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0.5 cu. ft. Paver Base

$3.50 / each
If you buy 35 or more
$3.15 / each
  • Sand material provides a firm, stable base
  • Gray color
  • Idea for patio blocks, pavers and walkways

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The Pavestone 0.5 cu. ft. Paver Base (Step 1) provides a firm, stable base for installation of interlocking pavers, step stones and patio blocks. It can also be used for decorative aggregates. With assembled dimensions of 15 in. W x 4 in. D x 8 in. H, you can also use the sand for paver leveling or as paver joint sand.

  • The Paver Base material provides a firm, stable base
  • Gray color
  • Ideal for installing patio blocks, pavers and natural stone walkways
  • Can also be used as a base for decorative aggregates in ornamental gardens
  • Size and weight are approximate
  • Note: product may vary by store

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How many bags would I need to do an area 12' x 4' with a depth of 2 inches? I am going to be using the 12 x 12 Patio Stones.

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It would be helpful if Home Depot had a calculator for this stuff on the website like they do for buying bags of mulch.
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July 31, 2015
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20 bags
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The first response is close, but the math is wrong. 2" is not equal to 0.2', it's equal to 1/6 of a foot. Here's how to calculate:
12 ft x 4 ft x 1/6 ft = 8 cu ft
8 cu ft / 0.5 cu ft/bag = 16 bags
Good luck!
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June 4, 2015
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10 - 15 bags or so. Its hard to say really. Buy 6 bags and then see where your at.
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It is much cheaper to get processed gravel from your local sand and gravel pit. My local supplier charged $11/ton. Home depot cost $184/ton.
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Actually, if you look at the images on the bag on the product page or in person at your local store, the chart is listed right on the front of the bag.
It's fairly simple arithmetic to get how many bags you'd need for the patio stone base.
Your 12' x 4' x 0.2" area= 9.6 cubic feet. Since one bag equals 0.5 cubic feet, you'd need 20 bags to complete the job (9.6 divided by 0.5= 19.2 or 20 since you'd Read More
Actually, if you look at the images on the bag on the product page or in person at your local store, the chart is listed right on the front of the bag.
It's fairly simple arithmetic to get how many bags you'd need for the patio stone base.
Your 12' x 4' x 0.2" area= 9.6 cubic feet. Since one bag equals 0.5 cubic feet, you'd need 20 bags to complete the job (9.6 divided by 0.5= 19.2 or 20 since you'd have buy a complete bag).
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What is the bag weight

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It is important to know this regarding pick-up or delivery ....It seem Home Depot should have the answer to this .....without having such a delay.....It is probably printed somewhere on the Bag......
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A 0.5 cu ft bag of sand weights around 40 lbs, more or less.
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July 30, 2015
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Our bagged products are measured by volume, as the weight can differ depending on moisture content. In most cases the bags will approximately weigh 48 pounds.
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A good 25 lbs or so. Its crushed concrete. Its heavy stuff. That's what you want.
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approximately 45 lbs
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Why not use 80-90lb concrete mix and pound it flat. It will cure from the normal ground moisture. Then add leveling sand prior to laying the pavers.

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This would be much less costly and still provide adequate base for a patio or sidewalk.
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July 30, 2015
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I have not used this method so I cannot speak to whether it would work. However, I don’t believe that you could tamp dry concrete into a solid base so you would not be able to add the sand layer until the base layer was solid.
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You can but I prefer the paver base and this brand is awesome. You can add just a few cups of cement mix to it just to harden it a little but remember, the idea is that with not using cement mix, you can always pull your pavers up and add a little sand, base, ect and re-do them. Not so with concrete. Yes I know its cheaper but again, that's a different approach. Paver base and sand will not stick to your Read More
You can but I prefer the paver base and this brand is awesome. You can add just a few cups of cement mix to it just to harden it a little but remember, the idea is that with not using cement mix, you can always pull your pavers up and add a little sand, base, ect and re-do them. Not so with concrete. Yes I know its cheaper but again, that's a different approach. Paver base and sand will not stick to your nice pavers and again, you can always re-do them. Use a good sealant like the Beahr brand and you can get these things to last for 50 years. Read Less
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April 2, 2015
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Hi Dvol,
The cement mix will not make for a permanent base as it will not cure properly, it will crack and sink, and it will not allow proper drainage.
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Have 100 sq ft to fill with sand paver base. How many bags do I need that is 0.5 cubic ft?

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July 31, 2015
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40 bags.
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You can only guess it. Bring home 25 bags at a time. Im doing a 200 ft project and I bring home about 8 bags at a time. Ive been working on this thing for 2 years. Time, hard work, money, and a budget to work on.
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It depends on how thick the cover would be.
If the coverage is 6" deep then 100 bags are needed. If 4" thick then 67 bags. if 1" only then about 17 bags.
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Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 43 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The large rocks it contains are critical! The larger size rocks this stuff contains are needed to add "beef" to your base material and without them, all you have is large size sand and you end up with nothing. The sand isn't really sand but is fine crushed concrete that surrounds and sticks to the larger pieces to form a solid base. The guys who are giving this product a bad review because of the large size pieces don't have a clue what they are doing. I use 90% base (step 1) and just a little sand on top (1/4 inch or so). Then that baby is solid! Spray it with water and this stuff hardens up like a brick. Super strong base for pavers or anything else that needs support. June 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Paver base Very poor product, I was buying the paver base at Lowes however, they ran out. I went to Home Depot for their paver base. The rocks in the bag were 1-2 inches, when you are trying to get a smooth base these large rocks are to big, I dug out some of the Lowes paver base put the HD product in the hole and utilized the Lowes product, I also found some trash in some of the bags - could work with the trash, fortunately only needed 7 bags to finish my project otherwise I would have pursued another source July 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not clean fill, it's full of trash It pretty much looks like someone swept the floor and put it in a bag, the bags I got were mostly crushed pavers and sand. Do yourself a favor and buy something else this stuff is absolute garage...literally July 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by base for patio Bought 5 bags, and had five helper empty the bages. Bages contained rock pieces over 1/2 inch in size (1/3 of the bag) with the remainder being dirt and crushed material. Seem like a pick 5 bags that were refilled and sealed from broken bags. Not a good but for my time and effort- and not worth returning ! June 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by No problems worked as expected. I read the reviews of this product and was wary of the problems described. I went to my local HD and checked the bags they had in stock. Fortunately they were filled with fine crushed rock - no large pieces, which is exactly what you need to create a level base for pavers. Easy to use, I apply it by hand and add or subtract as needed. All good. I notice that the website says "product may vary by store." I' guessing that's what the issue is - some local supplies of rock are not as good as others. May 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Quality is miserable Filled with less crushed rock than sand, and the small stones are anything but. Some were the 2-3 inches in diameter. Additionally the bags are adulterated with shredded plastic and sticks. I spent more time pulling out large rocks than leveling. June 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked Great with Leveling Sand Had an area with no grass that we wanted to add a paver patio. I initially leveled the existing dirt and sand area out and watered the heck out of it for a week to ensure the existing material had compacted. I then added 2" of the Step 1 Paver Base and ran a plate compactor over it two times in each direction. I then added an additional 2" of the Step 1 Paver Base, and ran the plate compactor again over it twice, in both directions. It is really important that you ensure there are no high or low spots (I kept it under 1/4"). I then placed a stick of 1" PVC Pipe along one edge of the area, and another 8' away. I then added 1" of the Leveling Sand between the PVC, and then pulled a very straight 2x4 along the two pipes (called screeding) to create a smooth, level surface. I repeated this until the entire area had been completed. Was then just a matter of placing down the pavers, adding the border to keep everything secure, and swept some PermaSand in the joints, got it wet, and the patio looks incredible! May 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Did the job I used 80 bags of this to install about 118 sqft of pavers. We have tough soil with a lot of clay, so I didn't make the base as thick. This stuff compacted nicely (got it a little wet first). It was like walking on concrete after it had dried and was compacted by a plate compactor. I know I could have saved some money by buying something similar in bulk for the size job, but I wanted to have everything delivered at once and like the ability to return unused bags. May 4, 2013
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