View Full Version : Help with concrete base

04-26-2010, 12:53 AM
Okay so i have an estimate to do for a paver patio but the customer wants a concrete base since the patio thats there that i will be extending from already has a concrete base. and also he is adventually going to put a pizza oven and outdoor fireplace.

so what i need to know is whats the best way to do a concrete base, do bags or have someone come in and do it, just sub contract it out to someone. i dont know.

also im icpi certified but dont know a thing about concrete.

thanks for any help!

04-26-2010, 01:12 AM
excavate area and allow for 3-4" gravel base, 4"concrete + 1" sand (bedding) and thickness of paver, form it up Thickness of paver. pour your concrete and screed it with a 2x4, should be bullfloated but not necessary, allow 24 hrs to set-up , install sand make sure you allow for positive water flow. install pavers, tamp, sweep joints. i would also dowel rebar to existing pad and use 10 gauge wire mesh

04-26-2010, 02:38 PM
The plan's not to put the pizza oven and fireplace on top of the new patio, is it?

04-26-2010, 02:59 PM
its going to be an add on later in the summer, but it will be off the new extensionim going to put in

04-26-2010, 10:17 PM
oh ya, is the gravel base compacted?