Jul 21, 2018 9:24 pm
Just turning to the collective experience of all DIY (and experienced!) landscapers on here.
I have tried Google but there is quite a variety of methods and some are not using the same type of paver or are have a different design.
I would just like to use brick pavers as edging in my garden to separate a pebbled area and the grass. I haven't yet put in the pebbles or grass.
I'd basically like to do something like this, with the same type of brick paver: viewtopic.php?p=1385666#p1385666
I just wanted to ask what is the best method of laying these - I am thinking of just putting mortar directly onto the ground and then laying the brick on top. Will this be sufficient to prevent movement (the soil and pebbles will be filled in afterwards) and whether mortar is required between each brick. Is there a more efficient alternative (e.g. concrete?)
Re: Tips/ guide to laying brick edging3
Jul 22, 2018 8:13 am
Your proposed method will work, but without steel reinforcing the mortar bed will eventually crack and the pavers will move.
I’m really interested in this topic as I’m wanting to do the same. So what steel would you recommend to use and do you put that down first then the mortar on top. I was thinking of pea gravel first then mortar but I’m concerned with movement too
Re: Tips/ guide to laying brick edging4
Jul 22, 2018 8:26 pm
So what steel would you recommend to use and do you put that down first then the mortar on top. I was thinking of pea gravel first then mortar but I’m concerned with movement too
You would be laying down a reinforced concrete footing, so you add reinforcing steel in a similar way you would for a slab.
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