Benefits of Pavers for a Pool Patio
Cross-Section of a Paver Pool Patio
Compacting the subsoil ensures we are building on top of a firm foundation that will not settle.1 of 6
Geotextile separates the subsoil from the base material so that there is no contamination between the two and to provide stabilization especially when paired with geogrid.2 of 6
We install and compact 6″ to 8″ of 3/4″ angular crushed clean stone for our base material. This stone has no fines in it allowing water to move freely through the system without being held thus preventing freeze-thaw cycles.3 of 6
On top of the base material is a bedding layer that does not exceed 1.5″ to level the base material and allow the pavers to be set into the base material.4 of 6
A jointing compound is installed in between the pavers to apply vertical interlock to the system.5 of 6
Pavers are laid on top of the bedding layer and later compacted into the bedding layer along with the jointing compound to lock the system in place.6 of 6
After the excavation, we compact the subsoil so that we are building our base on a foundation that is not going to settle.
Geotextile is laid to separate the subsoil from the base material to ensure no contamination and reinforce the base material. Geogrid is also used to help stabilize our base material.
The base material is installed and compacted. The depth depends on the project. For patios and walkways we install a 6″ to 8″ base and for driveways we install a 12″ to 14″ base.
The bedding layer is screeded at no greater than 1.5″. This allows us to lay our pavers on a finer grade material than the base material.
Pavers are laid on the bedding layer and a vibratory compactor is used to seat them into the bedding layer.
A jointing compound is installed to ensure vertical interlock. A vibratory compactor helps consolidate the material to the bottom of the joint.