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tturbonegro
05-12-2010, 09:48 PM
couple crappy cell phone shots of some of the last few projects..
all comments welcome

apprx 1200 sq. deck + patio, walls, steps..

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saw this monster at the hrydolic shop..

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energy....

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apprx 2500 sq. deck + steps, and walls ...

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another caffe break...

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lil stamping inbetween..

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cheers !

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approx 1150 sq deck + steps, walls, n walk..

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wurkn with amish
05-13-2010, 10:13 PM
nice stuff. First couplr pics... I didn't know they still made that paver lol.

PerfectEarth
05-13-2010, 10:40 PM
Very nice work!

Juan if by land
05-15-2010, 08:50 AM
Looks real good turbo,a couple of questions if you don't mind.
What is the flexible form material you are using in the photos?
How did you guys mark and cut pavers in the last photo?
Who forgot their boots?

Even Cut Lawn Care
05-15-2010, 03:19 PM
You pour concrete to lay pavers on?

tturbonegro
05-15-2010, 08:12 PM
Thanks to all.....

yepp..ep octo haha

forms are wood bend boards
trace & cut...
haha .ya didn't have time to edit or crop anything out...no muddy boots on the pavers !

yes they are set on concrete
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93Chevy
05-15-2010, 09:13 PM
Looks like absolutely superb work. How long have you been in business?

Juan if by land
05-16-2010, 08:52 AM
Thanks to all.....

yepp..ep octo haha

forms are wood bend boards
trace & cut...
haha .ya didn't have time to edit or crop anything out...no muddy boots on the pavers !

yes they are set on concrete
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It looked like the free-form about halfway thru your set was formed with a PVC board like Azek,waiting for the concrete truck (job next to the large spruce trees).

The last photo looks like you have no leveling base at all...just straight to the slab...then your going to PL the soldier course?

What is your method for tracing the cuts?

Those boots get soaked on the inside?

kootoomootoo
05-17-2010, 08:37 PM
the 80's called.........they want their pavers back.



sorry couldnt resist.

DVS Hardscaper
05-17-2010, 09:05 PM
I'm not much of a fan of the river gravel between the pavers and the r-wall cap.

That's where the job went south.

I would have put in a planting bed and filled with a solid color of flowers to add a softer, warmer touch.

And I don't wanna hear this "oh. well, thats how the customer wanted it and they're tickled pink" :weightlifter:


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tturbonegro
05-18-2010, 01:01 PM
Thanks...company has been in business for 20+ yrs...I've been around for around 5..

The forms are a bend board..we use these for form everything unless straight..

Yes..no leveling base...pitch and heights are established with the 4" concrete base...pl on edge
Thats about as far in detail I wanna go with techniques right now, ha...

Not sure on the boots...they're not mine but everyone knows to kick em off and put your clean sneaks on if you gonna walk on the pavers

Yes the octo is dated...it was what they wanted and turned out nice...it fit the house and neighborhood as well..

Yes flowers may have looked great but it's not what they wanted....they own funeral homes and probably see enough flowers and could have had them if that's what they desired...
Also we are not landscapers...we don't do any cutting, planting, clean ups, etc....we are concrete and stone guys..the fence guys and landscapers come in and clean up after us....most we usually provide is some stone and a rough grade...it's hard to even recomend a local reliable landscaper to any customer so we usually levee it up to them..

pic above..I like the use of the two doors Into one grand step...but what's with the very bottom step? It appears all other steps are 5-6" and the bottom one is 3"?
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Juan if by land
05-18-2010, 05:54 PM
Thanks...company has been in business for 20+ yrs...I've been around for around 5..

The forms are a bend board..we use these for form everything unless straight..

Yes..no leveling base...pitch and heights are established with the 4" concrete base...pl on edge
Thats about as far in detail I wanna go with techniques right now, ha...

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I for one,like your thinkin.
But,what self respecting mason turns in his trowel for a caul gun? ,doesn't have the same mystique.
I must say,it takes some balls to go with that system and hope for the best,but if it stands up,it stands up.
What is your call back rate on the PL,and how long have you had it in the field?

tturbonegro
05-18-2010, 07:21 PM
we never set them on stone to begin with...always on concrete....jobs I've done 5yrs ago look great...jobs company has done on concrete 5+ yrs ago look great as well....
We use the trowels to finish the concrete...so no shying away from the tools or hard work...
The only call backs for a pl'd edge have been from a landscaper constantly banging up and down them with a machine or something like that....it's $100 a case and we don't cheese out on it.
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Juan if by land
05-18-2010, 07:37 PM
we never set them on stone to begin with...always on concrete....jobs I've done 5yrs ago look great...jobs company has done on concrete 5+ yrs ago look great as well....
We use the trowels to finish the concrete...so no shying away from the tools or hard work...
The only call backs for a pl'd edge have been from a landscaper constantly banging up and down them with a machine or something like that....it's $100 a case and we don't cheese out on it.
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What kind of adhesive are you using and do you lay it on thick enough to bed it fully?

Moneypit
05-18-2010, 08:59 PM
I have been installing with the same technique for around 7 years. I wish it was always in the budget to do installs this way. I just revisited a job I did at least 6 years ago and it looks like the day it was laid.
tturbo: have you tried using polymetric sand when installing over slab? If so, did you have any bad side effects?

tturbonegro
05-19-2010, 10:39 PM
no poly sand under pavers...always sweep poly sand at the send in the joints... sorry..is that what your asking?

couple more..

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new one today, no pix yet..

Bru75
05-20-2010, 08:39 AM
Nice work!

Moneypit
05-20-2010, 11:58 PM
Sorry, the way I worded my question was confusing. I did not mean poly under the pavers (that would be odd). I meant in the joints when intalling directly over a slab. Manufacture says not to do it. I have never tried it. I was wondering if you ever had problems with it.
Thanks.

STL Ponds and Waterfalls
05-21-2010, 12:18 AM
In a trade magazine Alliance is introducing a concrete overlay poly sand. Anyone have any experience with this sand yet?

tturbonegro
05-22-2010, 01:48 PM
Thanks
Yes all jobs are swept with poly...no problems at all
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xclusive
05-27-2010, 09:35 PM
Those pools like nice!! What part of Jersey are you from?

tturbonegro
05-29-2010, 09:09 PM
UPDATE:

drove by and took a pic of last job of last year....

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couple updated pics of this one with plaster, water and fence in...couldnt get good pics of side steps and walkways...the irrigation guys where there...

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last weeks project..about 1700 sqft coventry dakota...

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nice view..golf club and pond with HUGE fish..

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tturbonegro
06-09-2010, 06:51 PM
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Moneypit
06-09-2010, 09:33 PM
Nice jobs. Its nice to see someone else with the same installation techniques.
Im just curious why you always pour concrete around the skimmers. Why do you not lay your pavers up to them?
Also, when using poly sand for pavers layed on a slab, how do you make sure to fill all the voids. Do you run a tamper over the pavers even when they are on a slab?