Installing Paving Stones – Paver Placement

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Mark Fuss of Nicolock Paving Stones explains the process of paver placement for your paving stone installation.

    Mark Fuss: Hi! I am Mark Fuss, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nicolock. And in this segment, we're going to talk about the installation of the paving stones themselves and the edge restraint. Install the paving stones by clicking them to the adjacent pavers and dropping them into the sand setting bed.

    Most paving stones have a built-in spacer bar to create the spacing that you might need for the pattern. For best results and best color blending pull pavers from different palettes as you install them working section by section not layer by layer. Make sure that you start at a perfect 90 angle so you can continue the pattern throughout the entire installation.

    Using a wet saw cut any pieces needed to fill in the pattern. Make sure that you use appropriate protection when using the saw and also make sure that the cutting is done away from the pavement so you don't stain the paving stones as you install them. An edge restraint has to be used on any side not up against the permanent structure such as the house.

    Nicolock recommends the use of a plastic edge restraint, because it won't rot or decay and allow you to grow the grass right up to the edge of the pavement.

    So now that the paving stones have been installed and the edge restraint is in place we'll move on to our last step which is the sand sweep of the joints.