Are you thinking about creating an amazing paver patio? While it can be tempting to buy some pavers and start laying them out, you do want to put a little planning into your project. In fact, if you don’t, you may find that you bought too many or too few pavers, that they don’t fit together quite like you expected, or that you have other issues. Here are a few tips for designing the perfect paver patio.
Get All the Measurements
First, you need to do the math. Measure out the space you want to fill with pavers. Next, look at the pavers you want to use and get the measurements from them. Then do the math and figure out how many pavers you need to fill the space. If you’re mixing several sizes or shapes together, it can be a bit of a challenge, but you can figure it out.
Remember that even if you sit the pavers as close together as possible, there’s likely going to be a tiny amount of space between them. This means you may discover that the last paver in a row doesn’t quite fit. You may want to give yourself a little extra space to work with. You can always fill it back in with soil.
Use String to Mark Off Your Patio Before you Dig
Before you dig out the space to level it, mark out your new patio with stakes and string. This way, you’ll be able to get a good idea of exactly how large it will be. You may think you’ll have plenty of space, but after marking it out, you might realize your planned patio is too small. If you determine this before you buy anything or do any work, it’s easier to make changes to your plan.
Don’t Be Afraid to Get Help
If you’ve never done a paver project before, you may not know exactly what you need or what quantities to purchase. Even if you have done small paver projects before, you may have some questions about doing a large patio. The experts here at Island Block & Masonry Supply can help with all of those questions and give you more tips for your patio. Contact us today to discuss your project.