If your long weekend landscape upgrade plans include laying a new driveway or installing new patio stones, it’s important to remember that, like most renovation jobs, preparation is everything.
Though the interlock pavers or concrete bricks are the crowning glory, they can’t do the job alone.
You need to build a solid foundation, as the base materials you choose need to provide enough support to prevent settling over time and allow for proper drainage. Once the project’s excavation is complete, the next two steps are:
When it comes to materials, a minimum of 8-12 inches of a well-compacted base and a one-inch sand setting bed are standard, but how much you need will be determined by the soil condition of your property.
Here are some choices and what to keep in mind when making a selection for your project:
A properly prepared, well-compacted base to your patio stones or driveway will save you money in the long run, via lower maintenance and repair costs.
When you take the time to create a solid base, you’ll have a smooth paved surface that will withstand years of use and resist cracking due to freezing and/or thawing.
An added bonus is the beauty and character you’ll bring to your home.
Grand River Natural Stone is here to help with your interlocking stone needs.
Our team is eager to help you choose the best base material for your project.