Patio Blocks On Soil?
Here is my stupid idea of the day:
How crazy is is to lay down 18"X18" patio blocks directly on my clay-like soil? I want to cover an area ~16'x50', and don't have the time/money/equipment to excavate and fill with layers of rock and sand. Years back my father did exactly what I am proposing. But he had the advantage of having a backyard that was naturally composed of a very sandy soil (almost like playground sand). Although we occasionally had to relevel a block or two every spring for the first 2-3 years, after that it stayed very level for and did not spread apart (for at least 15 years until we sold the house). So am I asking for trouble?