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Small Patio

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by AndrewE, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. AndrewE

    AndrewE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    This will be my first patio install and I'm looking for some quick tips and help with pricing.

    Patio will be 119sq. ft.
    Pavers will be Riverwalk Paver 16inx16in and cost 3.97 each
    Patio is on flat ground
    Sides are 14x3x3x7x10x11

    1.How much base do I need?
    2.Do I need to rent a power compacter?
    3.HOw should I price this?
    Sorry no pictures of the area.
  2. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    You are actually laying paving slabs, not pavers. By definition, a unit 16x16 does not meet the three criteria to technically be a paver. Paving slabs are installed pretty much the same way as pavers. However, you will NOT COMPACT THE SLABS WITH A MECHANICAL COMPACTOR WHEN DONE. If you do, there will many many many broken slabs.

    Good luck on your project.


    Rex Mann

    ICPI Instructor

  3. AndrewE

    AndrewE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    Thanks Rex Mann

    Still not sure on a price. I was thinking like $1200
    And Will a 6 in base good
  4. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    I am not sure about the base in region of the country. Call a paver supplier or manufacture and ask them. 6-inches would be used in poor (weak) soils with little bearing capacity or in freeze-thaw climates.




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