How to Install Paver Edging
These are stones that go along the edges of your patio and also paved walk paths and flower beds. If the paver edging is not secured in properly after a while they break away from the rest of the pavers, so always make sure you secure in your paver edging. Always choose the right paver edging to prevent edge failure. If the pavers are not restrained around the perimeter, the pavers will separate over time. Sand that is logged in the joints keeps the pavers interlocked. It is fantastic to give patios etc more added style but you must know how to do it right, to get it stylish. If you do not know how to do paver edging, get someone who knows how to do the job.
When you install paver edging it is crucial when installing you paver base, to extend the base a minimum of eight inch beyond the perimeter of the pavers. Otherwise, when you install your edging spikes would be placed in soil, when the ground freezes, the expanding soil will push out your spikes causing your edging to fail. It is important that your paver edging sits directly on top of the paver base. If the edging is sitting on top of sand the chances are, the sand will erode out from beneath the edging and eventually from beneath the pavers to cause the pavers to settle.
You can install the edging first and then install the sand bed and the pavers up to it or some installers to overlay the pavers past the perimeter of the patio and then use a cut off saw to cut the pavers in place. If you do decide that installing the edging last is the best solution for your project, you can take a trowel and run it down the edge of the pavers all the way down to the gravel base. And then pull the sand away from the pavers. You then can place the edging directly against the pavers. The best way to install the paver edging is to install ten inch metal spikes about every eight inches apart. Do not use galvanized spikes, regular ten inch metal spikes do rust and when they rust they become harder to pull out.