12" paver base?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by VO Landscape Design, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 355

    A "friend" of mine wants a pathway with some existing 12" square 2" thick patio blocks. The path will be 2' wide and about 40 ' long. Would 3/4 rock 2" thick and 2" thick paver sand then blocks be correct? Just starting with the hardscaping. Dealing in mostly plant installs.
    Thanks
    Joel
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,406

    Nah, Dude.

    The aggregate base needs to be no less than 4" after compaction. compacted in 2-3-inch lifts. Aggregate must be a crusher run, typically 3/4" down to fines.

    The bedding sand shall be screeded to 1-inch. No more no less.
     
  3. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    what he said ^..............use a plate tamper to compact
     
  4. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 355

    Thanks will do.
    Joel
     

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