Paver edging (also known as paver restraints) is used to frame paved areas. It’s main purpose is to keep pavers in place, whether sandstone pavers, bluestone pavers, or any other type of pavers are being used. In this article, we look at the types of paver edging available and how to install paver edging.
Why use paver edging?
While paver edging is not always necessary, it’s often recommended for holding pavers in place and to reduce the chance of pavers shifting, especially in areas where there is a significant amount of vehicle or pedestrian traffic. Paver edging can also further simplify the installation process and allow for better precision and laying of pavers.
Paver edging is designed to withstand heavy traffic, just like stone pavers. Though some people choose to lay their own concrete paver perimeter, DIY concrete paver edging cannot be moved or shifted, while paver edging can be fairly easily uninstalled.
Types of paver edging
There is a variety of paver edging available, many made from plastic, steel, or lightweight aluminium. Paver edging can come in circular or curved shapes, straight and narrow shapes, or very large pavers suitable for industrial application. They’re usually sold in connecting units that allow users to tailor the edging as required.
Paver edging usually comes in a design that allows grass and lawn to grow over the edging, so it tends to blend into the garden, driveway, or wherever the pavers are being used. Many people opt for layering sand or soil over the edging so that it’s completely disguised.
How to install paver edging
Just like laying pavers or stone cladding, paver edging is very easy to install. Follow these quick steps for a smooth installation process.
Once your edging has been secured, install your pavers as required. If you want to change the shape of your paved area in the future — or should you need to readjust the paver edging — then edging can be removed by simply removing the spikes.