Paving Equipment



Do you want an exceptional product that provides a functional direction for foot and vehicular traffic and add a touch of elegance to the overall appearance on your property? Have you considered the extensive range of paver products? Pavers are the ultimate product that will do all that and more to rejuvenate locations with style and elegance that include applications such as walkways, driveways, patios and barbeque areas. There are many types of paver products and materials that are used for residential landscaping but at the end of the day, it's your personal choice as to what is best for your property.


Installing pavers is not that hard and you don't have to be Einstein to do so. With various resources that are available, the DIY homeowner can take on the challenge with the appropriate guidelines and step-by-step direction. The guide will show you how to pre plan your project properly, how to prepare the base, what type of paving equipment is required before, during and after the laying process, the actual laying technique and where to start laying your pavers.

Installing Pavers DIY home owners who are willing to tackle the project themselves rather than paying high costs in hiring a paving contractor can have the advantage of saving thousands of dollars, as long as they know and fully understand confidently and exactly how the process is done. They must also know what type of paving equipment is required to achieve a successful paving masterpiece that they can be proud of.

Types of Basic Paving Equipment

For the first time, it's imperative that you have all the correct information on how the whole process is achieved from pre-planning to the project completion. For the first time, it's also a good idea to start on a small project first and don't get yourself involved in a project that is too big which 9 times out of 10 you will cause frustration and difficulties.

The following are paving equipment and tools you will require for excavation, and installation. Most of the basic paving equipment mentioned below could be purchased from any good hardware store and or hired in case of some equipment such as compactors that may be too expensive to purchase:

  • Measuring Tape
  • String
  • Ground Stakes
  • Shovel
  • Picket
  • Ground Leveler
  • Rubber Hammer
  • Screened Board or Pipe
  • Masonry Saws
  • Compactor
  • Edge Restraints
  • Broom
  • Gloves
  • Protective Eyewear
Masonry saw

String and Ground Stakes

Place ground stakes at each corner of the shape where excavation needs to take place, tie the string to each corner of the stakes as this will give you guide as to the shape for digging or excavating. Strings and stakes are also used during the laying process, as the string is used to guide you in laying the pavers in a straight line.

Ground Leveler

Level No perfect job can be achieved without a ground leveler. A ground leveler is used to ensure that the base foundation is equally leveled though out and evenly spread out, so when the pavers are placed on the base foundation, they are all in a leveled position and this will prevent movement and cracking if they have been laid unevenly.


A compactor is also used too compact the base foundation evenly. It's much easier and quicker than compacting manually but it is also more expensive to buy {consider hiring instead}. This type of paving equipment is also often used after the pavers have been installed to ensure the pavers and the base foundations are compacted together so there is no movement.