Making Patio Pavers
Here is what our patio looks like now. It is still a work in progress.
We decided to make pavers for the patio using a mold. This is a mold made by Pathmate in the Belgium style. This seemed to be the simplest method for creating the patio. By using the mold we saved money on the purchase of individual pavers, and saved time because we did not have to design and layout a pattern.
To use the mold, simply mix concrete and pour it into the form. Smooth off the top of the mold. Allow the concrete to set for a couple of minutes. Then, gently remove the mold.
This is how it looks when the mold is filled with concrete.
After letting it sit, lift the mold.
You can move on to the next mold setting immediately after lifting out the mold.
This is how the pavers were looking as we moved along.
This project obviously took several days to complete. We discovered this would have worked out better if we had done the prep work and leveling on a weekend prior to the weekend we actually laid the pavers. Leveling took most of our first day of the weekend.
Here is another view of us moving right along. We had plenty of help from friends for this project.
Another post will come soon on how we finished off this project.