150 bags of paver base: 52lbs ea = 7,800 lbs
60 bags of paver sand: 50lbs ea = 3,000 lbs
114 cu ft of dirt: 78lbs/cu ft = 8,892 lbs
190 sq ft of pavers: 28lbs/sq ft = 5,320 lbs
Total: 25012 lbs, or 12.5 tons
Sarah and I decided that, since the big Mimosa tree in the back yard had to be taken out, that a patio would go really well in the back yard. We did some research, pitched the idea, ordered materials from Home Depot, and rolled up our sleeves!
I mean, we also invited a friend over. Dug a ton (actually, right around 4.5 tons. See above) of dirt, and ate lots of hamburgers. Also did 3 extra Home Depot runs when we realized that I’d miscalculated the amount of paver sand that we’d need for the project.
But hey! We made a beautiful Roman-style patio!!!