Brick Patio Paving Retaining Row Idea
In this picture you can see one of the paving retaining soldier rows and the form for the concrete pad that the hot tub will sit on.
This final brick row and the concrete for the pad were the last two elements before we started the screed process and laying pavers. We don't want to take a chance of spilled concrete or running the weight over newly set patio pavers.
For stability and to make sure it stays put, the brick row is placed on eight inches of concrete footing. All brick rows were set to be one half inch above the bricks surrounding them.
Calculating the height of the brick rows and the paver floor to match the drop in grade was the biggest challenge of this entire patio project.
The hot tub foundation is six inches deep with one foot deep border footings. There will be a lot of weight to support because of the water. However, none of this weight will be on the paving or soldier edge retaining border row.