View Full Version : Double Edge Restraint on Pavers??

06-13-2012, 11:10 AM
So new maintenance client had a strip about 8" wide along his driveway that was dead/weeds while the rest of the lawn was nice, so I dug it up to replace the sod and there are 2 edge restraints!!

One against the pavers (Snap Edge I think) then one (not sure what kind) about 8" away and between the two is just filled with limestone screenings.

Any ideas on the purpose??

06-13-2012, 01:23 PM
Is there a tree nearby ? Root barrier maybe ?

Darryl G
06-13-2012, 01:31 PM
Another WTF moment in landscaping.

06-13-2012, 01:38 PM
There is a mature tree on the lawn. I would say the drip line is still 10' or so back from the edge of the driveway, not something I would have been concerned with, and the outer restraint system only goes to just below what you can see it in pics so any roots lower then 4" will just go under it anyway.

I have sent an email to the owner to see if he knows anything from when they did the install...or who did it so I can call and ask them WTF it is.

06-13-2012, 02:39 PM
It looks lower than the edge for the brick. Maybe they used it to contain the base?
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06-13-2012, 08:27 PM
is it one piece? i tore a patio out a few years ago, the edge restraint was just like that and the solder course was layed in between the 2 lips. not a clue who the installer/manufacturer was but the bricks were a pain to get out of the plastic

on second look thats 2 pieces ignore me

06-14-2012, 09:27 PM
It looks lower than the edge for the brick. Maybe they used it to contain the base?
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This is what I was thinking as well. I have seen this done by a DIY'er when we were doing the irrigation. He set a row of edging to contain each of the three 2" lifts of base with each lift set a good 12" or so out from the one above it. I told him it wasn't but he insisted it was what he saw done on tv. He was doing a 20x20 patio, extra 3 sets of edging, must have spent an extra $500 between the edging and spikes.

06-14-2012, 10:01 PM
That is one of the first restraint edging that came out, its called "pave edge". Its definitely the cadillac of restraint edging. The reasoning for the two though is beyond me.

06-17-2012, 09:49 PM
Wow so we all way over thought this one....

The home owner had the driveway lifted and relay a few years back because it had settled and instead of adding new bricks to account for the wasted stones on cuts they just shrunk the driveway by 8" and didn't remove the old edger.

06-17-2012, 11:43 PM
so did you pull it out?

06-17-2012, 11:48 PM
no, it will be in there so I can get paid to replace the grass again in two years....

06-18-2012, 12:06 AM
i like your style

06-18-2012, 09:00 AM
They put a nail in every hole of the Snap Edge? Who does that?!

06-18-2012, 01:17 PM
It's actually in every 3rd hole, just the dirt makes it look like a nail.