Brick pavers are durable and attractive in a path or a patio, and they're not too difficult to install. You'll need to use sand--on top of crushed stone--as the top layer of the base on which the pavers will be installed. Sand provides a stable base for brick pavers. Taking time to level the sand before beginning will ensure a solid, level surface when your installation is complete.
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Things you need
- 2 pipes, 1-inch diameter
Place the two 1-inch pipes approximately three feet apart. Bring them level with each over along their whole length by setting a level across them. Use additional pipes for larger surfaces.
Fill the area between and on either side of the pipes with sand. Use enough to slightly cover the pipes.
Place the two-by-four across the pipes and gently pull the sand in one direction, making it smooth and level. Fill any depressions with sand and repeat the process until there is a smooth, flat surface between and on both sides of the pipes. Repeat if doing a larger surface.
Remove the pipes and fill the depressions they left with more sand during paver installation.
Tips and warnings
- Do not walk on the sand after levelling. Begin installing brick pavers from one edge and walk on the paver side, rather than the sand side, during installation.
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