Paved footpaths leading up to your home serve as more than just a walkway – they’re also a central design feature in your garden. A paved pathway is the perfect welcome mat into your home, and it’s easy to do it yourself.
4 STEPS TO PAVING YOUR FOOTPATH
Mark out the boundaries
Measure the pavers that you are going to use and lay some out to see what the finished product will look like. When you’re happy, mark out the outline of the pathway, being sure to measure carefully and accurately.
Excavate the soil
You will need to excavate the soil to 150 mm. Make sure the base is flat and then add road base to 80 mm. Compact this down by 10 mm so that you are left with an 80 mm space above.
Spread sand over the base
You will then need to spread 30 mm of sand over the base. This will provide you with a bed on which to lay the pavers.
You can then lay the pavers onto the sand. They need to be perfectly level, so use a spirit level and a mallet to knock them into place. When you are done, sweep joining sand in between the pavers.