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MJK
07-22-2006, 09:43 PM
Out in Michigan we call it Dragging, when doing pavers. What i have been doing is setting up lines for the pavers and then using a board set at paver height, i would level it using lines. I'm looking for a faster way to do this process. Anyone do something different?

BSDeality
07-22-2006, 09:46 PM
are you referring to "Screeding"?

D Felix
07-22-2006, 09:50 PM
1" O.D. metal pipe. Set them to the grade you need, screed across with a board. Pull them up, fill in the little trenches that are left and lay pavers...

MJK
07-22-2006, 09:53 PM
I don't wanna sound dumb but i do you get the pole to the height and make sure it is level or has the slope you want? Thanks for all the help.

mbella
07-22-2006, 10:14 PM
I don't wanna sound dumb but i do you get the pole to the height and make sure it is level or has the slope you want? Thanks for all the help.


We use a laser and many string lines. Then, use your longest straight edge (ours is 12') and check from points where you know the elevation is good to other points where you know the elevation is good as well.

Squizzy246B
07-22-2006, 11:49 PM
We use 1" x 1/8 (or 3/16) flat bar laid down at either end, set with the laser then screed off these...the longer the screed the better.

mrusk
07-23-2006, 09:28 AM
You don't have to check the pipes for the right grade when screeding the setting bed! The pipes are suppose to reflect the same exact grade as the base.

Matt

MJK
07-23-2006, 11:30 PM
Were did you guys learn this mathod?

kootoomootoo
07-24-2006, 12:21 AM
Were did you guys learn this mathod?


we learn this mathod in micigan.:)



forest.

BSDeality
07-24-2006, 12:23 AM
learned it when I did my Unilock patio around my inground pool.

GreenMonster
07-24-2006, 08:51 PM
Were did you guys learn this mathod?

www.icpi.org