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Page1 10-Step Guide to Installing Pavers Whether you plan to install brick, concrete or stone pavers, the following paver installation steps should help. Even if you plan to have your pavers professionally installed it is a good idea to be familiar with the process. The following 10-steps will each be discussed in detail: 1. Planning and Layout 2. Calculating Amount of Pavers Needed 3. Excavation 4. Base Material 5. Edge Restraints 6. Sand Bedding 7. Laying Pavers 8. Sand Joints 9. Sealing 10. Maintenance 1. Planning and Layout Planning the area to be paved is your first step. Decide where your pavers will go and determine if there is enough space for them. Your plan can be drawn out and measured using graph paper. Lay out your planned area using a hose or some wood to form the outline of your paved area. Next, mark or spray paint the outline, approximately eight inches outside that outline. Remember that the area needs to have gradient or slope, so water can run off the pavers to prev...