Because patio pavers are set at angles of 45 degrees, 45 pin design seems we invite you to follow the trail or participate in activities in the yard. Once you understand the basic concept underlying pattern Herringbone Paver, installation should be fairly simple and requires only compacted sand base.
- Set restrictions in place edge along the outer edge of the patio if you are using them. Make sure the corners are square.
- Place a row of cobblestones outside patio in training straight edge against restrictions. Place one end or side to side depending on your preferences. To help with the removal of the stones, touch the paver to be placed against the side of the paver last set. Then fall into place rather than sliding into position. This outer row acts as a limit for the patio or hallway.
- Run a string line in the sand 8½ inches (215 mm) and parallel to the inner edge of the straight row of cobblestones that you just set. This is where you must align the points of the first row of pavers. Keep chain taut to tie off.
- Place a row of cobblestones of the square-set is on the left and in front of you. Hold a paver, with the top facing you, vertically on the right hand. Turn an angle of 45 degrees to the left and put the top spot directly below the chain line with most of the paver to the right of the line.
- Select a paver second at an angle of 90 degrees the first paver and closer to your body. The long edge of the second paver should be aligned with the short edge of the first paver. Most of the paver second should be to the left of the chain line: only the right end should touch the string line. This creates a V-shaped chevron inverted. Only the leftmost point of the second paver must touch the row in the cobblestone square positions in step 2.
- Set the next couple of pavers to form the next chevron to work away from their original position, or above the first couple of cobblestones. Hold each new pair of aligned paver down the chain as the first pair. Continue to establish pairs of cobblestones below the line of chain until the first row or course.
- Continue to implement all the cobblestones in the courtyard, creating complete rows before moving to the next and working in one direction through the work area.
- Once all rows that can accommodate full, uncut cobblestones have been established, you need to fill the gaps between the cobblestones of the diagonals and the outer row in the Plaza. This is done by placing cobblestones in the gaps and mark or measure where the pavers need to be cut with a masonry saw or guillotine cutter. The cut pavers are placed in the spaces, using the same technique as in step 2.
- Sprinkle coarse sand in the courtyard and then brush the sand between all the cobblestones with a broom. Keep pushing the sand around, ensuring that filled the seams.
- Shrink sand and cobble, with the plate compactor. Repeat step 9 and compact again until all seams are filled and the surface is uniform.