Model # PVB5B

Internet #205663180

Store SKU #1000029015

20.04 in. x 36 in. Black Brock Paver Base Panel
0851214003017

20.04 in. x 36 in. Black Brock Paver Base Panel

  • Eliminates the hassle of building traditional walkways
  • Lightweight panel replaces bag base and most of the sand
  • Great for pavers, patios and other areas with foot traffic
$ 12 97
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Product Overview

  • Eliminates the hassle of building traditional walkways
  • Lightweight panel replaces bag base and most of the sand
  • Great for pavers, patios and other areas with foot traffic
For many homeowners, building a paver patio or walkway is simply too big and arduous a project. Lots of dirt, digging, hauling and labor. If you ask, most would say, I'll never do that again. Not anymore. Brock PaverBase is a lightweight panel that replaces bag base and most of the sand used in the old way of doing things. Now you can build the patio or walkway of your dreams in a weekend without all the sweat and fatigue. Brock PaverBase offers many advantages over traditional project base construction.
  • Lightweight and durable material makes it easier, faster, and a better way to build your project base, and it costs less
  • Each 5 sq. ft. panel (1 lb.) replaces 4 bags of base (160 lbs.) (1 case equals to 20 panels, weighs 20 lbs. covers 100 sq. ft.)
  • Simply lay the interlocking panels on top of sand layer and you have a stable and accessible job area, which speeds up the process of laying pavers
  • Digging out only 3 in. or less with brock paverbase vs 6 in. to 8 in. with heavy bag paver base makes the job a lot easier
  • Patented product lifetime limited warranty
  • Carry 100 sq. ft. of paverbase to back yard in minutes
  • Use for all paver and patio stone projects, small and large (foot traffic) for professional results, not for driveways
  • Able to walk on panels while installing pavers and patio stones
  • High grade 100% polypropylene is proven as a construction material and provides lifetime stability for your patio
  • Use in all climates (U.S and Canada) cold, hot and especially in freeze thaw regions
  • Channels and holes allow water to flow through the panel into the sand for drainage to avoid ponds on your patio
  • Medium density material is easy to install and cut with utility knife
  • Great for installing irregular shaped stones or multi paver patterns; you can move your pavers around with ease to match your pattern
  • Food grade material is environmentally safe, does not leech chemicals into the ground
  • How many panels do you need, project sq. ft. / 5 equal number of panels
  • How much sand do you need, project sq. ft. / 12 equal number of bags (for 1/2 in. sand depth)
  • Takes all the hard work out of preparing project base

Product Overview

  • Eliminates the hassle of building traditional walkways
  • Lightweight panel replaces bag base and most of the sand
  • Great for pavers, patios and other areas with foot traffic
Model #: PVB5B
Sku #: 1000029015
Internet #: 205663180

For many homeowners, building a paver patio or walkway is simply too big and arduous a project. Lots of dirt, digging, hauling and labor. If you ask, most would say, I'll never do that again. Not anymore. Brock PaverBase is a lightweight panel that replaces bag base and most of the sand used in the old way of doing things. Now you can build the patio or walkway of your dreams in a weekend without all the sweat and fatigue. Brock PaverBase offers many advantages over traditional project base construction.

  • Lightweight and durable material makes it easier, faster, and a better way to build your project base, and it costs less
  • Each 5 sq. ft. panel (1 lb.) replaces 4 bags of base (160 lbs.) (1 case equals to 20 panels, weighs 20 lbs. covers 100 sq. ft.)
  • Simply lay the interlocking panels on top of sand layer and you have a stable and accessible job area, which speeds up the process of laying pavers
  • Digging out only 3 in. or less with brock paverbase vs 6 in. to 8 in. with heavy bag paver base makes the job a lot easier
  • Patented product lifetime limited warranty
  • Carry 100 sq. ft. of paverbase to back yard in minutes
  • Use for all paver and patio stone projects, small and large (foot traffic) for professional results, not for driveways
  • Able to walk on panels while installing pavers and patio stones
  • High grade 100% polypropylene is proven as a construction material and provides lifetime stability for your patio
  • Use in all climates (U.S and Canada) cold, hot and especially in freeze thaw regions
  • Channels and holes allow water to flow through the panel into the sand for drainage to avoid ponds on your patio
  • Medium density material is easy to install and cut with utility knife
  • Great for installing irregular shaped stones or multi paver patterns; you can move your pavers around with ease to match your pattern
  • Food grade material is environmentally safe, does not leech chemicals into the ground
  • How many panels do you need, project sq. ft. / 5 equal number of panels
  • How much sand do you need, project sq. ft. / 12 equal number of bags (for 1/2 in. sand depth)
  • Takes all the hard work out of preparing project base

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Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
5

Details

Application
Patio
Color Family
Black
Features
Textured
Landscape Supply Type
Paver Base
Material
Polypropylene
Product Weight (lb.)
0.9lb

Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
5

Details

Application
Patio
Color Family
Black
Features
Textured
Landscape Supply Type
Paver Base
Material
Polypropylene
Product Weight (lb.)
0.9lb

Questions & Answers

Sand is needed, but desciption says sand is not needed?

From the several questions I've read on here it, it is still instructed to use at least a 1/2" base of sand beneath these base panels, however, per the description from the home depot website is states directly: "Each lightweight panel replaces 200 lbs. (5 bags) of the traditional stone base and sand, so it eliminates the need to dig out 4 in. - 5 in. of dirt and fill it in with heavy bag base." - that description implies that all that is required is to dig out grass in the desired area, make sure it is completely tampered down and level, then install the paver base panels and then the desired pavers on top. Is sand required or not/are these actually only to be used to replace the gravel then?
Asked by: KTK
As a professional installer I have not used these panels yet, but am doing some research. On the sand question.....The Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute standard for pavers is 1" to 1.5" of bedding sand. This product is claiming to only need a half inch underneath or an optional 1/2" also above each panel. If you were to eliminate the 1/2" above you are using less sand, but not removing the need for all of it. Sand is needed, but so is the requirement for perfect grading of the soils. As a professional installer we don't worry about the occasional hole caused by rocks removed in the subgrade. We fill those holes with qp or gravel, and never, ever, return soil to the excavation area or attempt to compact loose soils. It seems this product would actually be harder to use, for us anyway, in an attempt to get the base so perfectly flat and graded for water runoff with the rocky soil conditions we deal with daily which leaves an uneven soil base surface, even when using the most accurate excavation practices.
Answered by: Patiobob
Date published: 2018-10-02

420 square feet how many panel do I need

420 square feet how many panel do I need
Asked by: smiley
You will need 84 panels approximately 80 pounds in 420 square feet.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2018-05-25

Can we use 8mm porcelain tiles? They're rates for outdoors, frost and slip resistant, etc.

Want to extend concrete patio into dirt area and lay porcelain tiles over the whole thing
Asked by: MikePro
Yes, I would probably put some stone underneath them to avoid any movement of the ground with moisture and freezing. And you will need to use some kind of edging to stop them from moving but, I believe these mats would be perfect for your application.
Answered by: Lainie
Date published: 2019-04-11

Can I put a Hot tub on these?

Asked by: Jill
The hot tub would be too heavy I believe and would probably "squish" their shape. I think these panels would be ideal up against the hot tub with some kind of tile on top.
Answered by: Lainie
Date published: 2019-04-11
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Customer Reviews

20.04 in. x 36 in. Black Brock Paver Base Panel is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 99.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and easy to use. Way better than hauling around... Light and easy to use. Way better than hauling around gravel but you definitely want to get the surface below as level as possible. It has some give which is nice, but you want to get the joints to line up as close as possible.
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It worked and definitely helped with leveling but the paver... It worked and definitely helped with leveling but the paver base is easier to work with and the block seems to be snugger (if that’s a worked lol). I didn’t hate it but both have their pros and cons
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best part of this product is replacing the backbreaking work... Best part of this product is replacing the backbreaking work of putting in loads of crushed rock for a foundation. Leveling seems to be more difficult, but it is a trade off.
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These panels made my project a lot easier. Highly recommended! My project was 75 sq. feet of func... These panels made my project a lot easier. Highly recommended! My project was 75 sq. feet of functional space (garden hose etc) against the foundation of a 40-year old house. The soil was very hard and compacted. These panels eliminated additional excavation to add paver base. Following the directions, I excavated enough to account for the just the leveling sand, plus the depth of the panels and the pavers. The laying out of the pavers is much easier: you're kneeling on the panels, instead of trying to avoid disturbing the leveling sand/base (as well as the worry of pets disturbing the area). The foam material is easy on the knees. Setting/sliding the pavers into place is easy on the smooth surface of the panels. The videos available online were helpful. This was a summer 2017 project, so we'll see how it holds up through the freeze-thaw cycle. Overall, these panels saved a lot of work and made the final steps much easier.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ...first time on this kind of project so I'm no expert, but it seems to me that this should be hy... ...first time on this kind of project so I'm no expert, but it seems to me that this should be hyper firm and not flexible like it is. Yes it replaces sand and perhaps is more stable and more cost effective, I simply don't know, but I also don't know how much this helped us in the project. One thing I did learn; leveling takes long long time. Puttin' down the blocks and the hydra sand is nothing (make sure you use spacers)...
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have used these on a few patios and once they... Have used these on a few patios and once they are leveled it makes laying the bricks or pavers much faster. Hope they are durable and last a long time. Only have used them in the past 2 years but still holding well. No drooping in the patios.
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I saw these could be used instead of sand between... I saw these could be used instead of sand between the pavers and slab on our screened porch. Easy to cut and put down. I just failed to take into account the total cost. Seems expensive at $2.40 a square foot but definitely labor saving.
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product to help with paver installations. However, very... Very good product to help with paver installations. However, very costly for large projects with no discount for bulk purchases.
Date published: 2019-02-21
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