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ACutAbovesiny
08-30-2006, 11:08 PM
This was my first experience with pavers. I put in an excelent drainage system too but dont have pics...sorry.

srl28
08-30-2006, 11:14 PM
Looks o.k so far! How 'bout some pics of the pavers though!

ACutAbovesiny
08-30-2006, 11:16 PM
Here are some afters

ACutAbovesiny
08-30-2006, 11:19 PM
All thats left now is to add sand to fill some cracks. What do you guys think.
I feel so stupid that I dont have pics of the drainage. Next time I will be sure to get them. I have more pics of the job if your interested in seeing the progress by day.

jazak
08-30-2006, 11:36 PM
Looks very good.:clapping: :clapping: How long did it take you/ start to finish? How many workers did you have?

Dirty Water
08-30-2006, 11:41 PM
What did you use for your base?

ACutAbovesiny
08-30-2006, 11:47 PM
Looks very good. How long did it take you/ start to finish? How many workers did you have?


It took about 65 hours. We used 4 guys for the demo (mind you that some areas were 12 in thick concrete w/ 1/4in rebar...that patio was built to last). Me and my partner installed:weightlifter:.

ACutAbovesiny
08-30-2006, 11:49 PM
What did you use for your base?

Didnt use concrete...no cars or heavy equipment. Rock and stone dust.

Dirty Water
08-30-2006, 11:55 PM
Didnt use concrete...no cars or heavy equipment. Rock and stone dust.

How much rock and what size? Didn't seem like you dug much out from the before pics.

ACutAbovesiny
08-31-2006, 12:06 AM
How much rock and what size? Didn't seem like you dug much out from the before pics.

We leveled everything to be an even 7" down. Put 2" of the stone shown in these pics and 2" of stone dust. Pavers were 3".

ACutAbovesiny
08-31-2006, 12:11 AM
We removed 15 yards of debris to install 2000 sqft of pavers.

jazak
08-31-2006, 12:20 AM
If you don't mind me asking what did you get?

ACutAbovesiny
08-31-2006, 12:26 AM
If you don't mind me asking what did you get?

This was my partners back yard. We did get prices though before we started. They ranged from $25,000-$32,000. That didn't incled materials or the drainage we put in.

ACutAbovesiny
08-31-2006, 12:30 AM
I bet if any of those other guys new that the patio was so thick and reinforced their prices would have been even higher.

cgland
09-01-2006, 02:18 PM
We leveled everything to be an even 7" down. Put 2" of the stone shown in these pics and 2" of stone dust. Pavers were 3".
Not nearly enough!

Chris

tthomass
09-02-2006, 11:14 PM
I bet if any of those other guys new that the patio was so thick and reinforced their prices would have been even higher.

In what ways? Around here a lot use 4" for base, personally I like 6" and its all dependent on what you are digging in. Then your 1" bed of sand. Then your pavers.

Look into an ICPI class.........that will be the last time you use stone dust. Your process and result look okay but you do need to change the material. No more stone dust, ever! That patio will be failing soon. Use sub-base or 21A or CR16 or whatever it's called in your area.

Just get your base correct and you'll be set.

ACutAbovesiny
09-03-2006, 12:28 PM
In what ways? Around here a lot use 4" for base, personally I like 6" and its all dependent on what you are digging in. Then your 1" bed of sand. Then your pavers.

Look into an ICPI class.........that will be the last time you use stone dust. Your process and result look okay but you do need to change the material. No more stone dust, ever! That patio will be failing soon. Use sub-base or 21A or CR16 or whatever it's called in your area.

Just get your base correct and you'll be set.


I was saying that the price would have been higher because the concrete that we removed was thick and heavily reenforced. There were parts that were 12' thick.

tthomass
09-03-2006, 06:35 PM
been there done that.........don't you just love those jobs? haha:hammerhead:

paponte
09-05-2006, 08:07 PM
That site should have been excavated 8-10" down, and no dust should have been used. With our winters that will be settling very shortly and you will have a nice wave look to it for sure.