So I'm doing the large paver project in my thread. With all the rain we've been getting, and is in the forecast, I've got a question. As soon as the sidewalk is removed, I'm going to get the grading done and start laying my crushed gravel base. I think I'm going to use geo-fabric as a barrier between the fill and the existing dirt. The question is, will I have any issues if I lay the base for the whole 245 feet and it gets rained on. I wouldn't think it's an issue, but I didn't know if any of you guys have dealt with this before. Also, one more question. What do you guys use for temporary restraints to hold back the fill where I need to raise the dirt around it. A couple of spots are low, so I'm trying to figure the best way to raise it. One section is a circle in the middle of the sidewalk, and in the center will be an annual bed. Thanks for all your guys help. I'm not a full time hardscaper, but I have been around it enough working for others, and done a few smaller projects that I'm confident in my work. I just need a little real world advice from you full time guys. Thanks. N. White.