Pergola on pavestone patio

bmackkc

LawnSite Member
Hello all,

We are planning on putting a pergola (Backyard Discovery's Somerville) on top of a yet-to-be built pavestone patio.

What's the best way to secure the pergola, while at the same time keeping it aesthetically pleasing? We'd rather not have the mounting hardware visible. The assembly guide "assumes" that the pergola will be attached to a concrete slab.

Thanks in advance!

Mike
 

Hayduke

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Oregon
Yep. Attach the posts to a post anchor set in concrete, with the concrete set into the gravel base a good inch or two below the paver finish height. Cut the pavers around the post. If you set the post in a deep hole with concrete, you'll have hell to pay if you ever have to remove that post because its rotten.
 
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bmackkc

LawnSite Member
Yep. Attach the posts to a post anchor set in concrete, with the concrete set into the gravel base a good inch or two below the paver finish height. Cut the pavers around the post. If you set the post in a deep hole with concrete, you'll have hell to pay if you ever have to remove that post because its rotten.
Agreed. Any photos of such an application/installation? Thank you.
 

Hayduke

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Oregon
Hard to see because the posts are painted, but we attached those posts to post anchors. The concrete pier is just below the pavers, about an inch or two below the top of the gravel/or sand setting bed. Not sure if that helps. Don't ask about the funky paver pattern. The client had us do the smaller rectangle one year, then had us do the pergola and extension the next year. Pays to plan it out for the long term!

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bmackkc

LawnSite Member
Hard to see because the posts are painted, but we attached those posts to post anchors. The concrete pier is just below the pavers, about an inch or two below the top of the gravel/or sand setting bed. Not sure if that helps. Don't ask about the funky paver pattern. The client had us do the smaller rectangle one year, then had us do the pergola and extension the next year. Pays to plan it out for the long term!

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Looks great! So did you cut the bottom of the pavers that would be sitting on the concrete to make them flush with the rest?
 

Hayduke

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Oregon
Looks great! So did you cut the bottom of the pavers that would be sitting on the concrete to make them flush with the rest?
The concrete pier is just below the pavers, about an inch or two below the top of the gravel/or sand setting bed.
No, There is an inch or two of gravel/sand between the top of the concrete and the bottom of the pavers. No need to cut them
 

Mark Oomkes

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Grand Rapids, MI
Just for discussion's sake...OP, would you build a house on top of asphalt and just anchor it to the asphalt?
 

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