Asked on Jul 20, 2019

How can I use rocks to close the gap on the side of my steps?

Toni @ Girl, Just DIY!SharonSusan McLin


I want to close the gap (hole) on the side of my 3 steps to the front door and then build a small paver patio. Can I use silicon to build the wall with rocks? And can I then just level the 6x20 area and lay down 24x18 cement pavers with just plastic liner underneath. Appreciate any tips.

5 answers
  • William
    on Jul 20, 2019

    No. Use landscape stone adhesive caulk for the wall. Silicone will not hold under weather conditions. For the pavers.... use landscape fabric under. You need drainage and plastic would hold water.

  • Pjo26908388
    on Jul 20, 2019

    Great advice from William. In addition to the landscape fabric under the pavers take the time to do it right. Two inches of sand over the landscape fabric and three to four inches of compacted and leveled quarter minus gravel.

    Pavers need to be set so they don't move, shift or break. It is worth taking the time to have a path that is carefree. 😊

  • Susan McLin
    on Jul 20, 2019

    You will need to level the ground first or the pavers will move/shift.

  • Sharon
    on Jul 24, 2019

    I suggest since you are a novice at this to watch a bunch of YouTube videos on the subject before you tackle this patio, otherwise you may be redoing it.... big pavers require a lot more base....

    Easier is smaller pavers.... you can rent the equipment from Home Depot or an equipment rental place

  • Toni @ Girl, Just DIY!
    on Jul 26, 2019

    Without seeing a picture of your space it's hard to image. Building the stone wall you should use the stone adhesive mentioned above. I wouldn't use just plastic under a paver patio because you could give yourself drainage issues. Sharon seems to have shared a few good links for creating a paver patio.

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