What to Put Under Pavers

If you want to lay  paving stones you will require method and order. Next you will see the main information about what to put under pavers. You will learn everything about this type of installation and preparation. Furthermore, for your patio, yard or paved path you will need to remain beautiful for years. For this purpose and for functional longevity you will need to know how to prepare your installation site.

Your work starts with choosing your suitable pavers. These are aesthetics kind of choice with the following materials:

  • Concrete.
  • Stone or reconstituted stone.
  • Paving for grass, and others.
  • You must think in a material choice that will be exposed to all climatic hazards and other trampling shocks. Thus, before choosing a paving stone, you must consider the place of installation, and therefore, the use.

Now we will see the types of pavers depending on two techniques.

Laying the bricks on a bedding of sand

In this case the pavers are installed on bedding sand, also known as concrete sand. This is the best coarsed sand for pavers that doesn’t trap excess moisture under the pavers-a sand joint or a poured joint blocks the pavers between them. This type of laying sand is recommended for pedestrian areas.

In can be possible for a road suitable for motor vehicles if the paving stones have a thickness greater than 6 cm. You can reinforce the bedding base by stabilized sand, if you consider necessary. You can do it adding a hydraulic bender, cement or lime. When you decide to do it with compacted sand this must be firmly packed and with sand of different particle sizes.

This is the first step you must follow when you are making a hardscape project in your brick patio, using pavers additions. If you want to learn more please contact us. We have the best service in Chicago.


This is how we prepare paver base:

1. Area Cleaning: We start by removing the existing concrete slab. Then we excavate to reach 9" depth. The ground under gravel base will be pitched to direct water away from property. We then haul away waste from concrete removal and excavation.

2. Base Prep: We start by compacting subsoil. Then installing a non woven fabric weed barrier to avoid aggregates mixing with the soil. We then install 3" of clean limestone 3/4 size called CA7 and compact it. Then we add 1" of clean limestone chips (not sand limestone). Using clean aggregates will ensure drainage flow. This is the best option of permeable purposes.