Pavers and Mortar

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by White Gardens, May 4, 2008.

  1. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I'm doing my first edging job that will be using pavers. I'm using pavloc bravado pavers. I know I need to mortar them in, but how much I use, such as depth, width, consistency, ect... Any other suggestions would be great.

    Thanks guys.
  2. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,629

    we just mortar what's under the soil, so it has a more "natural" look.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Oh ya, I was going to just put in mortar in my "groove" or trench and just lay the blocks in and just make sure they are sitting in it good. I don't want any mortar showing when I'm done, but I want it to hold after a good winter. I hope it's right, don't want to screw it up.
  4. LawnVet

    LawnVet LawnSite Member
    from SE MI
    Messages: 220

    I would be sure to use a good base. I have a customer that had some guys mortar their soldier course along his walk. The soldier is sinking and the mortar shows. He isn't happy. I usually just use a good base and some Bulldog edging. Haven't had any problems with settling on the edges and the Bulldog has always held the pavers as tight as mortar would. Someone correct me if I'm missing something that makes mortar more attractive. I've always been affraid of mortar with the frost heave here in MI.

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