Choosing the right paver edging to prevent edge failure

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in Installation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Power Of Properly Installed Proper Paver Edge Restraint

Probably one of the most important aspects to a long lasting paver patio is the paver edging. Keeping the edges of pavers contained is crucial to maintaining interlock between the pavers. Part of how pavers achieve interlock is by the course sand setting bed being forced into the joints of the pavers, if the pavers aren’t restrained around the perimeter, the pavers will separate over time causing a loss of interlock in the joints.

pavers not seperating because of proper paver edging

Common Problems/Failures in Plastic PVC Paver Edge Restraint

 

Black Paver Edging Popping Up

As you can see in the picture below, the paver edging wasn’t installed correctly and as a result the edge pavers are moving away from the rest of the pavers.

I’ve mentioned in previous articles that I also own a company that specializes in the repair, cleaning and sealing pavers and one of the most requested repair’s we do is fixing edging that has raised up.

plastic pvc paver edging popping up

Brick Edge Restraint and Border Pavers Shifting

As you can see in the picture below, the paver edging wasn’t installed correctly and as a result the edge pavers are moving away from the rest of the pavers.
improper paver edging installation

How to install paver edging

OK, so we agree that paver edging is important and it must be installed correctly. There are 3 very basic steps that you must follow to guarantee that your paver patio, walkway or driveway will last and you won’t have issues with your edging popping up over time.

I’ve created a very handy installation guide and video that shows you step by step how to properly install edging like a pro.

In addition to the installation guide, I’ll also show you a specific paver edge restraint that we use on all our projects. This edge restraint is the only one of it’s kind due to a patent. If you use this edging, it’s nearly impossible for your edging to pop up over time. It can be a little difficult to find, and most paver suppliers do not carry this style of edging. If you have trouble locating it, I’m happy to sell/ship you out what you need.

In addition to the patented edge restraint, I’ll also share with you the best paver spikes to use. The spikes we use are designed to stay in place after installation due to their ribbed sides. Most spikes have smooth sides allowing them to easily slide out after installation. We can sell/ship these out with your edging too.

If you’re planning to build your paver patio yourself, you’re likely spending well over $1,000. For $20, you can rest assured that one of the most critical aspects of your installation was done like a pro. As I said above, edge restraint repair is one of the most common repairs we do.

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Paver Edging Repair

If you’re like so many others who have paver edging failures, you’re probably very frustrated. In our guide, we’ll also show how to fix your paver edge restraint. On 95% of our edging repair jobs, we replace the existing edging with new edging that’s designed not to pop up over time and install our new spikes.

How to Install and Repair Paver Edge Restraint Guide: Click Buy Now Below




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Mark Rhodus (51 Posts)

I'm Mark, the owner of Two Brothers Brick Paving. Thanks for taking a second to read this article. I strongly feel that if I educate my customers about me, my company and hardscapes, in the end they will be a happier customer. I have three awesome boys named Wes, Greyson and Braxton. My wife Katie and my family are my motivation to be the best I can be and that shows in my work. I've been in this industry most of my life and prior to starting my own company I worked for one of the largest/best installers in the country (it was actually the first contractor to install an interlocking concrete paver). I can bring a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise to your project.