• Hometalker
  • Archbald, PA
Asked on Jul 14, 2018

How deep to dig for pavers & what type of base should I use?

Hayden ScharrerWendy


How fat do I need to dig to lay pavers and what type of base do I need? I want to lay a patio and semi circle walkway from pavers. Patio is approximately 11 by 12. Semi circle area is approximately 16 by 5. Both in feet. I want pavers to match. About how many do I need and how far do I need to dig down? What type of base do I need? Thank you!


2 answers
  • Wendy
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Here's a great video for you- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RafjiPoP0Mk
  • Hayden Scharrer
    on Jul 19, 2018

    How deep you dig is going to depend on how thick your base is going to be and how deep your pavers are. if you have 4 inch pavers and you do a 2 inch base, then you need to dig 6 inches. Talk to your local gravel company. They will be able to recommend a good base and how much you would need for a space that small. Usually it's recommended to do 2.5-3" base for best drainage.

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