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Brick pavers

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by neversatisfiedj, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    I have a job to reset a brick paver patio. Do you use the standard concrete paver installation ? Can I run a tamper over them without damaging them ? Thank - I have never done a ral brick paver patio , always concrete pavers, usually hanover or ephenry
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    I would use a rug or pad on the tamper.
  3. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    yes I agree. I was just worried if real brick would be more brittle than the modern concrete pavers.
  4. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,702

    True PAVING brick is much harder and stronger than concrete pavers. However, the corners and edges are prone to chipping. I like to lay a thin sheet of plywood over the pavers before I use a plate compactor. This also keeps the plate from scuffing the brick surface.
  5. PowerPlay

    PowerPlay LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    Never had a problem going right over them with the compactor. You may get a couple chips here and there, but I have never really noticed it. I often use the modular brick pavers which are the thin ones and make several passes over them without any problems. No scuffing either. Don't waste time worrying about it or covering the pavers. I can post a pic of a pathway we did last week.

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