Complete Pavers After Sand... Before it Rains?

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Old 08-09-12, 06:07 AM
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Complete Pavers After Sand... Before it Rains?

I am doing a large paver patio project and there is no way that I will be able to lay all the pavers in one day. I am a little concerned about the rain possibly washing away some of the sand. My patio will be under cover for the most past but the outer edges (the last area to be completed) will see some rain.

Once you put the sand down... is there any "trick" to protecting it from rain? Or should I care if a light sprinkle hits it?

Or should you only put down enough sand that can be covered by pavers before it rains?

Assuming that I have to work in smaller sections... are there any tricks to getting a "new section" of sand lined up with the last section?

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Steve
 
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Old 08-09-12, 06:26 AM
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I wouldn't worry about rain. A little rain will not be a problem and a gully gusher would probably cause issues no matter how hard you tried to cover it.

Typically, the sand bed is created and then a screed board is used to level it and make it the 1" depth needed and often the way this is done is to have 1" pipes on either side to run the board across. This would create the same environment everywhere even if you only did a little at a time (though you would need either to put down all the sand right away or create some sort of barrier to keep the sand in place - I would do the former).
 
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Old 08-09-12, 06:32 AM
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Yeah, on past smaller projects I have done the sand as you described... all at once and then covered with pavers the same day.

Thanks for the advice,

Steve
 
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