71 Fall River Avenue, Rehoboth, MA 02769

Installation Options

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Installation Options

We generally recommend the traditional “sand set” installation method for all Nantucket Paver blocks. With this method, you have greater control over your base and easier replacement of blocks that may become damaged over time. We do not recommend using Bluestone dust or Quarry dust as a base for our products.

Sand Set

1 1⁄2″ Rivenstone Block
1″ Course Bedding Sand
4″ – 6″ processed gravel or other free-draining material (compacted)
Compacted Soil


1 1⁄2″ Rivenstone Block
1″ Mortar Bed
4″ Reinforced Concrete Pad
Compacted Soil or Other Suitable Base

In tests conducted by an independent laboratory in accordance with ASTM standards, our products have consistently exceeded the performance measures shown below:

  • ASTM C1194 Compressive Strength of Architectural Cast Stone: 6000psi
  • ASTM C1195 Absorption of Architectural Cast Stone: Less than 5% absorption

High Quality natural stone products at a fraction of the cost!