I put an inch layer of mason sand down over a compacted base of process, and am about to lay large concrete pavers (18"x18", 12"x18", and 9" square) down.

Now I'm reading that I should have used concrete sand.

Will mason sand work ok? I'm noticing that when dry it compresses and spreads very easily when I lay the large pavers down.


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Coarser sand is better.

Concrete sand would work much better than mason sand.

When I used to do pavers we would use crusher dust.

That being said, it's a patio and not a driveway or a road, so I don't think I would be overly concerned if I had already put down mason's sand.

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