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How to Prep & Lay a Base for Pavers

La-Pietra Jamestown

Whether you’re laying a walkway or a driveway, or you’re installing an outdoor kitchen, pavers are the most reliable material available. Believe it or not, properly installed pavers are more structurally sound than concrete, and they can withstand much more weight and wear than blacktop. Pavers (particularly permeable pavers) immediately drain water into the ground. . . Read More

How to Fix a Failed Edge

A failed edge is something that can happen to anyone’s hardscape. Some of the most common causes of a failed edge are; using too much sand in your base-layer, improperly installing edge restraint, or using the wrong edge restraint for the traffic level. In this article, we’ll explain how we fixed this failed edge, and. . . Read More

How to Repair Sinking Patio Pavers

Sunken pavers are quite the tripping hazard and can leave you with large, unsightly puddles of water. Unfortunately, pavers sink from time-to-time, most commonly because of uneven soil drainage. There is hope, however! To fix sunken pavers, follow the six-step process we’ve outlined below. 1. Assess the problem First, when navigating any paving stone repair,. . . Read More

How to Remove and Replace a Paver

If you find yourself in a predicament where you need to replace a paver from the middle of your hardscape, it can feel daunting. As you can imagine, here at Western Interlock we’ve removed and replaced a few pavers. In this article, we will break down every step to get the job done so you. . . Read More

6 Common Paver Installation Mistakes

The famed American basketball coach, John Wooden, once said, “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” The truth is, most people jump into paver installation without knowing what they’re getting into—then they make mistakes or take shortcuts that cost them a lot of time. . . Read More

What Is Leiden?

Welcome to Leiden: a beautiful city in the Netherlands that birthed the De Stijl (pronounced DUH-STYLE) modern art movement, which placed a high value on geometric patterns. It was this city—and the art movement behind it—that inspired our newest paving stone collection: Leiden. De Stijl distilled design to the bare bones of form and color,. . . Read More

How to Place a Paver

If you’re starting (or have already started) a paving stone project, you might be wondering if you can just throw your paving stones on your base or, if there’s a particular way you need to place them. Thankfully, placing a paver isn’t rocket science. However, it’s not common sense either.  There is a correct way. . . Read More

How to Square a Corner Using the 3-4-5 Method

Today we’re going to show you how to square a corner using the 3-4-5 method (also known as the Pythagorean Theorem). Knowing how to square a corner using this method is useful in many construction applications, but specifically for laying paving stones.  If you’re reading this article, you’re likely laying a square paver patio, driveway,. . . Read More

How to Lay a Perfect Paver Pattern [Video]

There are dozens of paver pattern options to choose from. However, depending on your hardscape project, some may be a better fit than others. So how do you choose? In this article, we’re going to answer that question and teach you about eight common paver patterns. By the end, you should have a good understanding. . . Read More

How to Miter a Corner

Have you found it challenging to get your corners to look clean and professional? Or, maybe you’re starting a paver project, and you want to get your corners right the first time. In this DIY with WI tutorial, we’re going to show you how to miter a corner the right way.  The easiest way to. . . Read More