Step 6: Set the Pavers

placing the paver stone in the setting bed and pounding it with a rubber mallet for a stone stepping path
Photo: Kindra Clineff
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Wiggle the stone into the setting bed and pound it with a rubber mallet to collapse any air pockets. Use a level to set each stone even with its neighbor. Pound one side of the paver until it's pitched slightly, to shed water away from the house.
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