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CheapScapesNC
06-01-2011, 12:44 AM
Searched the forun but did not see anything. I normally install the snap edging on top of the base and then put the sand in and screed. Someone recently told me they put the snap edging on top of the sand after screeding and laying the pavers. Makes measuring where to install the edging easier but seems like you would get erosion near where the snap edge is installed, causing it to sink.

What do you all do? Also any thoughts on screeding crushed stone instead of bedding sand?

Thanks in advance for your input....

shovelracer
06-01-2011, 07:41 AM
edge always on the base

Bru75
06-01-2011, 08:47 AM
Pavers first, pull the sand away from edges, install edging on base.
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DVS Hardscaper
06-01-2011, 08:52 AM
Base first
Layer of screeded concrete sand
Lay Pavers
Pull back sand from edge of Pavers with a nursery spade
Install restrain on aggregate base



Whoever is telling you they install restraint over the sand are telling you incorrect information.
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CheapScapesNC
06-01-2011, 09:28 AM
Base first
Layer of screeded concrete sand
Lay Pavers
Pull back sand from edge of Pavers with a nursery spade
Install restrain on aggregate base



Whoever is telling you they install restraint over the sand are telling you incorrect information.
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Thanks everyone for confirming what I knew, I have never done it and it sounded wrong.