Pergola over dry-laid pavers?

sharbear50(6a Bella Vista)May 29, 2010

Hi everyone, I just found this forum from a search. I usually go to the Florida forum but hopefully someone can help me with my problem. I have a nice large dry-laid brick paver patio and no shade. I want to build a pergola over a portion of it. How do I secure the posts? I am thinking I need to remove some of the pavers and pour concrete..? Does anyone have pictures of their pergola to post so I can get an idea of how to?

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You're correct, you'll need a secure footing. Most pergola manufacturers have details on their websites. Check out the websites for Gazebo Creations, Arbors Direct, or Backyard America.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2010 at 10:26AM
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sharbear50(6a Bella Vista)

Thank you marcinde. I will look at those sites.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2010 at 11:04AM
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Could the uprights be outside the paved area?

    Bookmark   May 29, 2010 at 6:19PM
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sharbear50(6a Bella Vista)

inkognito, no unfortunately outside of the pavers will not work.

This is a portion of the patio. The back porch of the house is not shown but is in front and the sun sets to the right of the gazebo. So the sun bakes the patio and shines directly into the porch. The pergola would have to be closer to the house and cannot be large enough to go to the edge by the gazebo (if that makes sense).

    Bookmark   May 30, 2010 at 10:14AM
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Figure out where the posts need to be, lift those pavers, dig and make or bury a concrete pier.

The piers come pre-fab, or you can embed a special post anchor into the wet concrete.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2010 at 11:36AM
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