Screed sand question

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Rick ND, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Rick ND

    Rick ND LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Hey folks,

    I'm a DIYer putting in my first brick patio at the house.

    The outfit i'm buying the pave edge from said I should use only a 1/2 inch of screed sand ... they say it's better in our frigid climate.

    The recommendation differs from what I've read here so I thought I'd ask what you folks thought.

    Thanks!! in-advance for any/all replies.
  2. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,315

    Just use 1"... I'm not sure what climate has to do with it...?
  3. mzgloves20

    mzgloves20 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    Ditto, use the inch...solid enough but forgiving enough
  4. Merlin300

    Merlin300 LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Posts: 156

    I live in Michigan which also gets cold, 1" is the norm and always works.

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