How to Build Pavers Patio?

Have you longed for a paver patio with a welcoming, sturdy curb appeal?

Creating a custom paver patio makes turning your backyard or front yard into a living space quite easily. Outdoor pavers in Prineville, OR, can be customized to your liking with a variety of custom designs, patterns, and features. 

If you require any help building a pavers garden patio, you’re in the right place.

If you require any help building a pavers garden patio, you’re in the right place. Nowadays, you can do the installation of pavers stones yourself. This step-by-step guide will teach you how to build a paver terrace. 

How do you build a paver patio step by step?

Plan Paver Size

A patio size should be something you are able to build in several days or weeks. This is often around 100-150 square feet. You can use full-size patio bricks without having to cut them. To nudge patios larger or smaller, you can use one row of pavers in the Bend, OR, and eliminate the need for cutting pavers with a concrete cutter.

Choose Patio Location

You can choose to have the paver patio placed on a level surface or with a slight slope to encourage water drainage. The slope of the patio pavers will help to drain water away. You can also build a slope into your base materials. However, you must first ensure that the site is not inclined towards the house.

It would be best to consider trees, shading, sun, and the positions and times of the sun throughout each season.

Get Materials

Calculate the number of pavers and base material you need using your plan. To determine the area, measure the width and length. A space measuring 10 feet by 15 feet in length is 150 square feet. To account for wastage, add 10%; Joints can be as large as 1/2-inch.

You can also press the pavers against each other. You can press the pavers against each other to create micro-joints that are almost invisible to the eyes but large enough to allow you to sweep in some locking sand.

Turf removed

To remove turf, you can use the turfing knife to cut it into strips measuring 1-foot wide by 3-feet long. The strips can be rolled up and used to patch or compost any bare areas of the lawn.

Dig Out Area

Excavate about 5 inches above the level of the surrounding grass. This will allow the pavers’ top to be at ground level: 4  inches of the base, 1 inch of sand, and 1-inch thick pavers.

Install the Foundation

You can make a paver foundation from gravel or sand. Use it to lay a base layer of 2″ – 3″ while using a plate compactor or a wet sponge to moisten the foundation. Continue to work until you have a base that is 6 inches in diameter with a solid pack and a slope. 

NOTE: Before laying pave stones, always check the slope and depth.

Lay the Pavers

You can make a paver patio with a 6-inch base. Begin by placing pavers along your edge. Next, work your way through your layout. Continue to work inwardly, starting from the outer perimeter. You should inspect the sides, tops, edges, and pavers every step to make sure they are all in place.

Add Joint Sand

DIY paver patios require finishing sand. After you have secured your blocks’ placement and tapped them down to it, add the sand. To fill in any cracks or uneven areas, sweep the sand across the top of your concrete paver. To settle the sand, use a temper and repeat the process as needed. Use a leaf blower or a broom to remove any excess sand. Be sure to pay attention to corners and crevices. Then spray the entire area with a hose. Allow the sand to cure for at most 24 hours.

Finish & add the final touches

This is the time to add finishing touches to your paver terrace. You can finish the job by polishing the pavers’ tops after filling any cracks in the brick paver patio. You can also add color to the space by lighting, landscaping, or seasonal accents, such as mulch or heaters.

Final Takeaway

Materials can be difficult to transport and are not practical to purchase in bags. It’s better to have the pavers in Redmond directly deliver them to you from the supplier. The size of your paver patio will depend on the condition of your outdoor living space, as well as the availability of assistance. It is generally more difficult for paver patios to be built that are larger than 100-150 square feet. This may mean hiring a professional landscaping firm like Neathery Landscape, who can efficiently handle your paving project & finish within the stipulated timeframe without burning a hole in your pocket.