You must first submit drawings to the Architectural/Maintenance Committee for approval prior to commencement of work.


Material Specs


Gravel base       3/4" crushed stone and sand mix

Sand                 coarse washed concrete sand

Pavers               Hollandstone (made by Unilock)

Colors:              Granite Blend or Charcoal

Edging:             Unilock's plastic edge restraint or Spikedge.


Installation must be done by a licensed approved contractor. Approved contractor list can be obtained from the Village office.




Step 1:      Planning

Draw plan view showing measurements and grade elevations.


Step 2:      Preparation

Mark out the location of the patio with orange paint, ropes. Call Miss Dig prior to digging.


Step 3:      Excavation

Excavate a minimum of 7" deep (6" gravel base and 1" sand base). Excavate more if the soil has been previously disturbed and remove all loose soil. Remember, you should always excavate a minimum of 3" wider than the actual patio.


Step 4:      Base

Fill the area with 6" of gravel (3/4" crushed stone and sand mix). Grade the base gravel as closely as possible to the final contour of the finished job. Slope all installations away from the building for drainage purposes. The gravel should be 3" below finished height. Compact this gravel with several passes of the compactor until solid.






Step 5:      Screeding

Pavers are laid on a 1" to 1 1/2" bed of coarse sand (coarse washed concrete sand), placed directly on the compacted base. Level the sand evenly.


Step 6:      Laying the Pavers

Place the pavers directly on the screeded bed of sand. Start by laying the longest straight side. Keep lines straight using a string line.


Step 8:      Edging

Edge restraints are required element for the durability of a paver installation. They prevent the pavers from moving and shifting over time.


Step 9:      Compacting

After the installation is complete, including edging, the pavers must be swept clean and then compacted with a plate compactor. This helps settle the pavers into the bedding sand and creates a flat surface.


Step 10:    Finishing

Sweep specially graded Jointing Sand into the joints between the pavers. This locks the pavers together creating a very durable surface.



Please note: All areas will not be approved. Some areas are not suitable due to sloping, drainage, wet areas. Requests will be approved on a case by case basis.