Pavement, we know that a cobblestone patio can add a special design element to your property and can provide you with the extra outdoor space you want. We specialize in patio paving installations and are happy to help you bring your patio vision to life. Use a manual manipulator or a rented plate compactor to tamp yard soil. Then spread two layers of landscape fabric, with the top layer positioned 90 degrees relative to the bottom layer.
Overlap the perimeter of the patio by about 4 inches. In addition, a cobblestone patio can help increase the value of your home and attract potential buyers, if you ever decide to sell it. You'll need a 5-inch layer of crushed gravel or cobblestone base, covered with a 1-inch layer of cobblestone sand. If you make a mistake in one step of the process (cleaning the sand from the surface), you risk damaging the pavers.
The concept behind polymer sand is to install the pavers on a sand and gravel base, and then sweep the polymer sand from the top to force the sand to enter the joints. Simple grid or masonry patterns use the least amount of pavers, while complex patterns, such as the windlass or the herringbone, use more cobblestones. Regardless of the cobblestone material you choose, you'll enjoy the natural design of your patio and the space it provides. But how do you manage the joints between the pavers? Loose soil or gravel is quickly infested with weeds.
Whether you need Cambridge pavers to cover your old concrete driveway in Staten Island or prefer rustic stone pavers to complete the retaining wall of your Brooklyn backyard, Belgard authorized contractors can design and install any cobblestone project you can imagine. We'll help you find the perfect brick cobblestone to match your brownstone cobblestone, cobblestone to complement the steps of your SoHo loft, or concrete paving stone to complete your driveway to Staten Island. Contractors realize their dreams with the Belgard design studio, which offers realistic 3D renders with panoramic animation of their paver installation project. Paving stones can be made from many different materials, and some of the most popular are brick, stone and concrete.
You may want to purposefully size your patio so you can use full-size pavers and avoid the laborious process of cutting them. Be sure to keep adjacent pavers level with each other to prevent them from creasing, which can cause trips and falls.