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wall's
05-04-2003, 02:20 PM
I'm located in Ma and my customer wants crushed seashells in the font of his house. Does anyone know where i can get them?

Lanelle
05-04-2003, 02:56 PM
Do you have oyster or clam processing plants nearby? Ask a fishmonger.

onemancrew
05-04-2003, 10:53 PM
Go to a aquarium shop, one that mainly deals in salt water.

AGLA
05-05-2003, 06:56 AM
Cape Cod has lots of places to get shell for driveways. Many landscape supply yards that carry crushed stone also have shell. It does make a nice white driveway, a little rough on barefeet.

Where in MA are you?

wall's
05-06-2003, 07:26 PM
I'm located in Gloucester,MA any names of these places where to get these shells?

kris
05-06-2003, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by AGLA
Cape Cod has lots of places to get shell for driveways. Many landscape supply yards that carry crushed stone also have shell. It does make a nice white driveway, a little rough on barefeet.

Where in MA are you?

Now that is the darndest thing ...never heard of it.
Does anyone have a pic I could see?

1MajorTom
05-07-2003, 12:10 AM
Quote:Does anyone have a pic I could see?


Fresh shells awaiting application
http://www.blountseafood.com/about_us/images/shellraw.jpg

Close-up of a well-used beautiful shell driveway
http://www.blountseafood.com/about_us/images/shells1.jpg

Darryl G
05-07-2003, 12:52 AM
Wall's - Man, if you're located in Gloucester, MA, I wouldn't think you'd have a hard time finding shells!!! A trip to the docks or an early morning trip to the diner near the docks asking that question should find you plenty of places. It is still a fishing town, isn't it?

BTW - Nice town! I used to go there quarterly for about a week at a time to take water sea water samples back in the mid 80's. It was related to the sewage treatment plant wanting to extend their waste pipe out further. I'll never forget hefting coolers full of water samples up to the docks at low tied (UGHH)...you've got a way bigger tidal variation there then I have here on L.I. Sound in CT.

Sorry to get off topic, but you'd probably do better asking around locally than here.

AGLA
05-07-2003, 06:36 AM
I'm sure you can get them closer than the Cape. I would call a few sand and gravel companies.

I saw some yesterday, retailing at $ 34 per CY.

AGLA
05-07-2003, 06:42 AM
Here is a shell drive (that needs the edging that the homeowner deleted).http://www.geocities.com/agla1247/shell.jpg

kris
05-07-2003, 11:55 AM
Agla ...pic didn't load for me ... can everyone else see it or is it just my puter?

AGLA
05-08-2003, 06:36 AM
http://www.geocities.com/agla1247/shell.jpg
how 'bout now?

I don't know why it won't show. Try right clicking your mouse on the picture and getting the url from "properties", if you really want to see it.

Green in Idaho
05-09-2003, 02:24 AM
Originally posted by 1MajorTom
Quote:Does anyone have a pic I could see?


Fresh shells awaiting application
http://www.blountseafood.com/about_us/images/shellraw.jpg

Close-up of a well-used beautiful shell driveway
http://www.blountseafood.com/about_us/images/shells1.jpg

That is WILD.
Never seen or heard of such a thing...It does look nice.
Hey, ya wanna see a potato peel driveway?

So then what does one do when the shells become fine grind. Pull it all out and replace with fresh, or just add more on top? Does the initial application stink???

AGLA
05-09-2003, 06:46 AM
No, it does not stink. These drives hold up really well and only break up to a certain point when they become a pretty smooth surface. They are not uncommon here. They are somewhat traditional as the shells have been a byproduct of the shellfish industry for a long time.

... and in the part of Idaho that I lived in, a crushed shell driveway would have meant it was made of brass.

PS. Green, I am a U of ID graduate and worked in the landscape field up there for 6 years.

Green in Idaho
05-09-2003, 01:51 PM
Made of brass???? You lost me on that one.

U of I has a great ag program and lots of Landscape Architects pouring out of there. Broncos myself...
So you worked in Northern part?

I spend some time at Fort Devens so I've enjoyed your part of the woods too. Summer humidity and those rotoraries are killer though. Loved the history and the fall of course.

I just thought of another product on the market that makes a dirt pathway or "whatever" into a concrete like area. Very solid. It's like a polymer applied over the top. Wonder if that would make any sense over something like shells AFTER they break down.

I'd love to see more pics of these if anyone has more.

Hey I see on your site you do gunite pools, I have an idea for a personal pool I want to e-mail you about and see what you think. You might like it for sometime in the future for one of your clients...

AGLA
05-10-2003, 08:04 AM
Brass = ejected "shell" cartridges from one of northern Idaho's favorite pastimes - shooting. ... something that I don't get to participate in much around here, but I am looking into joining a local gun club.

Green in Idaho
05-10-2003, 12:20 PM
LMAO... Yea that would be funny to see a driveway made of empty 9mm and 357 shells. Sure would keep the missionairies away... :-)

Maybe you could go target practice around Barney Frank's house, Ted Kennedy or some other famously liberal MA politician.

Thanks for the info.

BTW Boise got #2 on Forbes list of best places for business. ;-)