Many homeowners are DIY enthusiasts and like to handle home improvement tasks themselves. It can be quite fulfilling to build a deck from scratch or build a pergola above the patio. When it comes to landscape installations; it’s best to hire the services of a skilled landscape contractor.
We at Paverock Dallas have been operating in this space for a number of years and know what it takes to provide excellent paver design and installation services to customers in and around Dallas, Fort Worth, Garland, Plano, Irving, Arlington, Frisco, Grapevine, Richardson and Mesquite, TX.
DIY Paver Installation Steps
However, if you have some knowledge and experience with installing basic masonry features, and want to install pavers on your property, you can manage the job yourself too. Here are some basic steps to follow for DIY paver installations:
- Check Products - Today, there are a number of different paving products available on the market and even before you start on the project, you should check what the latest trends are. Since the outdoor spaces are constantly exposed to the elements and have to endure heavy wear and tear, it’s a good idea to use high-grade, resilient paver units, like the ones that Belgard manufactures. These concrete pavers are available in various designs and look like brick or natural stone. The interlocking concrete pavers are a good option as they are easy to install and maintain.
- Planning - This is the next phase of the project and you would have to survey, the space to be paved, take detailed measurements and decide what size and shape of pavers you want to install there. Your local paver supplier will be able to provide you the products you need, based on the dimensions of the space to be paved.
- Installation - Ensure that the base is graded well; cover the area with sand and gravel and compress it using a rented plate compactor; this helps provide a solid base for the paving units. Make sure that the base has a slight slope towards the exterior of your property so the water drains away from your home structure. Install the pavers and the edge restraints as per the design so the paver units stay firmly in place.
- Sand and seal - Once the pavers have been installed and the joints have been sanded, sweep away all the excess sand and spray water all over the installation. This helps the sand settle into the grooves well. If necessary, spread some more sand and ensure the joints are filled with it. Clean all the debris and sand from the surface and allow it to dry for a day. You can then use a good sealant to seal the paver surface; this makes it dust and wear-resistant.
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