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TRENTON NJ: 609‐396‐9750

IVYLAND PA: 215‐860‐8800

MILTON DE : 302‐684‐0112

Homeowner DIY Guide

At Trenton Block, we strive to make sure your EP Henry paver or wall project is successful from start to finish. To ensure success, we highly recommend you partner with a licensed professional. Feel free to call any of our three offices for contractor referrals.

Complete product information, installation guides and warranties can be found at www.EPHenry.com.

The general guidelines for paver installation include the following:

  • ALWAYS CALL 811 BEFORE YOU DIG! Contact local utility companies regarding underground cables and pipes prior to excavation
  • Check your local municipality for permit requirements
  • Site excavation of 8-16 inches deep depending on application
  • Compaction of ground
  • Installation of underlayment fabric
  • Application, leveling and compaction of base material
  • Application and leveling of sand setting bed
  • Installation of pavers
  • Cutting pavers as necessary with a diamond blade (cuts are rarely avoidable)
  • Installation of paver restraint on perimeters that are not against permanent structures such as foundations, driveways or sidewalks
  • Tamping of some types of pavers as recommended by EP Henry
  • Optional application of Polymeric joint sand

The general guidelines for wall installation include the following:

  • ALWAYS CALL 811 BEFORE YOU DIG! Contact local utility companies regarding underground cables and pipes prior to excavation
  • Check your local municipality for permit requirements
  • Site excavation of a minimum of 12” inches below grade for trench depending on application
  • Compaction of ground
  • Installation of underlayment fabric
  • Application, leveling and compaction of base material
  • Application and leveling of sand setting bed
  • Installation of base block; technique dependent upon type of wall
  • Utilization of geo-grid dependent upon wall type and height
  • Drainage products when needed
  • Continue installation of wall block utilizing construction adhesive and/or pins, dependent upon type of wall
  • Capping installed with construction adhesive as final layer
  • Back fill behind wall dependent upon type of wall

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