ICPI Steps to a quality installation (Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute)

  •  Demo and Excavate 6”- 9” of existing surface. Remove all debris and haul away to a qualified recycle center.
  • Compact Native Soil to ensure a firm base
  • Installation of Geo-Textile Fabric Barrier (see your contract)
  • Install 3”- 4” of Class II Road Base for Pedestrian areas or 4”- 6” for vehicular areas
  • Check and address all drainage and slope to 1% to 2% – water must move away from any structures toward drains
  • Compact Base up to 98% compaction ratio
  • Install 1” of Sharp Angled Bedding Sand.
  • Install desired Pavers and layout Pavers – 60 mm or 80 mm pavers commercial grade pavers only
  • Compact Pavers with a vibrating plate compactor – 
  • Install Polymeric Joint Sand and/or sharped angled joint sand depending on the paver you choose – very important
  • Use a Plate compactor to compact the sand down into the paver joints
  • Hose off Wash down and Clean Pavers
  • Apply BP Pro Enhancing Paver Sealer  – Optional 

These are ICPI specification sheets & cross sections.  Click the link below.

PATIO/WALK/RESIDENTIAL DRIVEWAY W/ TROWELED CONCRETE EDGE RESTRAINT

STEPS WITH CONCRETE PAVERS

PATIO / SIDEWALK / PLAZA ON COMPACTED AGGREGATE BASE

RESIDENTIAL DRIVEWAY WITH CONCRETE EDGES

PATIO OVERLAY ON CONCRETE SLAB

 

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