Recently, I've been sharing our backyard makeover. We started by adding a fence and then installing a patio. The patio was seriously hard work and our diy installation included digging a giant hole, putting down a weed barrier, adding a 5 and a half ton layer of rocks, and about a three tons of sand. Once all of that was complete, it was finally time to put down the actual patio pavers!
To make installation a bit easier, we decided on larger 16" square patio pavers rather than small cobblestone pavers. We saved some serious dough by buying the pavers at Home Depot where were able to use a 10% off Home Depot mover's coupon. We chose these BellaCobble Pavers by Pavestone. Each 16" paver stone has a quarter circle design, so four pavers together make this circle motif:
We needed to do some more heavy hauling since the pavers were dropped off on our driveway and needed to be brought into the yard via wheelbarrow. But once all of our groundwork was done, it was fairly simple to put down the patio pavers. The trick was to be patient to ensure the sand layer was level so the patio pavers were put down evenly. However, to ensure proper drainage away from the house we sloped the patio by a few inches.
This project is featured on Transformation Thursday.
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