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## Project Calculators

### New Patio & Walkway Project

Replacing Grass or Dirt

### Concrete Overlay

Without Expanding Project Size

### Concrete Overlay

With Expanding Project Size

### Natural Flagstone

Different Thickness Stones

### Free Standing Walls

Free Standing and Built on Patios and Walkways, Short Sitting Walls, Pillars, Benches and Grills

### Athletic Courts

Basketball, Tennis, Pickleball, Bocci Ball and More

### Artificial Turf & Putting Greens

Replacing Grass or Dirt

Length x Width = Total Sq. Ft.

150 Sq Ft Project Area Example

## Calculations Step-by-Step

Instructions and formula for calculating project area, materials along with helpful items checklist

### Step 1: Calculate Project Square Feet

## The paving stone you select may modify the size of your project

(Example project below based on 150 sq. ft. area)

Length | 10 |

Width | 15 |

Project Sq. Ft. (Length x Width) | 150 |

### How Many Pieces Do I Need To Buy?

## Step 2: PaverBase Panels

### Equals 4″ of compacted base (replaces bag base)

(Project sq. ft. ÷ sq. ft. of panel = total number of panels – see example below)

Project Sq. Ft. | Sq. Ft. Panel | # Panels | |

Lowe’s & Menards Panel | 150 divided by (÷) | 6 | equals (=) 25 |

Home Depot Panel | 150 divided by (÷) | 5 | equals (=) 30 |

## Step 3: All Purpose Sand*

### *Also called leveling sand, paver sand and step-2 sand

### Only need 1/2″ with panels – max sand you can use is 1″ sand

(Project sq. ft. ÷ cu. ft. of sand = total number of bags – see example below)

Different Names of Sand by Region | Project Sq. Ft. | 1/2 Cu. Ft. | # Bags (for 1/2″ of sand) |

*Leveling Sand, Paver Sand, All Purpose Sand & Step 2 Sand | 150 divided by (÷) | 12 | equals (=) 12.5 |

Project Sq. Ft. | 3/4 Cu. Ft. | # Bags (for 3/4″ of sand) | |

150 divided by (÷) | 9 | equals (=) 16.7 | |

Project Sq. Ft. | 1″ Cu. Ft. (Max) | # Bags (for 1″ of sand) | |

150 divided by (÷) | 6 | equals (=) 25.0 |

Important Note: Never use play sand. Must use fabric to hold in sand.

## Step 4: Landscape Fabric

### Use 20 yr to 30 yr or lifetime warranty type, only purpose is to hold in the sand

(Project sq. ft. ÷ size of fabric roll = total amount of rolls – see example below)

Project Sq. Ft. | Size of Fabric Roll | # Rolls |

150 | 150 | 1 |

## Step 5: Patio Stones, Pavers, Flagstones, Porcelain Tiles, Athletic Courts, Rubber, Turf

### Select Paving Stone Size (All Sizes Are Nominal)

(Project sq. ft. ÷ stones sq. ft. = total number of paving stones – see example below)

Calculate How Many – “Patio Stones” |
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Project Sq. Ft. | Stones Sq. Ft. | # Paving Stones | 5% additional for Breakage |

150 divided by (÷) | 1.78 | equals (=) 84.3 | 88.5 |

Calculate How Many – “Pavers” |
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Project Sq. Ft. | Stones Sq. Ft. | # Paving Stones | 5% additional for Breakage |

150 multiplied by (x) | 4.5 | equals (=) 675 | 708.8 |

### Paving Stone Size not listed?

Calculate Paving Stone Sq. In. & Sq. Ft. |
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Stone Length | Stone Width | Total Sq. In. | Sq. Ft. |

24 multiplied by (x) | 36 | equals (=) 864 | or equals (=) 6 |

*Note: Calculation is estimated

### Patio Stone and Paver Calculator

Patio Stone Sizes* | Sq. Ft. Per Stone* | Patio Stone Sizes* | Sq. Ft. Per Stone* | “Paver” Sizes* | # Pavers Per Sq. Ft.* |

Squares | Approx | Rectangles | Approx | Nominal | Approx |

10 x 10 | .69 | 6 x 8 | .31 | 3 x 6 | 7.93 |

11 x 11 | .84 | 6 x 18 | .75 | 4 x 7 | 4.5 |

12 x 12 | .97 | 7 x 11 | .39 | 4 x 8 | 4.5 |

14 x 14 | 1.32 | 10 x 15 | 1.22 | 5 x 8 | 3.2 |

16 x 16 | 1.78 | 11 x 13 | 1.0 | 5 x 10 | 1.94 |

18 x 18 | 2.18 | 11 x 15 | 1.0 | 6 x 6 | 4.0 |

20 x 20 | 2.78 | 12 x 15 | 1.3 | 6 x 9 | 2.7 |

24 x 24 | 3.26 | 12 x 18 | 1.0 | 7 x 7 | .33 |

36 x 36 | 8.99 | 15 x 18 | 1.5 | 7 x 14 | 1.89 |

15 x 21 | 1.0 | 8.5 x 8.5 | 2.65 | ||

Sandstone | 1.78 | 16 x 21 | 1.0 | 8 x 12 | .67 |

16 x 24 | 2.58 | 9 x 12 | .75 | ||

24 x 36 | 6.0 | 14 x 21 | 2.04 |

*Note: Calculation is estimated

## Step 6: Edgers and Walls

### Select stone width/size below*

(Project length ÷ unit or linear. ft. = total number of edgers or walls – see example below)

Calculate How Many – “Edgers” & “Walls” |
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Project Length | Unit or Linear Ft. | # Edgers or Walls |

25 divided by (÷) | 1.33 | equals (=) 18.8 |

For Walls |
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# Wall Units | # Courses High | Total Wall Units |

19 multiplied by (x) | 4 | equals (=) 76 |

Edger/ Wall Width | Linear Ft. (Nominal) | |

6 | .5 | |

8 | .67 | |

9 | .75 | |

10 | .83 | |

11 | .91 | |

12 metric/inch | .97 or 1.0 | |

16 | 1.33 | |

17 | 1.42 | |

18 | 1.50 | |

24 | 2.00 |

*Note: All sizes are nominal

## Step 7: Edge Restraints and Spikes

### For unsupported sides – There are 2 edge restraint sizes: 6′ or 8′

Project Linear Ft. | Edge Restraint Length | # Edge Restraints |

35 divided by (÷) | 6 | equals (=) 5.8 |

# Of Edge Restraints | # Spikes Per Edge Restraint | # Spikes |

5.8 multiplied (x) | 6 | equals (=) 35 |

*Note: Calculation is estimated

## Other products you may need:

Gloves

Safety Glasses

Tape Measuer

Wooden or Metal Stakes

Nylon String

String Level

Carpenter Level

Rubber Mallet

Wheel Barrow

Shovel

Metal Rake

Hand Tamper

Broom

Plate Compactor (Large Jobs)

2 1/2″ Rebar Pipes

2 x 4 x 6 Screed board

Masonry Saw (if need to cut stones)

Masonry Chisel (To split retaining walls)

Small Sledge

Spray paint – to mark project area