We have a patio with interlocking brick that we want to cover with a pergola. The pergola will be about 12' X 12'. The patio is "surrounded" on 2 sides by 6' a fence and the garage. So there is only one side that is open/exposed.
My (tentative) plan is to place the posts on top of the pavers and anchor the pergola to the fences and the garage. I will use lag bolts to do this. The fence is 6' high, made of pressure treated wood with 6' X 6' posts that are set in 3' concrete footers. I am not concerned with a few pavers sinking under the weight of the pergola. But maybe I should be? My preference is to not dig up the pavers where the posts will be and instead use the fences and garage to keep the structure in place.
Just looking for some comments/tips/advice on my plan.