Before you lay down interlocking stones, you need a solid base
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.
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:
- Intalling the base, which supports and keeps the top surface level, and
- Installing the setting bed, which aids in final leveling
How much base materials will you need
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:
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Why it’s important to use the proper base materials
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.
Come into Grand River Natural Stone
Grand River Natural Stone is here to help with your interlocking stone needs.
- If you’re in Kitchener, contact us here.
- In Stoney Creek, contact us here.
- Click here for our London location.
- For Fergus, click here to contact us.
Our team is eager to help you choose the best base material for your project.