Installing Envirotiles on Soil


Old 08-20-16, 09:46 AM
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Installing Envirotiles on Soil

I have a back yard with no grass but weeds do grow. I want to put a patio there instead of grass. Has anyone done it with Envirotiles? If so, do you need to put, gravel underneath for sturdy support?

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Old 08-22-16, 09:00 AM
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Welcome to the forums. Never heard of the product, let alone used it but have you checked their website for such information? I can't imagine they don't need some kind of base but I would have to check.
Old 08-22-16, 09:39 AM
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I've seen people put them down on the ground and it usually ends up looking like an amateur's mess after one season. For a good looking and long lasting installation I think you need to do all the same site prep as you would for a concrete paver patio; excavate, install a compacted stone base then a sand layer.

I have also heard that those rubber tiles expand and contact a fair bit with temperature change. You'll have to check the manufacturers instructions as to how they want you to deal with that.

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