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DIY BRICK WALKWAY : HOW TO INSTALL ACCENT PAVERS

hey guys bring your own tools aka be OIT

thank you for joining me and to date we

were working on adding a brick paver

accent strip to my front door walkway

area now it is pretty boring at this

point which is why let's dress it up

let's get started this is what we're

starting out with and I am excited to

dress this thing up as you can see I

already made a stop at Home Depot so

let's talk about materials high strength

concrete perma sand from sack creep

sub base rock material and of course

your trusty shovel and the brick itself

and a few more tools that you need are a

wheelbarrow a hammer and rubber mallet

masonry chisel a square and pencil

grinder with masonry blade and some good

old protection as you can see it's a bit

overgrown on the side of the walkway

itself so I'm going to be taking my

trusty shovel and doing a bit of

excavation now for this project I am

using my narrow six inch wide shovel

which works perfectly in this type of

application

feel free to smooth out the area and

stomp it down after excavating just to

make sure that the soil itself is fully

compacted just remember you only have to

excavate a couple inches that greater

than the brick itself that you're

replacing in there once I have complete

go and grab the bag of 5/8 - rocks sub

base and start pouring it into the area

which you're replacing the rock on now

this allows you to have a proper sub

base for the brick or pavers itself

make sure you stamp it down properly to

make sure that the base is fully

compacted prior to actually placing the

brick and as a quick side note I do like

to place a brick right in front of me

because you know what you can't lose it

that way on to the concrete mix now

there's plenty of ways to actually mix

your concrete but the way I prefer is to

make sure and pour the water in first

prior to point in the concrete this

makes it easier to mix in thoroughly and

avoid lumps and you know how I hate

lumps now I know I poured in enough

water for at least two bags so I first

mix in first bag nice and evenly and

then pour the second one in now there's

always a delicate balance when working

with

making sure it's not too thick and it's

not too thin it's just right just look

at that yes perfect just like porridge

right okay now let's start cracking for

a couple of scoops of concrete into the

area and start forming it correctly you

want to make a nice little mound and

then scrape off both sides and that

allows you to press up right against the

concrete patio as well as the other

brick next to it next take your trusty

rubber hammer and beat it into

submission just making sure it's nice

and level

once it's level I like to build up a

nice little mound on the back side of it

just to make sure that's not going to go

anywhere and it's fully adhered and

placed in the right spot and after that

go ahead and repeat the process about 80

times yes I know it's little methodical

sorry

just make sure occasionally you stand up

and look and make sure that it is

straight because we don't want any

crooked sidewalks no we don't now you

will have to occasionally go ahead and

mix up a few more batches of concrete I

was surprised with how many bags of

concrete actually used on this project I

purchased ten bags of concrete and I

needed every single one of them as for

the brick I'm using itself it's a pretty

standard 8 by 4 inch brick I picked up

120 bricks which did include a waist

factor because you I knew for sure that

most likely there'd be a few broken

bricks at some point now I got the easy

side done it's time for the hard side go

ahead and pour your 5/8 crush - I did

purchase approximately 3 bags of this

crush - which covered at this 80 lineal

feet as before make sure you compact

your crush my rock before you proceed to

installing your pavers now this set is

harder because the fact that we have

corners so we have to do some cuts so

place your brick on a hard surface and

take your square edge and Mark a 45

degree angle at the corner then take

your grinder with your masonry blade and

grind in a groove into the brick doesn't

have to be too far but at least a

quarter of an inch deep then take your

masonry chisel and your hammer and place

it in the groove that you just made and

tell the brick breaks now won't be a

perfect crack but it should suffice for

what you need and you can always take

your chisel and chisel out these small

areas that need repair and you're good

to go this is a side note you can use

your skill saw to do the exact same

thing just my

sure either way you are using gloves eye

protection and some type of respirator

once you have both of your 45-degree

angle bricks it's time to install just

make sure they fit and if they do go

ahead and slop in some concrete go ahead

and level out your concrete and place

your bricks into location and Hammerman

this is a side note this 45-degree angle

is not easy to do and if you don't have

the patience for it I would suggest just

doing a standard 90 degree angle once

you have a corner piece in you are ready

to install the rest of it which luckily

is much easier than the 45-degree angle

we're doing the same thing over and over

again obviously just again make sure you

are s getting up every once in a while

and viewing and making sure that

everything is fully level oh it's just

so easy when it's a nice straight one

but then you come to the dreaded corner

piece again yes the corner piece it has

discussed before you can always do a 90

degree angle which is what I did here

because in all reality my patience was

dwindling at this point so cut it place

it and you're good to go

a lot easier that way a lot faster

versus the 45-degree angle now once your

bricks are fully installed you want to

let it dry overnight to make sure that

the concrete itself dries appropriately

and once it does you are on to day

number two now we need to fill these

cracks which is why we are replacing if

he's a tape at the end of each brick

that way all of the permis and it does

not fall out when we start point it less

promise and is specifically used for

pavers because the fact that it has a

hardening agent and it allows you to

pour into a small crevice and hard and

automatically once it gets wet a pour a

significant amount of the sand into the

crevices and then I take a paintbrush

and push the sand into the crevices as

you can see that tape does a very good

job of holding the sand in place as the

holes gradually fill up go ahead and try

and sweep up the remainder and push it

to the side you might find that the

holes aren't fully filled which is why

you can go back over them and fill them

more once fully filled sweep off the

remainder and move to the next one

important item when doing this step is

make sure you pick a day in which you

will not have to worry about any type of

precipitation because if it does start

you're basically screwed because that

Harding product in the solution starts

hardening immediately once all of your

crevices are fully filled it's time to

start watering so let's get your hose

and start wetting the entire area down

you don't need any mondo water pressure

at this point in time all you really

need is just make sure that everything

is fully off of the concrete as well as

the brick face and making sure that you

soak all the corners and crevices

once you're finished watering you may

find a few holes they need to refill

which is no problem because the fact

that all I have to do is pour in a

little bit more sand and wet it and you

are done

just let it dry and it will come out

just like this my oh my that is one

beautiful sexy beast and there you have

it episode number nine a boa tea done

good to go this project really did take

a little bit longer than I expected to

but in all reality that little accent

strip on both sides really added some

character to a much needed boring

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