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

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.
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50 Comments

  1. RobynandAniylah Cribbs on March 23, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    The subtitles were funny 😁 ☺️☺️

  2. Mushroom McFarmer on March 23, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    "There may be a little controversy over this material…."
    It’s landscaping. Landscapers all claim THEY use the best methods, and the competition doesn’t know ANYTHING.

  3. DONNA FIFAREK on March 23, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Cost for this patio?

  4. Aaron Lippold on March 23, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    In my home – my base is hard reddish clay – how deep should my paver base be for this type of material? I am in the 20148 zip code

  5. Barbara Madison on March 23, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    My patio is still amazing after 3 years. Thank you for the great information that made it look amazing and last.

  6. James Olafsson on March 23, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    WoW ! Nice idea ! I tried https://www.amazon.com/bluekeyworld Cable Clips and it helped my organization

  7. Sound Universe on March 23, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    I’ve used this HD compactor and one of my neighbor’s house walls collapsed.

  8. bobwasherefool on March 23, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    You never mentioned about separating the base, and the sand! Always separate the two!

    Techniseal nexgel poly sand is amazing stuff! I use it on every patio and never would recommend regular Mason sand unless needing a permeable paver system.

    Love the cut-less patio, no waste, less labor and even better, no dust floating down to the neighbors. I know, use water, but I hate using water, it’s so messy.

  9. TheWickettj on March 23, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Do you think using a hand damper with plywood between the pavers and tamper would work I’m afraid of damaging the techo bloc blu 60’s I installed. Any advice?

  10. Loco Guano on March 23, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Irregardless 😂

  11. Adrian The Guitarist on March 23, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    I was all on board until he said irregardless

  12. Jeremy V on March 23, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Arrrgggghh! Gonna be a pain but DEFINITELY glad I saw this. Thank you, sir

  13. Thomas Perez on March 23, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    08:18

  14. Samad Abdul on March 23, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    In the 3rd step, when you put the 1inch sand, do you use a compactor or just screen it? I’ve watched other videos where they are compacting the sand as well.

  15. Motion Drawing on March 23, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    DirtMonkey, great video as always. But what do you think about the 3/4′ PaverBase panels that are claiming to replace traditional 4" of paver stone base?

  16. Maila Loomy on March 23, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    If you want, you can learn how to do it with Woodglut woodworking plans.

  17. Fit Nick on March 23, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    I mean you should pressure wash and add polymaric sand every two or three years because I’m sure weeds will come threw and don’t forget about sealer for more protection and aesthetics

  18. Ana Larson on March 23, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Awesome video, I off to go refinish my patio, thanks I have absolutely no questions to think of. Blessings.

  19. Steven Thorkelsen on March 23, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    You mention 1” of sand no more, what type of sand should I use?

    What would a good price to charge per sqft for labor? Thanks

  20. MRX%XSI SIX%XRM on March 23, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    U talking too much

  21. Dan Carlson on March 23, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    What is the name and brand of pavers you used around 6:04?

  22. Preston Vaughn on March 23, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    can you use less than 1" of sand?

  23. Yukonpeteneff on March 23, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Can you use rock dust/fines instead of sand? Would that bond together and help prevent pavers from tipping under non uniform loads?

  24. Organization Tutorials on March 23, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    WoW ! Nice idea ! I tried https://www.amazon.com/bluekeyworld Cable Clips and it helped my organization

  25. Geeta Lall on March 23, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    The area I am putting my patio on is similar – just behind my house. Gutters come down from the house and into the ground on each side. I do not see anywhere where the gutter water is draining into – Just a few feet away is a lake. I don’t see the water draining into to lake either..so will this be a problem if I put patio down?

  26. Alexander Michael Earle on March 23, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Thanks for the sand tip.

  27. Geeta Lall on March 23, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    i looooove this man!!! he got attitude.

  28. United Destiny Entertainment on March 23, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Great professional video with great advice.

  29. Erma Storay on March 23, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Awesome tips especially about the sand👍🏾

  30. Ras Irie on March 23, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    "Irregardless"… My English is not great but I don’t think that is English.

  31. Mark Boczar on March 23, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    We use 1/2” pvc pipe, cheaper to determine the amount of sand and yes, we use 1/2” of sand not 1”.

  32. Luke ZIKO on March 23, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    I wanna install tiles over grass . Can I just rip out the grass. even the ground and install the tiles ?? What’s the worst that can happen ? If it’s uneven say a tile cracks Over time what’s the big deal just replace the tile ? Am I wrong ? Please anyone give me an answer ?

  33. Troy Dunn on March 23, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    How do you install pavers on unlevel ground? My ground is out of level by 6 inches in 12 feet and I live in Virginia where our frost line is 18". I really prefer not to use a retaining wall on the high side unless i have to.

  34. Dan Staff on March 23, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    What if you are going over an existing concrete slab? It isn’t completely even so I was going to fill some spots then go over with the inch of sand?

  35. Rubi San on March 23, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Irregardless isn’t a word. Regardless takes care of that. Peace!

  36. Alex G on March 23, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Started digging on my backyard for a new patio. Called 811 they marked my yard and there was ATT cable (I do not use for cable or landline) literally one inch below the grass. How to get it removed or rerouted? Thanks!

  37. Geeta Lall on March 23, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Please make a list of all the things you used to create the patio in this video. I intend to hire a regular home renovation guy to do my work and I am trying to educate myself as to what he might be missing when he gives me an overview. These contractor words are not easy for me to follow.

  38. Joe Poe on March 23, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    How is this an easy diy? Really bro. I didn’t even finish this video.

  39. M Mouralli on March 23, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Hi Stanley, what kind of drainage can be incorporated into pavers ?

  40. DIY'S With Angie on March 23, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Wow! Can you come to Va to do mine🤗🤗🤗🤣🤣🤣

  41. Dav' E on March 23, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    "irregardless" i love it! minus that, the rest of video has some good advice!

  42. Enny Filpo on March 23, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Did not know that about polymeric sand. Good to know. Now, will regular sand prevent weeds if compacted right?

  43. J Shapiro on March 23, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    This looks way more expensive than getting concrete poured….hell even stamped.

  44. Tyler Bausman on March 23, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    I love this video Stan I’m 15 years old and I have just done my own patio for my parents and I never would have known where to start without this video. I hope you can keep making more videos like theses because I now know how to do it the correct way and can teach my coworkers how to do this way.

  45. Las Vegas Fruit Trees on March 23, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Can You Make A Video How to cut the pavers.

  46. Timothy Folarskovic on March 23, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Splendidly to see Woodglut have new plans which helped me save some money and energy for this construction.

  47. Coach2118 on March 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Great Video! It would be cool if you tried the Gator Base System, it eliminates the excavation process for a 6" base. I was also told those plastic edging pieces heave in the north east a lot, where as gator base acts like a thermal blanket keeping it from happening bc its all tied in together. Also, have you heard of Perma Paver Edging? Its not suppose to heave or crack due to the fibers in the mix. Would be very interested to hear your thoughts on these products.

  48. david van dyk on March 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Hey Dirt Monkey! Thank you so much for these videos. They’re a game changer for me. I have a question about the sub-base I will be DIYing my brick paver patio on top of. It’s sand, deep sand. I cut two trees down and dug out the stumps and roots to remove all organic material. I easily dug nearly 5 feet straight down in two separate areas so I know it’s all sand there. What must I do to have the proper long-lasting base? Just dig out more of it and increase my class 5 depth? Help! I’m in the planning stages. Thank you!!!

  49. M K on March 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Just stumbled on this channel before undergoing my paver patio project. This is what I needed, thanks Richard Rawlings!

  50. Medium double double on March 24, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Don’t have to redo a patio If your poly sand chunks off. Just pressure washing it, especially in between the cracks, and resand it after it’s dry. It will adhere to itself. You’re going to have to do this every couple of years. Same thing with normal sand though lol

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