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How do you cover a concrete patio with brick pavers?

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To cover a concrete patio with brick pavers, begin by scrubbing the border area before spreading a flat bed of sand, lay the pavers, and finish off the border. Scrub the border area using a concrete cleaner and a stiff brush before hosing down the patio.

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As the concrete dries, use a tape measure and a chalk line to plan the location of the border. Use the chalk lines as a guide to glue down the border pavers along the house and two sides of the patio.

Lay down landscape fabric, and position a screed pipe in the center of the patio before spreading a flat bed of sand. The fabric keeps the sand from washing down into cracks. Tamp the field using a plate compactor. The sand compacts and the field pavers settle flush with the border. Screed the sand flat using a notch, ensuring the notch is less than 1/8 inch less than the thickness of the field pavers.

Cover the sand with field pavers before gluing down the final border pavers. Tamp the field using a plate compactor, and sweep sand over the pavers to fill in the gaps. Scrape off the excess sand, and cut off the excess landscape fabric using a utility knife. Glue down the last border, and allow the glue to dry for a few hours before tamping the field pavers.

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