Register free!


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-03-2005, 05:33 PM
Katwalk Katwalk is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: northeast
Posts: 92
Bluestone compaction question

Installing a bluestone patio using 18" X 18" X2" thick bluestone. Base is set at 10" of 3/4"minus aggregate and has been fully compacted in lifts. Bluestone will be set in sand. I know and would never run the compactor over the bluestone like with pavers, how do you get that good compaction into the bedding sand on a bluestone job. Thanks for any input.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-03-2005, 08:33 PM
cgland's Avatar
cgland cgland is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Reading, PA
Posts: 1,931
Basically, we use a rubber mallet and pound them in place. When you dry lay them, there is not too much you can do. That is why we offer a one year adjustment package on bluestone patios. We go back and spend a couple of hours adjusting the flags and they get charged based on the sq. ft. of the patio. Usually a couple hundred bucks or so.

Chris
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-17-2005, 07:49 AM
Katwalk Katwalk is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: northeast
Posts: 92
I know why we like paver installs!!!!! This bluestone is alot tougher to do. We learned that the "dead blow" rubber mallet is not the tool for this job as we have broken several pieces before switching to a smaller, lighter rubber mallet. Looks nice, but a sh.. load of time. Any other recommendations are always welcome.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:24 AM.

Page generated in 0.05887 seconds with 7 queries