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0.5 cu. ft. Paver Base

  • Multi-purpose base material
  • Creates a solid foundation for pavers, stones and retaining walls
  • Stabilizes hardscape projects
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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.
  • Paver base material provides a firm, stable base
  • Quickly and easily placed and spread for landscaping installation applications
  • Ideal for installing patio blocks, pavers and natural stone walkways
  • Can also be used as a base for decorative aggregates in ornamental gardens
  • Will not fade, discolor, or attract pests like termites and ants
  • Size and weight are approximate
  • Note: product may vary by store

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Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
2.00

Details

Application
Pathway,Patio
Color Family
Gray
Features
Textured
Landscape Supply Type
Paver Base
Material
Concrete
Product Weight (lb.)
52.86

Questions & Answers

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If I buy a couple bags and store it in my yard with this get ruined if it gets wet before I use it

Asked by Steve April 1, 2021
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Stored pavers outside against back of house last summer into fall then moved these into cellar over winter (in fine shape) for use in spring when a delayed front portico didn’t allow us to do brick edging and replant front garden last year.

I have stone patio with small joint opening that have weeds and moss growing out of it. Will this...

Asked by adam March 31, 2021
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Unfortunately, weeds in between stone patio is unavoidable. However, you can control how much weed you get and the frequency that comes out. I laid down two layers of garden weed fabric first then I used the Paver Base of top of it to level my patio stones and that has worked pretty well. I still get a weed here and there but nothing a Roundup sprayer can't handle. Hope this helps

Can you use this as a base under a concrete slab?

Asked by Pop March 23, 2021
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Since it's sand, it would be ok to use under a slab only as a final base to help level and smooth before you pour the concrete. However, it's not really necessary to have that smooth a surface under the concrete slab. For a concrete slab, you should compact the soil, then place some crushed rock, tamped in place an d reasonably graded to control the thickness. How much and how deep a base of crushed rock you use depends on the usage of the slab (loading on the slab). This product, called a paver base is used to help get a level surface when placing multiple individual paver stones. A poured concrete slab seeks it's own level surface, so the concern is just good support base. For small concrete slabs, like a walkway, I have used sand similar to this paver base sand to control the thickness of the final slab, but it was over compacted soil and crushed rock.

I am building this kit from Home Depot: 83.52 in. x 83.52 in. x 2.375 in. Summit Blend Concrete O...

Asked by Samanthalyn28 March 10, 2021
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83.52x83.52x3 = 20926.8 cubic inches. 20926.8 / 1728 = 12.11 cubic feet. Each bag of paver base is 0.5 cubic feet so that is 25 bags.

What kind of stone or mineral or material is this sand made from? Is it silica, carbonaceous?

Asked by Phidel October 17, 2020
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It looked like they just threw a bunch of items (rocks, wood, etc) into a grinder. I purchased 15 bags of this and had at least 1 full bag of debris I had to throw away (large chunks of wood and big rocks). Would not recommend this brand.

For a 21ft x 28 ft, would I need 588 bags or doubled?

Asked by Weezy4real October 10, 2020
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Depends on how thick a layer of base you want. For the area you have, you should need about 100 bags for each 1 inch of depth. Depending on the application I would do 2 inches (200 bags) to no more than 4 inches (400 bags).

Can I use this product to fill joints of paver stones

Asked by Silk October 5, 2020
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Definitely not! This isn't as fine as the picture shows. It looked like they just threw a bunch of items (rocks, wood, etc) into a grinder. I purchased 15 bags of this and had at least 1 full bag of debris I had to throw away (large chunks of wood and big rocks). Would not recommend this brand.

Can this product be used as a base material for artificial grass/turf?

Asked by Lon September 28, 2020
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I don't know what they use under artificial turf, something that drains, so I don't really know if this would work.

Will Denver metro area stores be getting any more 'step 1 paver base' (#748089980010) in stock th...

Asked by Kay September 21, 2020
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It is best to actually contact the store by phone, ask for their garden department to check the status of the step 1 paver base. In the midwest we have not had a problem with the supply of this item.

I have 75 square feet who many bags need

Asked by mo September 1, 2020
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Assuming you will need about 3 inches of depth that would take approximately 20 bags according to my sq ft to cubic feet calculator.

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Customer Reviews

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When delivered 5 of the bags which were at the button of the pallet where open and less that half...
When delivered 5 of the bags which were at the button of the pallet where open and less that half full. When called Homedepot, they didn't refund me or anything!!!
by User04
1 person found this helpful
Used it as a base to my fire pit. Economical and ease to use I would recommend it
Used it as a base to my fire pit. Economical and ease to use I would recommend it
by Becca
1 person found this helpful
old stock hardened
All 35 bags looks like hardened cement left over so hard to break, hard to level. Ordered another 75 bags and was fine. Will be returning the rest.
by rnb05
1 person found this helpful
Used this as a base for a paver patio. There were a lot of larger rocks in excess of 3-4 inches ...
Used this as a base for a paver patio. There were a lot of larger rocks in excess of 3-4 inches in the mix which made getting the base somewhat level before and during compacting difficult. Once compacted with a place compactor, it seemed to do it's job and made a really nice base. Finished the project with landscaping fabric, leveling sand, and polypropylene paver base panels before adding bricks. So far everything is holding together. Other than the size of some of the rocks, the paver base is working as it should. I'm not sure I could have hand tampered this stuff.
by aklenny
1 person found this helpful
Full of big rocks
This stuff is terrible if you're trying to put down a layer and actually somewhat level it. I bought decomposed granite in bulk for the base and then a few bag of this stuff to fill in some areas that were still lacking some depth. These bag are full of large rocks, making leveling impossible. I can understand a few getting through here and there, but the bags are full of them!
by Miguel
12 people found this helpful
I was on the fence about using bagged paver base for my recent patio work. But after laying the r...
I was on the fence about using bagged paver base for my recent patio work. But after laying the retaining wall and using this as leveling base I found it really locked together nicely as a base. I priced delivery of a few 3rd party dirt companies and this was priced similarly. So I ended up going with this. It packs easily. Don't try to compact it when wet as it will stick to the tamper.
by bb101
1 person found this helpful
Great for smaller retaining walls - 6" to 12" in height (2 to 4 bricks). Higher retaining walls ...
Great for smaller retaining walls - 6" to 12" in height (2 to 4 bricks). Higher retaining walls should use interlocking bricks.
by Mac
Great for building a retaining wall. For DIY jobs make sure you have a strong back as they weigh ...
Great for building a retaining wall. For DIY jobs make sure you have a strong back as they weigh up to 60 lb each.
by WallGuy
This product worked as described. It is important to follow the detailed instructions provided in...
This product worked as described. It is important to follow the detailed instructions provided in the on-line videos about how to install pavers. I used it for the installation of a wall around the base of an ornamental maple and the advanced prep work (as described in the videos) is essential to a nice, level job. Learn, prepare, have fun, and enjoy the finished product!
by DepoDandy
4 people found this helpful
I started a paving project with 13 bags of paver base. The rocks and debris were so inconsistent...
I started a paving project with 13 bags of paver base. The rocks and debris were so inconsistent (causing tiles not to settle level even with a layer of paving sand) that I had to stop grading to rake out the rocks into a wheelbarrow. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with this load of rocks I’m in possession of now. I can stand a few rocks but found a bolt, Laffy Taffy wrappers, and rocks around 4 inches round. Needless to say, this paver base labor cost me more time and money (in extra sand) than I had originally bargained for. If I had to do all over again, I would have tested one bag before opening them all and went with another brand with better (or any) quality control.
by txDIYer
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