How to Build a Patio - An easy Do it Yourself Project

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Published on Aug 26, 2016

Building a Patio -EASY?!? Yes- we show you how to build a Cut-less (YES NO CUTS!!) paver patio. How to Prepare the foundation soils, the base soils and the sand base. This is about as easy as a DIY backyard Patio can get. More info Here:


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  • falascoj97 - Channel Youtube
    falascoj97 - 1 day ago

    Awesome job well done. Great tips!

  • donatospoony - Channel Youtube
    donatospoony - 4 days ago

    I am making a 40' curvy sidewalk (3' wide) in my backyard . Toronto. I will do it my self. Screening on clay. "Generally speaking " what will cost more, concrete or affordable pavers? I would probably use bags of ready mix if I make the concrete. Second question, which shape pavers are the most forgiving to making slight radius's so I won't have to rent a concrete saw ? Is it even possible to lay pavers to make slight radius's. (Just use a little extra poly-sand)

  • John JohnG - Channel Youtube
    John JohnG - 2 weeks ago

    This is do it yourself? Machines, tools, etc... where do I get all of this? I think you better come over and do it for me. Way too complex, dude. lol

  • Free Man - Channel Youtube
    Free Man - 2 weeks ago

    I need a new plate compactor, can anyone recommend a good one. Can I get away with 1,500 lb compactor

  • gowdaflow - Channel Youtube
    gowdaflow - 3 weeks ago

    Another great video Stan! Will count on them when doing my patio

  • Gabbi Solar Powered - Channel Youtube
    Gabbi Solar Powered - 3 weeks ago

    Loved this video! So helpful thanks for the tips!

  • Kristian Ludvigsen - Channel Youtube
    Kristian Ludvigsen - 3 weeks ago

    In denmark we use 0-8 mm gravel in the top of the base. Rest is the same thing with some variation depending on the job. I love cut.less easy to lay, and looks way better. My OCD cant handle to many cuts, and i always try to hide them in corners etc.

  • Bobby Banshee - Channel Youtube
    Bobby Banshee - 4 weeks ago

    To vs. Too. Learn it; use it.

  • ksdkjsakjfkj - Channel Youtube
    ksdkjsakjfkj - 4 weeks ago

    Yea that was the easiest Diy project I came across. Classic click bait switch

  • Nat Helm - Channel Youtube
    Nat Helm - 4 weeks ago

    Are you trying to be Richard Rollins from gas monkey garage?

  • Aligums - Channel Youtube
    Aligums - 1 month ago

    Very good video. I will be subbing!!

  • adventuretime19781 - Channel Youtube
    adventuretime19781 - 1 month ago

    Waiting for the easy part

  • Leonard Martin - Channel Youtube
    Leonard Martin - 1 month ago

    Hey monkey, great stuff!! I'm putting in a small above ground pond, probably 6'x4'. This will be of wood construction. I'm guessing approximately 2000 lbs. I'mputtingit on a small paver patio. How deep should I dig??

  • jimw1960 - Channel Youtube
    jimw1960 - 1 month ago

    you forgot to talk about edge restraint.

  • DENISE JOY - Channel Youtube
    DENISE JOY - 2 months ago

    Thank you so much. I am getting ready to build a patio myself and this video helped clarify a lot. However, I would like more information on the preparation starting on the measurament. So I need to frame the area with 2 x 4s?

  • Phillip Sexton - Channel Youtube
    Phillip Sexton - 2 months ago

    some of your newer stuff says use poly sand. Did you change your mind?

  • Riverside - Channel Youtube
    Riverside - 2 months ago

    Nice, thank you.

  • John - Channel Youtube
    John - 2 months ago

    Great video! Question: I want to raise my patio 2.5 feet with clean fill. How would deal with this? 1000 lb compacter on base plus for every 8 or 9 inches of fill? Please let me know. Thanks

  • Dirt Works - Channel Youtube
    Dirt Works - 2 months ago

    Great video. The same principals apply to big dirt jobs as they do to these patios. A good base is crucial and he does it Right.

  • Matthew Winik - Channel Youtube
    Matthew Winik - 2 months ago

    If you were going to put a seating wall around that patio, would you have installed the wall first? Also, would the wall act as your edge restraint and therefore wouldn't need an edge restraint where the pavers meet the wall? Does the base for the wall need to be lower than the base for the pavers so that the wall is partially buried? Thanks.

  • Pedro cruz - Channel Youtube
    Pedro cruz - 3 months ago

    Same in Florida state?

  • Pied Piper - Channel Youtube
    Pied Piper - 3 months ago

    I really enjoyed this video and the patio is beautiful. But I must share, to make you all laugh as I did, realizing I don't know paving terminology. I had watched several videos and heard the word Cutlass used several times, but saw no resemblance to the pavers or styles being discussed. (I grew up with a multitude of car-geeks). So I hadn't figured out until I watched your video, that it is a cut-less patio. DRRR! I laughed out loud when I realized what I was hearing was so simple, but my car-geek brain had auto-defined (intentional) the word as Cutlass, as in Oldsmobile! Thanks for the video and the laugh at myself.

  • Aaron Jansen - Channel Youtube
    Aaron Jansen - 4 months ago

    Complete tool

  • Pedro Gabriel Contreras Escobedo - Channel Youtube
    Pedro Gabriel Contreras Escobedo - 4 months ago

    Hey Stan, i really enjoyed your video, i got 1 question and will be helpful if you could answer it, i have a concrete patio but i would like to have a stone patio instead, do you recommend to install it over the concrete or to remove the concrete and then instal the stone? Regards!

  • Brittney Jones - Channel Youtube
    Brittney Jones - 4 months ago

    Poly Sand keeps weeds and grass from encroaching in between pavers, also makes wetseal a lot easier. Sand finish is good if you're working in a arid environment. Poly Sand works better in humid areas. At least as far as I've found.

  • ملوك الترجمة - Channel Youtube
    ملوك الترجمة - 4 months ago

    OMG just shut up and get to the point.

  • kevinboo2000 - Channel Youtube
    kevinboo2000 - 5 months ago

    So if I have a heavy clay soil and I cant drive a spike into the ground you consider that good soil ? Id rather install on sandy soils all day ! its more about drainage than a hard ground

  • nova396 - Channel Youtube
    nova396 - 5 months ago

    Is the 1 inch of sand underneath "regular sand" too?

  • MrS10lover - Channel Youtube
    MrS10lover - 5 months ago

    company i work for we use hpb (high performance base) in stead on 3/4 crush and run and screenings it is 98% compact when you dump it it easy to work with and lets the water drain better.

  • Curtis Jennings - Channel Youtube
    Curtis Jennings - 6 months ago

    This guy is the best