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How to Build a Brick Paver Patio in Your Yard

By: Danny Lipford

A brick paver patio is much more attractive than a bland concrete slab. Laying a patio made from brick pavers makes a good DIY project for your home. Here’s how to go about it:

  1. Start by establishing a border around the patio.
  2. Fill the patio space with several inches of base material—such as crushed granite, recycled crushed concrete, or coarse sand—to provide a firm foundation and aid in drainage.
  3. Use a straight piece of lumber as a screed board to distribute and level the base material.
  4. Compact the base material using either a motorized plate compactor or a hand tamp.
  5. Lay the pavers on the base material, making sure they’re level.
  6. Sweep sand or a sand polymer mix into the cracks between the pavers.

Watch this video to find out more.

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  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    June 18th, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Hi, MFS,
    Great question! We recommend submitting it to the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show for an in-depth answer.
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    Take care!

  • MFS Says:
    May 30th, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    We have a brick patio under our oak tree . . we’ve used sand between the bricks so that the tree can still get water, but the sand keeps disappearing. Can we use crushed granite between the bricks??

  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    March 14th, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    They sure can, Natalie! We recommend using interlocking ones and really prepare that base.
    Good luck!

  • Natalie Says:
    March 14th, 2019 at 2:57 am


    Does anyone know if you can use these for driveways?

    Thanks in advance

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How to Build a Brick Paver Patio in Your Yard