View Full Version : Bluestone patios....

03-28-2001, 08:27 AM
I have two questions:
1) does anyone use manufactured bluestone??
2) base prep...similar to concrete pavers??

I got some info from a supplier on the manufactured stuff and they say 1" compacted base and 1/2" sand laying bed. I have used regular bluestone and a base similar to concrete pavers though I must say the irregularities(thickness wise) in regular bluestone make it painful to work with.

Rex Mann
03-28-2001, 10:56 AM
we have used the manufactured stones or slabs, that look similar to bluestone.

They install just like pavers except for one thing. Do not run a plate compactor over the top to set them into the sand.


03-28-2001, 11:31 AM
I've never used that product, but I know that you should keep making the same kind of base as you do for other pavements.

03-29-2001, 12:26 AM
I haven't used this product, but I agree with Stonehenge. Use a substantial base that is well compacted.