What is a Soldier Course?

What? :

Laying a row of pavers side to side, perpendicular to the rest of the pavers in the body of the patio

Where? :

Commonly used as border treatment on patios.

Why? :


-Their main function is to prevent spreading and loss of load-bearing capability.
-Puts full blocks on the edge of the patio so there are no small or cut pieces along the outside. Small or cut pieces can possibly work loose.


-From a design standpoint, it’s a great opportunity to mix materials, colors, and/or textures and to create contrast.
-It also gives the patio a clean, defined edge.


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Our Roots

Rost, Inc. began in 1985 with a vision of creating stunning and unique landscapes for central Missouri. Founders Tim and Toby Rost began landscaping while attending the University of Missouri.