Do you need paver restraint?

All projects, regardless of their use, need to be restrained. If pavers are not restrained they will slowly “creep” into the softer surrounding materials and large gaps between the pavers will appear around the perimeter of the area.

How do you keep brick pavers in place?

Set your pavers in place by applying a layer of sand over and between them until the cracks are completely full. This will help keep them set in place, minimize weeds and allow for drainage.

Can you put too much sand under pavers?

Excess sand slowly fills the joints and spills out of the edges and across paver surfaces. As a result, your pavers lose their locked positions and float haphazardly on the sand’s surface.

Can you put pavers next to House?

You can install pavers against your house foundation as long as it is the foundation itself. This means that you can lay the pavers against the concrete of your foundation as it rises from the earth. Pavers against these areas can cause rotting issues and blocked airflow problems over time.

Can I use builders sand between pavers?

Sand Between Pavers Filling gaps between pavers helps lock the individual bricks in place so they don’t shift. Once all the pavers are set in place, spread more sand over the top of them. Use the same type of irregular, sharp-grained sand as you did for the base and bedding layers.

Can you lay pavers directly on dirt?

Typically, it is not recommended to directly lay down pavers over dirt. For pavers to look and perform well in a permanent installation setting, the ground/dirt floor must be excavated, leveled, and hard compacted.

What to fill gaps in pavers with?


  • Use a completely dry surface.
  • Put together a 4:1 (though some use 3:1) mix of builders sand and cement (do not mix with water!)
  • Brush across the whole area using a softer brush, filling all slab gaps evenly.
  • Compact the mix into the gaps with a trowel.
  • Repeat as above until all gaps filled and mix brushed off slabs.

What can I use to restrain the edge of a paver?

With the edging stone in place, you can then apply a concrete edge restraint behind the stone edge with steel or fiber reinforcement. This will be discussed in greater detail later in this post.

Is there an aluminum restraint system for pavers?

If you prefer a paver edge system that is not plastic but works similar to the plastic edge restraint system, there is an aluminum version that allows you to bend around corners making it truly one unit throughout the entirety of the installation.

How tall does a vinyl paver restraint need to be?

Heavy-duty vinyl edge restraint system for 60mm interlocking concrete or brick pavers. EdgePro ® Paver Restraint is designed with a 1.75″ vertical wall height for use on residential and commercial projects. Rigid option available for installations that require straight lines.

Can you use Proflex paver edging on concrete?

Use ProFlex Paver Edging to secure concrete, clay, brick, stone, travertine, plastic, resin, or rubber pavers in patio, walkway, or driveway applications. ProFlex Paver Edging is ready to use for straight sections as-is.