile. Use a saw to cut along the chalk line you drew before laying the paver. Just do it again with the remaining pavers outside.
Step 13: Measure out a string and use it to mark where the edge will be:
To ensure that the edge of our patio was a diagonal line, we tied a string from one dowel rod to another to serve as a marker and then measured from that point.
Step 14: Install landscape edging:
As the pavers meet the grass, you should use landscape edging to separate the two. We chose to make it this way because we felt more secure with the Natural Stone paver weighing it down, while some people flip the edging so that the scalloped edges rest on top of the grass. Drive the pegs into the ground with a rubber mallet.
Step 15: Use Sand to Cover the Gaps.
Then, use sand to fill the spaces between the pavers. Spread it out in a thin coating on the pavers, and then use a push broom to move it around and into the crevices. And now your patio is complete!