How To Lay Pavers Part 5: Finishes

We show you how to add the finishing touches to newly laid pavers for a professional finish.
We show you how to add the finishing touches to newly laid pavers for a professional finish.
 
To make our edging material, we've mixed four part paving sand to one part cement and combined it using a lariet. 
 
Before laying the edging mixture, we need to dig away the paving sand at the edge, down to the road base. That way we can fill up the space with edging mix up to 45 degrees, keeping the top edge just below the paver. 
 
Shovel the mortar in and finish off with an edging trowel. 
 
The reason for the edging mix, is to contain the bedding sand. Without it, when it rains the bedding sand would just wash away, causing the pavers to collapse. 
 
To grout, we've chosen to mix one part cement to six parts grouting sand. 
 
Spread the dry mix out over the pavers, sweep it in, then hose it to let it set. 
 
The addition of cement in the grouting sand will stop weeds or insects coming up between the pavers. 
 
Repeat the process with the grout mix until it is set and level with the top of the pavers. 
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