35 Steps to a Completed Paving Stone Installation

1. PLAN OUT THE JOB

2. TARGET THE JOB

3. UNLOAD THE TRAILER

4. PUT OUT A JOB SIGN

5. MEET THE HOMEOWNER

6. GO OVER THE JOB WITH THE CREW

7. WATER DOWN THE BASE

8. MARK THE SLEEVES

9. DIG THE TRENCH FOR THE SLEEVE

10. CHECK AND REPAIR THE SPRINKLERS

11. INSTALL DRAINS

12. ANY MASONRY

13. LAYOUT THE ELEVATION AND JOB WITH STRING LINES

14. SCREED AND PREPARE THE BASE

15. COMPACT THE BASE

16. SCREED THE SAND

17. PAVER LAYOUT AND DIRECTION

18. MOVE PAVERS IN POSITION TO BE LAID

19. LAY THE PAVERS

20. MARK THE BORDER

21. CUT THE BORDER

22. KEEP THE JOBSITE CLEAN

RESTRAINT:

Whatever keeps the stones at the edge of a pavingstone surface in place.

It can be a wall, pavers or bricks set in concrete, etc.

BOND BEAM:

A layer of concrete used to create a restraint for a paver surface.

It is the concrete restraint that goes all the way around on the outside of the paver installation. The purpose of the restraint is to lock the paving stones in place, so that they cannot move sideways.

23. TRENCH FOR THE BOND BEAM

24. MIX THE CONCRETE FOR THE BOND BEAM

25. SET PAVERS IN THE CONCRETE

26. POLY SAND FOR LARGE GAPS

27. POLY SAND AS JOINT SAND

28. COMPACT THE PAVERS

29. CHANGE THE BROKEN PAVERS

30. SWEEP IN THE JOINT SAND

31. COMPACT THE PAVERS AFTER THE JOINT SAND

32. FINAL CLEANUP

33. HOSE DOWN THE PAVERS AND TEST FOR DRAINAGE

34. FINAL JOB WALKTHROUGH WITH THE HOMEOWNER

35. COMPLETED JOB WITH HAPPY HOMEOWNER