OK,, I did a search and didn't get the stuff I was looking for, so here's my request. I'm about to bid my first paver install. No idea yet just what style will be used, that is yet to be decided, but I need to confirm what I know about installing them or get corrections to the mis-information I have. First off, the job will be somewhere around 5' wide by 40' long, laid in an S curve with the ends at 90 deg to each other, starting at a porch step and ending at the driveway. The walk will be cutting across the corner of the right angle formed by the front of the house and the driveway. I hope that all makes sense. Soil is fairly clean sand. My plan is to remove the new turf and topsoil, along with underlying sand to a depth of 12-15". Fill with 10" +/- of 3/4" plant mix. I'm not sure how universal that term is, but "plant mix" around here is crushed stone of varying sizes mixed with sand and/or rock fines. Compact the bejesus out of the plant mix and top that with rock fines to a depth adequate to bring the grade to slightly less than 2" below finished grade Lay out the curves and install edging to hold the pavers in place. Establish a center line, or lines parallel to the center line, depending on the curves involved. Start laying pavers from center out to keep both side cuts equal. Run a compactor on top of the installed pavers to set them flush to each other and firmly into the base material. Should I have a sand pad on top of the pavers when I run the compactor over them? Dump fine sand on top of the pavers and sweep it across the surface to fill the gaps between pavers and pavers/edging. Up to this point I have done one area about four feet square with a drain in the middle so there was no real grading involved, everything had to slope to the drain and there wasn't room enough to get fancy, I hammered each paver in as they were set. Any input on how many hours it should take to set edging and pavers would be welcomed. Getting the base in is something I can deal with the times myself, but the pavers are totally new to me.