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patlalandebutt
06-26-2009, 01:06 PM
Im sorry if i have posted this in wrong forum, but i just need some help! My parents have just bought this property and are fixing it up to make it look presentable! I am new relevently new to hardscaping but want to do the job when i am older. Alright onto the question. What do i do here? All the concrete slabs have shifted, and need to be fixed, but we want to do it as cheap as possible! I have been told just rocks and sand, 4-6 inches of crushed stone, and 2 inches of sand? is it good enough?
The biggest thing that is stumping me is the steps, that are on the hill! how do i lay them? what do i lay them on? gravel and sand aswell? I have some pics of the layout now, and a draw out of how i want to have it done! I am doing this as a "weekend project" with my family, but only with some small money, dont want to spend to much money!
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Mike's LawnCare Landscape
06-26-2009, 01:37 PM
are you going to pore new concrete??
Are you planing on using whats there again ??
What I would do is take out the old concrete and put some pavers in like the next door did but a diff style.
Looks like to me the Mid step just slide off of what it was on at one time .

Cheapest way would be take every thing up . presser wash it . and re lay it .
Or just straighten ever thing up , kill the weeds and put down mulch along house , around steps !

patlalandebutt
06-26-2009, 01:59 PM
We are planning to use the same stuff, but a little different layout infront of the door.
But laying it on the crushed rock and sand would hold it firmly for another good 5 years or so right?
what about the slight hill with steps, what would i lay those on?

thanks for the help! :)

philboudreault
06-26-2009, 07:47 PM
what ever u do compact ur gravel and get 0-3/4 gravel. wet it lightly and pas a jumping jack on it. then sand or screening and that's that...the thinner the layer of screening or sand the better...