Installing a paver patio looks harder than it really is. Although this project will require using a saw to cut the stone. If you don’t feel comfortable cutting stone, you will be better off hiring someone to complete this project for you. Depending on your skill level and the amount of help you have, this project can take a weekend to a couple of weeks to complete. There are many different types of paver patios you can install. There’s brick pavers, cut stone, or natural stone.
I’ve attached a great video that goes into great detail of how to install a paver patio. A quick summary of the video.
1. Mark the area where you will be placing the pavers
2. Prepare the foundation. See the second video for instructions on how to prepare the foundation. Make sure you’re following local building codes.
3. Lay the pavers. Make sure the pavers are level. Cut any pavers needed to fit the patio with a wet saw or a chisel and hammer.
4. Install the retaining edge to keep the pavers in place.
5. Fill the joints with sand
6. Wet the sand to make the sand setting in the pavers. If you see any gaps, apply more sand and add more water.