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02:04PM | 05/09/03
Member Since: 02/11/03
8 lifetime posts
I'm about to lay down a brick patio and want to know about the base. I live on Cape Cod and my soil is pure sand. Can I just dig down to the desired depth, use a powered tamper making sure everything is level of course. Filling stone dust in the gaps afterwards. or do I need to lay stone dust down under the bricks first?

Jay J

04:46PM | 05/13/03
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi lily,

The MFGR. of your pavers probably has a WEB site. Pay it a visit. Look for Do-It-Yourself info. If you can't find it, contact them. I'm sure they have it.

Yes, you want to dust BEFORE you install the pavers. Also, you want to border your patio to keep the pavers in place. And yes, you want to 'fill' when you're finished.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

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