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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
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Product Overview

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 expanded polypropylene 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. 8" thermo-barrier
  • 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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Questions & Answers


How firm are these panels, do they crate "bouncy" feeling after laying paving stones? Also, do ...

Asked by Alex April 3, 2021

No, the panels do not create a bounce feel. The panel over lay and do not need to be taped. Just make sure the panels are tight when laying your paving stones. Each panel gives you 4" compacted base, 8" thermo barrier and the proper drainage with the slope, fabric and sand. Applications - all patios, walkways, concrete overlays, natural flagstone - different thickness stones and turf.

Will the standard nylon paver edging anchor spikes be able to penetrate these panels?

Asked by Chris March 28, 2021

Yes, the spikes will go thru the panels.

Hello all. I'm building a 8×12 shed. Can the shed be built directly on top of these panels? The s...

Asked by Faucetanddrain March 25, 2021

Yes you can. Support the outside panel edges to keep in place when setting the shed on the panels.

Can a paver patio placed on these panels, support a medium shed?

Asked by ssgtguy March 14, 2021


Can you put a layer of base down before the panel, and then sand on top? I'm building a small she...

Asked by Davey January 7, 2021

Yes, you can build up the area using dirt/soul or bag base (material that compacts well). Then follow the steps to install the fabric, sand, panels and paving stones. Contact PaverBase customer service (Tim) at 813.431.8259 with questions

Can I use 1” sand and then double the panels - one on top of another. All would be placed on exis...

Asked by JimFLA December 24, 2020

The one piece of advice that I give to everyone asking questions regarding any product purchased from Home Depot is: Contact the manufacturer for specific questions regarding application, use, configuration and so on. No one understands the intricacies of a product more than a manufacturer. Brock Pavers website is the place to ask this question. This is right from the website: "WE’RE HERE TO HELP ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR YOUR HOME PROJECT AND OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE" Tim Newton, VP Phone: (813) 431-8259 – Call me anytime, even weekends http://www.brockpaverbase.com/

I am installing some 16x16 porcelain paver tile on the brock paverbase, and some tiles are having...

Asked by Nathan November 17, 2020

If you feel movement it can be uneven ground or sand compacting, which should only occur once. Try wetting down the patio. If it is minor, the water may assist in compacting the sand.

Can I install paverbase on top of wet sand? Or should I wait until the sand dries?

Asked by Nathan November 13, 2020

The sand can be wet. You can hand tamp the sand and use a straight edge or side of 2 x 4 from high end to low end of slope are to make sure you do not have any low spots. If so add a little sand hand tamp and recheck. Then lay your panels.

What is best way of leveling & screeing 0.5" of sand? Most instructions seem to recommend using P...

Asked by Nathan November 9, 2020

Use 1/2 rebar and 2 x 4 to screed 1/2" all purpose sand. If you use pvc piping, as the measurement is inside diameter not outside so you may need more sand

What thickness paver would I need to lay on top of paver base tiles which are laid on sand to pro...

Asked by Mango October 17, 2020

PaverBase panels can be used with most paving stones for all patios and walkways - pavers, patio stones, wet cast, natural flags stone (different thicknesses), outdoor porcelain pavers (min 3/4"). Can also be used under artificial turf, short walls, sitting walls and pillars.

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Customer Reviews

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Sizing problems and pavers were still uneven.
It says it will cover 100 sq ft but to get that you end up cutting a bunch of really small pieces and the leftover pieces you need to use don't interlock since they were cut on one end. It says you can step on them so we did but now the pavers are uneven. The leveling sand was even before we laid these down so my guess is after standing on them it made the sand below unlevel which led to the pavers being unlevel. Directions were horrible as well. It's hard to recommend this; I like that I didn't need nearly as many bags of rocks but this product was not as easy as it makes it seem.
by cr8zkev
1 person found this helpful
Easy patio install
They are exactly as stated. The were easy to install and the patio was completed in no time by a single person. Make sure you have a sharp knife for trimming.
by John Ze
This saved time and me from buying extra base, plus I didn’t break my back. I was also able to be...
This saved time and me from buying extra base, plus I didn’t break my back. I was also able to better level and make adjustments
by Hotcityez
5 people found this helpful
Easy install
Price is the only con. Tip: install them in a way where you can lay one panel on top of the other instead of having to lift an edge and having to slide the next panel in under and possibly disturbing your screeded sand. All in all it was worth it. Total patio size 224sq foot. The test of time will determine if it was really worth it.
by Amit
9 people found this helpful
Brock Pavers are fantastic. I used nearly 100 of them. They make laying a patio or walkway much e...
Brock Pavers are fantastic. I used nearly 100 of them. They make laying a patio or walkway much easier. NOT for driveway use. Here how I use them (hope its helpful).... Note: The ones sold at other big box home centers may have slightly different L&W dimensions, so check your measurements. 1. Preparing the ground. Dig down or add dirt as needed to a level of about the thickness of your paver plus 1" to 1-1/4" below where you want the top of your pavers and make sure you pound the dirt well with a tamper or compactor. It's OK if it's not perfectly sooth or so long as it is at least level smooth because you are going to put a think layer of sand down next and it will fill in where needed. Use a string and a line level to get it where you want it. For example if your pavers are 2" thick, make the compacted dirt 3"-31/4" inches below where you want the top of the pavers in the end. Be sure you have some kind of solid blocking or edging all around the outside perimeter of where your pavers will go. This is needed to hold the everything in pace even after the patio/walkway is complete. If you are raising the level above current grade on any side of the patio/walkway, you may want to use retaining wall blocks for this purpose. 2. All purpose sand (don't use play sand): I find damp sand works well if I need to put more than 1/2" down, but have some bone dry sand on hand to use for final leveling and filling in small gaps. Use a 2'+ flat and straight board to get the sand as flat as possible and exactly Paver Thickness plus 3/4" below where you want the top of the pavers to end up. 3. Brock Paverbase. Don't let the Paverbases sit in the hot sun - they will temporarily bend from the heat and make installation a little harder. Carefully lay the foam Brock Paverbase on top of the sand paying attention to how they interlock. Check to make sure the entire surface is flat - no gaps anywhere below the Paverbase - by lightly pressing in the top to see if it goes down. Take it up and add or smooth the sand (adding small amounts of dry sand where and as need) until you have it completely flat and consistent across multiple Paverbases as you go. Sometimes, the final flattening is easiest using the Paverbase edge itself. Once you put down a Paverbase, don't EVER step any where near the edges. I like to put down long wide boards or pieces of plywood over the Paverbases to walk on until I'm ready to lay the pavers themselves. 4. Laying the Pavers: If you done the above steps well, laying the pavers themselves will go very quickly. If you find a dip anywhere where a paver is lower than its neighbors, you can either take up the Paverbase and fix the sand or you can simply add a bit of dry sand on top of the Paverbase under the paver. Make sure the entire underside of the pavers are well supported -- if the paver wiggles from end to end or side to side it make crack or break in the next step. Around the edges of your patio or walk you may need to cut pavers to create the edge design you want. 5. Polymeric sand and plate compacting. Do this at a time when it won;t rain for at least 2 or 3 days Buy an appropriate amount of Polymeric Sand (get a bit more than you think you need) and rent a plate compactor from HD. Sweep the polymeric sand into the crack between the pavers. Use the vibrating plate compactor to shake it down. Put more sand down, sweep it in, and vibrate/compact again. Keep repeating until all the cracks between the pavers are filled after compacting. If any pavers break or crack, you may want to pull them up. This is not easy if you put down lots of polymeric sand. The easiest way I have found is to use a masonry drill bit to cut a hole in the paver then use a screw in the hole to pull it up and replace. 6. Sweep. Sweep up as much excess polymeric sand as you can. don;t just sweep it off the pavers onto the lawn or whereever because it will turn into cement where it pays after step 8. 7. Blow. Using a leaf blower or shopvac in reverse, blow off ALL exces left over sand from the surface of the pavers and in between them to provide a nice look - like what good tile grout job should look like. 8. Follow the instruction on the polymeric sand container to lightly wet down the patio walkway -- not too much and not too little. This is what turn the polymeric sand into cement-like bonded "grout." Wait a day after final wetting before you go to the next step. 9. Furniture, beer, wine, frozen cocktails, picnic tables, grill - you know what to do with all that -- enjoy!!!
by PeterD
24 people found this helpful
Perfect for perfectionists
I installed this under 24”x24” porcelain pavers. Requires careful attention to make subgrade and sand layer absolutely level. (I found that 1/2” square wood sticks were much easier for screening sand that round dowels.). All in all, I’d use the panels again because my patio would have required a ton of gravel going the conventional route.
by DIYgal
5 people found this helpful
Keeps your rocks from sinking in the sand! Easy to cut and put down. Much easier to work with tha...
Keeps your rocks from sinking in the sand! Easy to cut and put down. Much easier to work with than the paper stuff.
by Melanie
4 people found this helpful
It is expensive, but worth every penny. The panels interlock and are easy to cut and install.
It is expensive, but worth every penny. The panels interlock and are easy to cut and install.
by Chris
5 people found this helpful
I think it's a great idea saves a lot of time the only problem with me is little expensive
I think it's a great idea saves a lot of time the only problem with me is little expensive
13 people found this helpful
Product makes laying pavers a breeze. Use them around a pool as a deck and it was extremely easy ...
Product makes laying pavers a breeze. Use them around a pool as a deck and it was extremely easy to use. I would and I already have definitely recommend using this product instead of rocks.
by traeola
15 people found this helpful
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