Paver patio base panels are made from some sort of lightweight polypropylene that exhibits the feature of high density. The panels are composed of tongue-and-groove or shiplap edges with intentions to keep the panel edges flush with one another. This thin plastic mat can replace a 6-inch deep layer of compact gravel.These panels spread out the load so that the weight is distributed thoroughly and widely. This phenomenon generates lesser pressure on the soil and prevents those paver bricks from becoming uneven.
These panels could provide an insulating layer that reduces the hazards caused by soil that refreezes. Paver patio base panels also have built-in channels and holes to drain out the water to the sand layer below it. These panels are equivalent to a compact gravel base with incredible load distribution along with superiority for thermal resistance.
Step 1: Planning on the paver area
First, plan the size and mark the area with something like paint or string.
Figure out the material you need with measurement of width and length.
Then, divide the square footage of your patio by coverage of the square foot of each panel to determine the number of panels. Additional 20 percent might be required in case of irregular shape.
Step 2: Excavation on the paver patio area
Grass and other vegetation should be removed and skimmed off 2-4 inches to the soil.
Plate compactor needs to be used to tamp down the soil.
Step 3: Rolling out the landscape fabric
A layer of landscape fabric needs to be added over the tamped soil.
Step 4: Adding the sand bed
The average depth of ¾ inches of sand needs to be spread out.
The sand layer needs to be screened in order to provide a flat, properly sloped surface for paver patio base panels.
Step 5: Laying off paver mat panels on leveled sand
The paver base panels need to be laid over the sand bed to stagger them for avoiding continuous seams.
Step 6: Installing the paver edging
The paver edging needs to be attached to paver mats.
Step 7: Installing the pavers
The pavers are finally installed over a conventional gravel base.
A patio is a convenient way for dressing up a backyard and increasing the space for a unique, eye-catching patio. The cost of a paver patio for backyard design on your home, the owner should pay an average of $3,400 as national average. The typical range extends between $2,400 to $7,000 for installing 280-square-foot-patio. Some highly customized and specialized design jobs might extend to $10,000. The final price depends on material, size of patio and labor.
The resale value of pavers is higher with the beauty and versatility through it. Pavers will obviously add value as these are easier to replace. The durability and minimal maintenance make it a valuable investment in paver patio A proper patio addition brings a rise of investment between 30$ to 60$.