What is the best base for brick pavers?
A brick patio, walkway or driveway is a serious project that you want installed properly so it lasts for many, many years. As with most construction projects, the base or foundation is the most important part of this process.
Being that we are in the Northeast here in Cicero, NY and the greater Syracuse region, we also have to be concerned with the freeze/thaw cycles that our area endures. This process causes the ground to heave and then settle under a paver patio, driveway or walkway. For this reason, the base is an even more important part of brick paver installation.
How to install a proper base for your brick patio, driveway or walkway.
Patios and walkways only experience pedestrian traffic so a 6 inch base is adequate for these areas. Driveways that will have only light to medium duty vehicles require a 10 inch base due to the weight of the vehicles and the turning forces experienced from the vehicle wheels.