Turns out that laying a brick patio is a lot like how an organization establishes effective information governance. Have a plan that fits your site conditions and meets your needs. Start by setting a proper foundation. Use sturdy materials. Get your hands dirty. And work methodically, one brick at a time, placed level, tight, and right.
Most importantly, lay a brick patio in sand, not mortar. Over time the ground moves, and mortar inevitably cracks. But a patio of brick pavers laid snugly in compressed sand will flex with the ground, lasting for decades. Resilient beats rigid, every time. Thanks Dad.