Here is my first attempt at a paver patio. Obviously I am only finished with the wall which will be the majority of the edging (the rest will be the foundation of my house). The 3/4" minus is sitting in the street in front of my house which I will be bringing in this weekend. I am planning on doing approx. 6" of 3/4" minus (compacted in 3" lifts) for the base and then an inch of sand. Please offer any criticism/advice you see fit. Couple of questions: 1. The wall is almost perfectly level all the way around (except for the two sides that go up to the house which have 2% fall away from the house for drainage). About 4 (out of the 90) capstones teeter a little bit and aren't in high traffic areas. I haven't glued any of the capstones down yet. Will these teetering capstones create an issue for me? 2. As you can see, I have put geotextile down before the base. I ran it up the back of the wall and tucked it under the capstones. The reason I ran it up the wall was to prevent any of the base or sand from washing out through the wall over time. Was I correct in doing this? What have you guys done before (if anything) to prevent washout through the wall from occuring? 3. I will have to build 3 steps up to my back door (28" fall from threshold to top of patio). The first step from the house will be a 3' by 3' landing (dictated by the wall coming out from the foundation), plus I think a landing right outside the door is a good idea anyways. Should I use the same block that I used for the retaining wall for the steps? I was planning on using two blocks stacked with a capstone on top for each step(the blocks are 4" tall and the capstone is 2" tall). I was planning on burying the first course of blocks for the stairs 3" for stability. That would leave me with 1" of exposed step for the first course, stack a 4" block on top of that and then the 2" capstone on top of that for my 7" rise. Does this sound like the right way to go about it? I can't get away from this website because most of you guys (and gals) do extremely good work and I have gotten some good ideas. The patio is approimately 750 square feet. Would you have tried to tackle this for your first job? I have confidence I can get it done, but am not so confident the patio will pass the test of time. thanks in advance for any advice/criticism.