Interlocking paver installation is a method of installing pavers that involves using specially designed pavers that have interlocking tabs or other mechanical fasteners that hold the pavers securely in place. This method is relatively easy to install, and it provides a stable and durable surface that is suitable for heavy traffic and vehicles.
To install pavers using the interlocking method, the following steps are typically followed:
- Prepare the base: The area where the pavers will be installed should be excavated to a suitable depth and the soil should be compacted to create a stable base.
- Lay out the pavers: The pavers should be arranged on the surface in a dry run to ensure that they will fit correctly and to determine the best layout and pattern.
- Spread the sand: A layer of sand should be spread over the base, and it should be leveled and compacted using a hand tamper or mechanical compactor.
- Lay the pavers: The pavers should be placed on the sand bed and pressed into place using a hand tamp or mechanical paver tamper. They should be aligned straight and interlocked according to the manufacturer’s instructions to create a seamless and visually appealing finish.
- Fill in the joints: The spaces between the pavers should be filled with sand and compacted to create a seamless finish.
One of the main advantages of the interlocking paver installation method is that it is relatively easy to install, as the pavers are designed to fit together securely without the need for adhesive or mortar. This method is also very durable and stable, as the pavers are held securely in place by the interlocking tabs or fasteners. However, the interlocking method may be more expensive than other methods, as the special pavers may be more costly than regular pavers.