Question about installing pavers
As soon as the sand dries out from getting rained on, we're going to be installing pavers to replace a concrete front walkway.
What I'm wondering though, is about the base layer under the pavers. Going with 3/4" gravel, 4 inches deep, and then a 1-inch layer of sand. That's pretty standard. The walkway is 12' long, and I've read to do an inch of slope for each 3' of length, so figure the excavated hole should be 4" deeper at the farthest end of the walkway.
OK, so do I put 4" of gravel all the way along the length of the walkway (so that the surface of the compacted gravel is parallel to the grade -- sloping down itself) or does the gravel gradually get deeper (ie: the surface of the compacted gravel is parallel to the turf)?
I can't really find this definitively answered. I suspect that the gravel will remain 4" deep, and thus the gravel, sand and finished paver surfaces will all slope down away from the property. But, I'm not sure. I want to make sure we do this right!