How to Install Paving Stones

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Mark Fuss of Nicolock Paving Stones explains the process of installing paving stones for a patio, deck or driveway.

    Mark Fuss: Hi! My name is Mark Fuss. I'm the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nicolock. In this series of videos we'll show you the proper methodology for installing paving stones and the steps we're going to show you are apropos whether you're installing a walkway, a driveway, a pool deck, or a patio.

    The steps we're going to cover are as follows; the planning of the job, the excavation of the soil, the base installation and compaction, sand screeding, placement of the paving stones, edge restraint installation, and finally the finishing touches necessary to complete your installation. You'll need some tools to finish your installation.

    You'll need a tape measure, some gloves, some wooden stakes, shovel, a three-pound hammer, a carpenter's level, a line level, a carpenter's square, a string line, two large screwdrivers, a broom, a garden rake, a wheelbarrow, a pick, a marking crayon, two pieces of 1-inch diameter conduit pipe, and one piece of 2x4x8 kiln-dried lumber to use as a screed board.

    Before we start, let me tell you a little bit about Nicolock. Nicolock is one of America's premier manufacturers of Hardscape products, including paving stones and segmental wall products. We've been in business for over 50 years. We have plant locations in Lindenhurst, New York, North Haven, Connecticut, and Frederick, Maryland.

    So we can service all of your hardscaping needs in the middle Atlantic region. And if you're looking to hire a qualified professional contractor for your installation, we have the Nicolock Hardscape Pro Program. Hardscape Pro Contractors have been prescreened and pre-qualified to be sure that you're going to get a good installation.

    So let's get started with our installation.