Installing Brick Patio Print
Overall Skill Level: Beginner

Installing a brick patio.
  • Shovel
  • Compactor
  • 1 Inch Diameter Pipe
  • 2x4 board
  • Stake
  • String
  • Patio Blocks
  • Paver Base
  • Landscaping Fabric
Installing Brick Patio
  1. Stake out & remove sod
    Begin by staking out patio area, making sure area is 6" larger on all sides than actual finished size. Remove sod. Lay landscape fabric and create a base by adding 4" of paver base and compact. This will add durability and stability.
  2. Screed Sand
    Lay a 1" diameter pipe on base. Pour 1" of sand over compacted base. Screed the sand by dragging a 2"x4" board over pipe.
  3. Lay out patio blocks
    Begin laying the patio blocks in the corner. A paver edger is recommended. Some of the blocks may require cutting and can be cut using a circular saw with a masonry blade.
  4. Spread sand into joints
    Fill joints by sweeping additional play sand over the patio. Sweep remaining sand from the top of your project. You can substitute paver locking sand in place of play sand to inhibit weed growth.
Products, materials, techniques, tools, building codes and local regulations are subject to change; therefore, Midwest Manufacturing assumes no liability for omissions, errors or the outcome of any project. The reader must always exercise reasonable caution, follow current codes and regulations that may apply, and is urged to consult with a licensed professional before beginning any project.