Stepping up to paver driveways?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by CNYScapes, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 916

    For you experienced paver installers- I have been installing paver walkways and patios for about 5 years now. I want to take on some paver driveways this year, but i am a little intimidated at the thought of vehicle traffic on the pavers. You know sagging spots where the cars park and such. What are some tips you guys can give me so I have the confidence to complete a job like this? Thanks in advance for any advice.
  2. mattydjakd

    mattydjakd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    larger base, compact the hell out of it in layers.
  3. chesie

    chesie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Knowing your soil type is a major part of the game. Different soils compact differently and support loads differently. It can be very beneficial to have compaction tests done by a soils lab to prevent call backs later. All in all you are looking at a min. 6" base 10" + being preferred.

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