Starting a small patio walkway
I'm adding a small paver stone walkway 3 feet x 8 feet to the back door entrance to my garage. Today I dug out the area since it just finished raining and the ground is soft. I think I dug it a little too deep though (10 inches)
But it is now full of water from another shower. A few questions about the next steps:
Does the bottom need to be very flat and level before I add the gravel or can it be somewhat uneven since it is deeper than necessary? Do I have to compact the soil before I add the gravel? Does the soil need to be completely dry before compacting?
Also, there is a 3 inch pipe that runs the length of the walkway and it's about 6" deep (water line). Should I avoid putting paver stone over it?
Thanks for your help!