How can I get pavers to stop falling apart and permanetly stay put

by Ets32893359
  7 answers
  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 09, 2018

    what are they sitting on?

    • Ets32893359 Ets32893359 on May 11, 2018

      A smaller old cement porch. It was like this when we bought 14 yrs ago. They had sand and paver sand and every year it has to be repaired. Last fall I used cement still fell apart.

  • Mogie Mogie on May 09, 2018

    Sorry but we haven't had a problem with this. Is the ground you are putting them on level and packed well?

  • How were they installed? Photo?

  • Sharon Sharon on May 09, 2018

    What are the pavers made from, and how were they installed? Generally you remove sod, dig down about 3-4" add a layer of decomposed granite, landscape fabric, sand, then pavers, leveling as you go. Then lock in place with polymetric sand, sweep into all the seams, and then wet down.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on May 09, 2018

    Sand helps stabilize them

  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 12, 2018

    Ive been reading a number of threads, and the most consistent is that an “edge“, brick or half-sized pavers, or plastic, needs to literally be glued down to restrain movement of the pavers.

    on google there a ton of info, but I hope these help.

  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 12, 2018

    Well, you’ll have to clear up the old stuff. HD sells edging to keep your pavers in place. It’s glued to the initial cement surface. Or you can use half blocks or rocks or whatever. Like tray edges to keep stuff from sliding off. When thats done, you’ll clear out the trash grouting. HD and others carry an epoxy sand resin, which “freezes” the sand, etc grout. Remember that you’ve stabilized the movement of the pavers, so they won’t shift to mess this up.

    Go to Google to get a far more intelligent and informative direction than I’ve given you, but hopefully I’ve peaked your interest and given hope.