Installing Cobblestone Paver Walkways Installing Cobblestone Paver Walkways

Cobblestone pavers make attractive and distinctive walkways for you and your guests. Cobblestone pavers can spruce up a walkway to accentuate the décor of your garden, front lawn or patio area. 

Cobblestone pavers make attractive and distinctive walkways for you and your guests. Cobblestone pavers can spruce up a walkway to accentuate the décor of your garden, front lawn or patio area.

Installing the cobblestone paver is a relatively simple procedure. Installation is easy once you know the design of your cobblestone paver walkway. It is important to design your walkway so that it is congruent with the motif of your garden or front lawn. The three simple processes to consider when installing your cobblestone paver include the following:

Base

The cobblestone walkway installation begins with the creation of your base for the path. This process includes marking the path and length of your walkway. Measure carefully the width of the walkway; be sure to include the brick paver edges that you want to use. With the use of a stake, create an outline of the path with the string. A good idea that will help you visualize the look of your cobblestone walkway is to lay pavers down along the string.

Excavate the dirt within your walkway; take out any hard objects that may hinder your walkway design. Measure a depth of at least an inch in the walkway. This is the height of the cobblestone paver. Using compact limestone gravel as the base of your flooring, tamp it down securely.

Use a weed barrier cloth on top of the limestone gravel. This prevents weeds from sprouting through the pavers. Fill the top of the weed barrier with construction sand. Tamp it down until the height of the ground is proportionate to the height of the cobblestone paver.

Installation

Lay down the cobblestone pavers on top of the sand bed. Push them together tightly. Use a rubber mallet to tamp them together. Do not put too much force when tamping them down with the mallet as this may damage the paver. Check every installation of the cobblestone paver is even. If not the pavers are not even, add or remove the construction sand to even it out properly. Rest a 1x6 inches board across the top of a paver row; this will reveal if the pavers have been installed evenly in the bed of sand.

Finishing

The process completes with the finishing touches. Fill the gaps between the cobblestone paver with dry mason’s sand. Use a brush to sweep off the excess sand from the pavers and to the gaps in between. Fill up all the cracks as much as possible. Spray them with water to pack the dry mason’s sand between the pavers. Do not use too much force on the water hose as this may dislodge the sand or the cobblestone paver.

Let your walkway dry up and check for anything that may be amiss. Any cobblestone pavers that are not compact with the sand bed should be treated again to prevent the loosening of the other cobblestone pavers. Repeat as necessary until all cracks and gaps are compact and free from too much movement.

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