Ideal for walkways, patios, and landscape borders, pavers serve a functional purpose while adding interest and aesthetic appeal to your outdoor space. Installing pavers over concrete defeats some of the main benefits that you get with pavers.
Once you understand how pavers work, you will find that removing concrete before installing pavers will ensure a long-lasting paver driveway, patio, pool deck or walkway.
- Pavers are designed to be flexible with the surface. They are installed so they can move with the earth as the temperatures warm and cool.
- Drainage! Where is the water going to go when it weeps between the pavers and then sits under them trapped by adhesive dams used to glue your pavers down. And then it freezes.
- Installing a paver walkway will increase your curb appeal.
What do you put under pavers?
Start with the right base material to keep your pavers properly supported.
- Sand. A thick layer of sand below your pavers will cushion them while allowing water to flow through properly. …
- Crushed Stone. Roughly crushed stone makes a good base for pavers that will be used more regularly. …
- Stone Dust. …
- Compacted Soil.