Step 5: Add the Setting Bed

filling setting bed for paver with stone dust for a stable base in stone stepping path
Photo: Kindra Clineff
Stone dust provides a stable base that won't shift or sink. In a wheelbarrow, mix the dust with water to the consistency of cake batter. Add about 2 inches of the mix to each hole, enough to bring the paver up to the mason line.
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    Tools List

    • garden stakes
    • hammer
    • mason line and level
      Mason line
    • 100-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • edger
      Half-moon edger
    • square shovel
    • wheelbarrow
    • mallet
      Rubber mallet
    • level

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    Stone pavers

    Stone dust