How to Make Your Own Cobblestone Pavers

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How to Make Your Own Cobblestone Pavers
A cobblestone patio. (rittenhouse square cobblestone image by Jorge Moro from Fotolia.com)

Cobblestone pavers are used to create paved areas, such as driveways, walkways, paths, garden edging, and patios. Cobblestone pavers create an elegant look. They can be made from marble or granite or can be created with clay or concrete. The type of material that you use depends on your budget and the look that you are trying to achieve. Pavers are available in a range of colours and textures. Because cobblestones are so strong, they will last for years.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Cobblestone paver moulds
  • Quickcrete
  • Powdered colourant
  • Broom
  • Polymeric sand

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Choose the cobblestone paver moulds that you wish to use for your project.

  2. 2

    Mix the concrete according to directions on the package.

  3. 3

    Add the powdered colourant to your concrete mixture.

  4. 4

    Pour a small amount of release agent, such as vegetable oil, into the mould. This prevents the concrete mixture from sticking to the mould.

  5. 5

    Add the concrete mixture to your mould. Fill it about halfway and tap the mould on the ground several times to remove air bubbles; then continue to fill the mould to the top and tap again several times.

  6. 6

    Dry the concrete by leaving it in the mould for about 24 hours.

  7. 7

    Prepare the area on which you intend to lay cobblestones. Make sure it is smooth and free of debris.

  8. 8

    Lay out the pavers.

  9. 9

    Sweep polymeric sand into the joints between the pavers and wet the surface with a hose. This process settles the sand. It should be repeated until the cobblestone area has the appearance of being fully grouted with the sand solidly in place.

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