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RhinoL&L
08-24-2008, 01:12 PM
This was my first patio, im 17, It was around 700 sf. of pattern bluestone. Lots of pics from the excavation all the way through... Let me know what you guys think!!!:waving:

RhinoL&L
08-24-2008, 01:14 PM
More pics...

RhinoL&L
08-24-2008, 01:15 PM
couple more pics!!! will post some more with more progress on landscaping when i get a chance!

GATOR LAWN CARE
08-24-2008, 01:37 PM
Looks great!

Mimowerman
08-24-2008, 02:07 PM
looks good! how many inches of base did you install & what did you use for edge restraints?? can't wait to see the finished pictures!! Great to see other successful young guys out there!!

RhinoL&L
08-24-2008, 02:11 PM
looks good! how many inches of base did you install & what did you use for edge restraints?? can't wait to see the finished pictures!! Great to see other successful young guys out there!!

we used 5in. compacted base, and will be using BEAST edge restraint.

I wanted to go at least 6in. base but customer and stone supplier said it would be overkill, i disagree though:nono:

RhinoL&L
08-24-2008, 08:54 PM
BUMP!!!bump!

davis45
08-24-2008, 09:20 PM
Did you just use the sand as you went instead of covering the whole base first? I'm referring to Pics 3 and 4 in your second post of pics. Looks great by the way.

Clapper&Company
08-25-2008, 12:37 AM
Did you just use the sand as you went instead of covering the whole base first? I'm referring to Pics 3 and 4 in your second post of pics. Looks great by the way.
Yes, I'm sure thats how he did it! You never want to put more sand down then you can get covered in a days time.

Shawn,

Looks pretty good man!

RhinoL&L
08-25-2008, 07:59 AM
yes we only put down as much sand as we could get layed each day.

Thanks for the comments guys!

flairland
08-25-2008, 01:40 PM
Good job man! Looks awesome for your first job! I've never laid square cut blue stone. How exactly does it work, are all the pieces cut in a certain size that they will match up together, or is there a lot of cutting involved?

RhinoL&L
08-25-2008, 02:37 PM
Good job man! Looks awesome for your first job! I've never laid square cut blue stone. How exactly does it work, are all the pieces cut in a certain size that they will match up together, or is there a lot of cutting involved?

They come in a certain pattern from the supplier. They give you a sheet with the pattern and then a number of each size and you just go by the pattern. The only cuts were against the house, stairs, driveway and along the edges.

RhinoL&L
08-26-2008, 07:09 AM
Bump!!!!!!!:waving:

STIHL GUY
08-26-2008, 11:03 PM
looks good. keep up the good work

Mark Lawncare
08-27-2008, 05:03 PM
why the large gaps between the stones?

RhinoL&L
08-27-2008, 09:47 PM
The gaps are approx. .5 to 1 in. This is the way the stones are supposed to be placed. The supplier cuts the stones to be laid with a .5 to 1in. gap. I personally like the gap with crushed limestone in between, but thats just me!:waving:

OUTLANDER
11-19-2008, 11:30 AM
do you, or can you seal these? (bluestone)

Kennedy Landscaping
11-19-2008, 12:22 PM
Looks great for the first! I have never done one, not sure if I want to take that responsibility yet until I know how. Have you done anymore since?

PlatinumLandCon
12-30-2008, 02:36 PM
That looks great brother, I want to use bluestone but its a tad pricey up here. Was the outside edge left as is or did you cut it?

RhinoL&L
12-30-2008, 03:28 PM
That looks great brother, I want to use bluestone but its a tad pricey up here. Was the outside edge left as is or did you cut it?

The outside edge was left to fade" into the planting bed that will be going in this spring. Ill get pics when we finish it up.

Yes bluestone is expensive here too, but customer didnt want to cut costs for pavers, fine with me, but it is a pain to install. Oh well i dont have a problem doing it!

ryry278
12-30-2008, 03:52 PM
Awsome job where did you learn to do that at 17??? I need someone to teach me

RhinoL&L
12-30-2008, 04:16 PM
Awsome job where did you learn to do that at 17??? I need someone to teach me

tons of research on he computer, more research, help from another landscaper, and a good supplier that was helpful.