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Pre-Made PatiosTM are easy to install. The process is similar to installation of paver patios. However, your Pre-Made PatioTM is faster and easier as a result of to the size of the sections and pre defined custom fit.

The sections that were previously created at the factory are delivered on pallets and stacked at the Customer's installation location.

The first step in patio installation is preparation of the area where the patio is to be installed.

Be sure that the ground is free of plant material and is smooth and level.

The next step in the process is to cover the location with plastic. This will ensure that plant growth is eliminated in the future.

Once the plastic is in place gravel is used to provide a solid base for the new patio.

Gravel also allows for proper drainage after the patio is installed.

When placing the new patio close to a structure be sure to level the gravel so that it slopes slightly away from the structure.

This will ensure that rain will run away from the structure instead of toward the foundation.

Once the gravel has been leveled, the gravel screening material is used to provide a level and consistent surface for the patio.

The gravel screening material sub-base also allows for compaction ensuring that the patio will set on a solid surface.

As with the gravel be sure that the sand surface is smooth and level.

It is also important to note that the level of the gravel screening material sub-base should be � inch above where the final grade should be as compacting will lower the grade by approximately � inch.

Once the gravel screening material sub-based has been properly prepared, it should be compacted by using a standard vibration compactor.

This item can be rented from any home improvement rental store.

After the sub-base is compacted then the sections can be placed into position.

The position of each section is marked clearly on the included layout plan with corresponding section numbers.

Once all sections are in place the patio is complete.