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You typically want pavers sitting on top of a sand and compacted rock base. This allows for some movement as needed and some drainage if needed. If you are in a freeze/thaw climate, adhering the pavers to the sidewalk likely wouldn't work very well as water will eventually get under the pavers and start cracking everything a it freezes. Ideally, you're ...


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I have never tried to adhere pavers to a sidewalk, but can't say I wouldn't recommend it. Instead I would install paver edging along the edges of the sidewalk and set the pavers in between them. Then I would fill in between the pavers in with polymeric sand to lock them in. Paver edging:


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Firstly, when it comes to quantities, that’s really easy: you have the area and you have "height" of every layer, so just multiply those two numbers and add 10-15% because you always lose some material. Now when it comes to how thick layers should be that depends really. You should excavate fertile layer of soil (at least) because this layers contains ...


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A hand compactor will not cut it I am afraid. Is there no one where you live renting out plate compactors by the day? The subbase and sand need to be really compacted, flat and laid to falls, for the concept of block paving to even work, plus you also need to run the compactor over the finished paving (using the supplied rubber mat) to settle in the paving ...


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I've been installing pavers for over 35 years and have maintained a semi of pavers a day for our production. I have to tell you that the more sand you use the more problems you will have. The best is 1/2 inch: This way the sand won't filter out over time leaving you with uneven surfaces. I can't believe some sites are stating to use up to 2 inches of sand! ...



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