STEP 1 STRIPS: Prep Base
These installation methods are for pavers & turf placed on an aggregate base. For concrete installations with pavers/tiles fastened with thinset, click here... Most outdoor applications will require some form of prep including vegetation removal, earth removal or existing hardscape materials. Proper preparation of an aggregate base & slope to allow water drainage away from any buildings or structures is important.
Simply clear the surface where your pavers and turf will be placed. Add a two to four-inch layer of patio/paver base or 1/4" minus - crushed aggregate to achieve the desired finish height, shape and contour. Dampen the entire area then compact until firm and smooth with a hand tamper or plate compactor. Keep in mind the pavers and turf will add to the finished height. An optional weed barrier can be placed on finished surface.
As an alternative to 3-4 inches of paver base material, Brock PaverBase panels require only 1" of excavation and can be installed in place of aggregate base material. For more details on this method, click here...
Approximate # of Bags Per 4' x 8' PaverTurf Area (32 SF)
(5.5) 50# Bags Paver Base = 1"
(11) 50# Bags Paver Base = 2"
(16) 50# Bags Paver Base = 3"
(22) 50# Bags Paver Base = 4"
Buying base material by the yard is 5-6 times cheaper, if you have access to a truck, trailer or delivery. 1 cubic yard = 54 bags
Next, assuming you have your pattern and spacing worked out, place your pavers. For longer runs or large areas, using a few string lines to mark out straight lines or the perimeter is highly recommended. Use a tape measure, ruler, and/or make a few turf strip spacers out of cardboard or wood (cut to the exact width size of turf strips you will be using). Another method is to use a PaverTurf Template. Remember turf strip sizes may vary slightly (+/- 1/4") due to the backing and stitch rows, so leave some room for final adjustments.
12" x 24" Porcelain Tiles
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