How To Build A Wall With Paver Stones

I love paver stones. As a DIY enthusiast, I find them easy to install and always appreciate the durability of their build. In this post, I’m going to show you how to build a wall out of paver stones from start to finish. It’s an easy project that any novice handyman can tackle in his or her backyard.

What You Will Need

  • Shovel
  • Rake
  • Level
  • String line (with stakes)
  • Mason’s trowel
  • Rubber mallet (preferably with a wooden handle)
  • Bucket to hold sand and water mixture, when laying the pavers in place. If you don’t have a bucket, use the wheelbarrow from prepping your wall base. There should be enough room for the water/sand mixture, so that it can easily be poured over each paver stone as it is placed on top of it.

Step 1: Mark The Wall Location

  • Mark the wall location.

To begin, you need to find a spot for your new wall that has enough space for your project, and is not too close to other structures or objects (like plants). Even if it’s just a small section of your garden, make sure that there are no trip hazards nearby before beginning construction; this will help ensure that you don’t hurt yourself while working on this project! Once you’ve selected a good place for your new stone structure, use wooden stakes to mark where each corner of the wall should go. Make sure they’re spaced evenly apart so that they form an even rectangle shape when connected with string later on—you can use string tied around each stake as an easy way to gauge how far apart each side should be from its neighbors without having someone else hold it up while looking at them together in person first

Once marked properly with stakes driven into ground soil firmly enough not

Step 2: Evenly Lay Out The Surface And Dig Down A Foot Or So Into The Ground

Next, you’ll need to level out your ground. If the soil is very loose and easy to move, you may be able to simply use your hands to flatten it out. If it’s more packed down and dense, consider using a shovel or garden rake instead.

Make sure that the surface of your wall is level before proceeding to lay out stones on top of it. This will ensure that all of your stones are evenly spaced apart from one another when they’re placed in their final positions later on in this process.

Once you’ve finished leveling out your ground, dig down about two feet into it so that there’s enough depth for good drainage around each stone as well as underneath them if any water does manage get trapped inside from rainstorms or other sources outside (such as melted snow).

Step 3: Add Sand For The Base Layer

After you’ve laid down your base layer, you’ll want to add sand for the next layer. Sand is a great foundation stone because it’s more forgiving than concrete or any other material that might be used as a base. When you’re building with concrete, there’s very little room for error—if something goes wrong with your design or construction, you have to rip out the whole thing and start over again. With sand, however, the mistakes just get buried beneath more layers of stone, so there’s no need to worry about wasting too much time on one particular aspect of your wall building project.

If you ever find yourself needing repairs done on an old wall that was built many years ago using only concrete as its foundation material (which would never happen because we’re professionals here), then all you’d have to do is remove some stones from around where the repair needs done and dump fresh sand into those areas before re-building them

Step 4: Add The First Layer Of Paver Stones

At this point, you’ll need to add the first layer of pavers. Make sure that each stone is level and straight before you place it. Use a string line and level to check this. If you don’t have these tools, use your eye as best you can.

Make sure that the first layer of stones is sturdy enough before continuing on with more layers. This may take some time because it requires patience to get the right amount of sand between each paver stone so that they sit flatly on top of one another without shifting around too much or falling off completely in areas where there aren’t any gaps filled in yet (which will happen sooner rather than later).

Step 5: Run A String Line To Keep Your Stones Straight

The first step is to measure the wall and then mark out the layout on your ground. You can use a tape measure, but string lines are much faster and easier. Once you have the layout, lay out some bamboo stakes at each end of it.

Next, put a level across one stake and hold it in place with a stone or other weight (the more pressure you apply to this line, the straighter your walls will be). Put another level across another stake and hold it in place as well. Finally, make sure that they’re both parallel by checking them against each other—if they’re not straight up-and-down lines, then adjust their position until they are parallel before proceeding

Step 6: Fill In Around Your Stone With Sand

  • Fill in around your stone with sand

Now that you have a wall of stones and sand, it’s time to fill in the gaps with more sand. Use a trowel to level out the sand and remove excess from places where it is higher than others. Then use a rake to smooth out the area again so that it’s even all over. When you’re done, remove any excess sand from around your new stone wall using a shovel or broom (or whatever else you have lying around). Finally, wash off any remaining loose particles using a hose.

Step 7: Add Another Row Of Paver Stones

Now that your wall is framed, it’s time to add another row of paver stones.

  • As before, start with the first stone and lay it on top of the bottom row, making sure that it’s level with both edges of the last course. Work your way across until you reach the desired height of your wall.
  • Use a string line to keep all the new stones straight as you go along.
  • Check each stone for levelness by placing a 4-foot level at several points along its length before moving on to place more pavers on top of it—you may have to remove some pavers from underneath this one if they’re not level enough! If any of them are slightly off-kilter and won’t sit flat when placed back down into position (or worse yet, are “leaning” toward one side), remove those specific pavers entirely so that there isn’t any risk whatsoever for damage during construction due to improper alignment later down the line (such an occurrence could lead potentially cause cracks in plastering or even worse). It can also make things easier overall if they’re removed while still wet too since then they won’t stick together very much when being removed

Step 8: Repeat Steps 6 and 7 Until You Reach The Desired Height Of Your Wall

Once the wall is at the desired height, add another layer of pavers. Again, lay out your stones in the same way as before and work from side-to-side. You should also add more sand between each layer as you go.

Once again, make sure that all of your stones are level with each other, level with their immediate neighbors on either side of them, straight (not tilted), even (no big gaps or huge clumps), tight (no gaps between any two pavers) and secure. If any of these conditions aren’t met after laying down one layer of stones, then stop what you’re doing and start over again so that everything is correct before moving forward

Paver stones are durable, easy to install, and can be done by a novice handyman.

Pavers are durable. They can be used to build both vertical and horizontal walls, and you can use them to create elaborate patterns on your patio, pathway or backyard.

They’re easy to install. Unlike mortar, which must be mixed with sand and water before being applied, pavers don’t require any special tools or skills.

A novice handyman can do it. Pavers require virtually no design expertise; all you need is a hammer and chisel (or a rotary hammer drill) for cutting the stones to size.


Once you’ve completed the construction of your wall, be sure to take some time to admire your handiwork. Your new paver stone wall will add a beautiful touch to whatever outdoor space it adorns and provide a practical barrier for all sorts of different situations. Whether you want to section off an area of your garden, add soil retention and drainage control around your house, create a barrier between yourself and traffic noise, or just give your home some more curb appeal – building a paver stone wall can be the solution that you’re looking for.

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