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Old 04-09-2013, 06:30 PM
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Clay pavers

We just did a job for the Navy removing 10x10' sections of concrete pavers and replacing them with etched clay pavers and infill pavers. This was my first experience with the Belden brand and also with clay pavers. They are much more fragile than concrete pavers. We really had to baby them because they would easily chip. I didn't have a mat for my compactor, so I just used a couple of dead blows to tap the poly sand into the joints. The sand was precompacted from the previous pavers. Just thought I'd share my experience with the clay pavers.
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no mat needed. we use plywood.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:56 AM
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What kind of plywood do you use and how long does it approximately last? The pads are expensive an alternative would be nice.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:57 AM
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I like that idea. Thanks
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:06 AM
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The plywood we use is probably 3/8".

And it's about 8 years old. It's also stored outside.

And it's at the point where it's actually PERFECT! Believe it or not. It flexes nicely with any contours in the grade of the pavement. Seriously, I hope we get 2 more years out of it, new plywood is too stiff. But will work.

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And we use plywood with the concrete pavers as well.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:11 PM
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I was thinking of getting a carpet remnant, something like a berber or commercial carpet. I agree, the pads are too expensive.
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If all you want to do is prevent scuffing you could probably use 1/4" ply right?
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Masonite should work then
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If all you want to do is prevent scuffing you could probably use 1/4" ply right?
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-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.
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