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Pergola over dry-laid pavers?

Posted by sharbear50 10 Port Saint Lucie (My Page) on
Sat, May 29, 10 at 9:21

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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RE: Pergola over dry-laid pavers?

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.

RE: Pergola over dry-laid pavers?

Thank you marcinde. I will look at those sites.

RE: Pergola over dry-laid pavers?

Could the uprights be outside the paved area?

RE: Pergola over dry-laid pavers?

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).

RE: Pergola over dry-laid pavers?

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.

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