The details of the first steps vary with the type of installation, but the property is prepared accordingly (utility service inspection if necessary, excavation, grading, removal of old pavers, etc.) Next, base rock and sand are laid and compacted. The pavers are then cut and installed in the desired pattern. Sand is spread and swept over the top of the pavers. The sand will vibrate from below and above into the joints. A concrete edge restraint border is installed to maintain integrity and stability of entire area. This results in a compact, solid paver surface. Finally, the job site is cleaned, or “polished”.