Anyone ever use Brock 36″L x 24″W Interlocking Paver Base Panel? (or Paverbase) http://www.brock-international.com/residential-pavers.php
It's supposed to be able to take the place of 4-5″ of crushed stone. I have about 250 square feet and it would save me a ton of earth removal! It's about $13 through Lowes but it would save a ton of work. Thanks to anyone who has used it for feedback!
We're not familiar with this particular product, but the approach sounds like it makes sense. DIY-ers often struggle with preparing a base for paver patios. This product allows for a lot less preparation, because the individual pieces are so large - which means the load is spread out across a bigger area.
Again, we have no experience with it, but you might want to give try. Keep in mind that because it's synthetic, it won't look as realistic as a true paver that, when installed correctly, can last eons.