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mbs
05-30-2004, 12:21 PM
these are some pics of our first walkway. took me and my partner a full week to complete. big thanks to this site lots of info and research.

mbs
05-30-2004, 12:27 PM
more pics..........................

mbs
05-30-2004, 12:28 PM
more pics...................

mbs
05-30-2004, 12:35 PM
custom semi-circle...........

mbs
05-30-2004, 12:40 PM
more pics..............

paponte
05-30-2004, 01:44 PM
Why the use of both sailor and soldier courses? ;)

Rex Mann
05-30-2004, 03:11 PM
Looks like you guys did a good job. Whenever we have a 1/2 gap or more between two pavers, in the field or soldier or sailor, we cut them. It gives you a more finished and professional look.

Also, less chance of sand to wash out or weeds and grass to germinate.

Peace,

Rex

our web site (http://rmstonescaping.com)

blafleur
05-31-2004, 08:46 AM
Beautiful design, obviously very labor intensive. Gotta show my ingnorance, though, what is soldier, sailor, and field. I dont do pavers.

Bryan

D Felix
05-31-2004, 09:24 AM
I had not heard the term sailor course until just now.

I believe that the sailor/soldier course is referring to the same thing, it just denotes how the pavers are laid in relation to the rest of the walk/patio. The field would be the majority of the pavers making up the surface. The soldier/sailor course is the perimeter pavers.

The second to last set of pics shows this. The soldier course in that set would be the semi-circle of bricks surrounding the pattern at the base of the steps. All of the bricks are laid side-by-side, just like "soldiers". Now, in the curve of the walkways, the perimeter pavers are laid end-to-end, I believe those are what are being referred to as the sailors.

If I'm wrong about the field or sailors, someone can correct me. I'm 99.9% certain I'm right about the soldiers though!:)


Dan

Rex Mann
05-31-2004, 10:16 AM
Dan,

You are right about the soldier and the sailor. Back in the day we used to use the soldier 100% of the time. Now we use it about10% of the time. The sailor allows us to make most designs flow better. And, if you do have to cut them, remember we cut them if there is a 1/2 inch gap or more, it is easier and faster to cut the width then the length.

Happy paving:)

Peace,

Rex

our web site (http://rmstonescaping.com)

mbs
05-31-2004, 01:05 PM
the customer was a afraid that if the border was laid soilder style the walkway would look smaller. so we went sailor, i dont think i'll do that way again simply becouse it made curving things a little harder. your right rex, i read that any gap over 1/4 in should be cut i think i might go back and do that for the peace of mind.

Rex Mann
05-31-2004, 02:11 PM
How did using a sailor make it harder?

Peace,

Rex

our web site (http://rmstonescaping.com)