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Old 09-09-2009, 04:34 PM
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How thick is your setting bed usually? I just replaced a wet app with dry setting and some of the flag was pretty damn thick? How do you guy's work with thick and thin stone? I assume you set the thicker stuff in one area and gradually work in the thinner stone. Most of the stone I'm talking about is from 1.75" to 2.5"
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:56 PM
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We use 1" stone and set it in 1" of mortar...+/-

I know what you're talking about on varying thicknesses but I buy better stone. Every piece is right around 1" and usually +/- about a 1/4".
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:58 PM
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Few pics from today. Looks like a tasty Coke.....
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:06 PM
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looks awesome so far.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:07 PM
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Started here today too. Dug footer for a 60' wall we're doing that wraps the corner of the home. Full landscape will be installed after.............sorry, the builders Azaleas, Hollies and Barberries have got to go!
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:10 PM
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BTW, the wall will be the same as the one pictured. This is the walkway we built in the very early part of summer. It will step down a few times and has a protruding radius on the corner that will probably be the home to a Magnolia. Roses will most likely border the wall with Nandina HB, Boxwoods etc etc....plan is being drawn. Wall will have lighting under the cap shining down the wall in addition to adding path lights to the existing walkway.

Note: Be smarter than me and don't grab a can of lime green marking paint because you've never used that color before..........it really doesn't show up very well on grass haha.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:16 PM
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looks awesome so far.
Thanks, it'll continue to too
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:38 PM
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LOL sorry the picture with the guy drinking the tasty coke, the walk looks like a "i" from a info icon or a over excessive upside down "!" that and the circle before the edging pavers looks like a waffle

But the work looks good, I'm sure the customer is happy. Who really cares what I think anyways.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:53 PM
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Never thought of it as an "i" but yeah it is I guess. Specifically how the customer wanted it. I changed their stone selection and boulder steppers around. I gave my suggestions, bid against another contractor and was awarded the job.

The "waffle", again correct, but its called a pattern. Adds character or a design element, if you would, to the project. Anybody can throw down a regular 'ol flagstone walkway but thats boring. The walkway is random set 90 degrees with the home and the circle is not random. 18" squares only and set on a 45 with the home.

To each his own but once done it will have a clean classy look. You'll be more happy with the wall I started today. Lots of curves etc.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:40 AM
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Yeah it should look good. You are right about that paint though hard to see but looks like a good project. Quick question for you though. It looks like the utilities are running through the front yard. how are you going to avoid them?


From the pictures it looks like this subdivision was very cookie cutter in design
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