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I'm doing my first paver job... at my own home... figure it is the best place for the hands on learning part. I want to do the project in my spare time... maybe a couple hours a day. I already have the base finished and compacted, and I'm ready to screed my 1" sand base to set the pavers on. My question is this, can I put my sand base on a portion of of the patio, lay around 100 ft. sq. of pavers, and then pick back up the next evening, and once I have all the pavers layed (about 575 sq ft. including walkway), then brush my poly sand in and tamp (maybe over a 4-5 day period)? I could work from one side of the patio to the other, and leave my inside screed support in place to give me a good reference point to work from. Is this an acceptable way to proceed and still get a quality finished surface?
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I KNOW someone on here can give me some help on this issue. My question is a simple one... can I sand a small portion of my project and lay the pavers on that section, and then do the same thing each day for about 5 days, and then spread my poly sand and tamp when I have all the pavers down (about a 6 day total process). Can I walk on the layed pavers before they are tamped in?
Thanks to all... I think what I am hearing is that I should lay what I can per day, and screed at least a foot beyond that. Next day screed and lay pavers, again leaving at least a foot screeded beyond that are. Stay off edges! Tarp if it looks possibility of rain. When all pavers are laid, sweep poly in and tamp entire area. Has that got it?
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