patio paver project - Knowledgebase Question

tampa, Fl
Question by dmitch24
May 30, 2010
first i'll need to excavate 215 square ft.that is full of oak tree roots any suggestion as to what can make this part of the project go easier than i want to use 16x16 pavers how many will this take along with the amount of gravel and sand ?

Answer from NGA
May 30, 2010


If the pavers are 16 inches by 16inches, 16 inches is 1.3333333 feet. The area of each paver is 1.3333333*1.3333333, or 1.7777778 square feet. Divide your 215 square feet by 1.77777778. You;ll need 121 pavers. If the gravel is 3 inches deep you'll need 2 cubic yards; if the you lay the sand 2 inches deep, you'll need 1.4 cubic yards of sand.

There's no easy answer for digging through the feeder roots of the oak tree. You'll just have to take it slow and easy. Try not to dig too deeply or your pavers will settle over the years. Good luck with your project!

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