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Old 11-18-2010, 08:11 PM
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BLU is not a substitute for blue stone but somewhat looks like it. There are much better products for replicating and I don't know their names but reference any manufacturers catalog and you'll find them. I do like the product but what is hard to see in the pictures is that it is not a consistent color. There are swirls/splashes of tan in there with it.
Good to know. I had seen a few samples looks close to blue stone but never got a chance t see a side x side. Maybe i will look at a cost comparison between the 2 for the customers who can not afford the real stone.
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:23 PM
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Blue stone and flagstone.......usually $4-$5sf here. The cost savings between materials is minimal and the biggest difference is labor. A simple 1,000sf paver job can be completed in say 3-4 days.......the actual patio, forget the cleanup and grading etc. Wet lay that with stone and you're looking at 12ish. A safe rule of thumb for wet work is 100sf per day. We can lay 150sf with two people and about 200+ with three people but that's just flat out laying stone, not cuts/curves/patterns etc. You can dry lay but it's not interlocking pavers and you'll likely see movement.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:24 PM
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we very rarely lay dry bluestone. it never seats properly unless you by really nice stone. love watching your projects hopefully i can post some work as nice as yours one day...... or at least take my camera to work more.
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:43 PM
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Blue stone and flagstone.......usually $4-$5sf here. The cost savings between materials is minimal and the biggest difference is labor. A simple 1,000sf paver job can be completed in say 3-4 days.......the actual patio, forget the cleanup and grading etc. Wet lay that with stone and you're looking at 12ish. A safe rule of thumb for wet work is 100sf per day. We can lay 150sf with two people and about 200+ with three people but that's just flat out laying stone, not cuts/curves/patterns etc. You can dry lay but it's not interlocking pavers and you'll likely see movement.
Bluestone is mid-teen's $$ per sf around here. YIKES!
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:55 AM
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wow we pay $5 sqft for stock material anything under 2x3 any bigger then that it goes to $15 sqft.
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:51 PM
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it runs just under $7 in NY
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:11 AM
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om saturday nights you need to be drinking Coronas.

not talkin sf this and sf that, for cryin out loud.................


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Geat Work !

Just looked through your thread and seen the pics of your work.

I have a couple of questions about the veneer process you use.

Is there a post in here explaining it and what post number is it. I'm sure you've explained it already.

I've had more than a few clients ask if I do concrete work, and I hate it with a passion, but in this economy I might have to diversify.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:14 PM
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Thanks. What's the question?


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Just looked through your thread and seen the pics of your work.

I have a couple of questions about the veneer process you use.

Is there a post in here explaining it and what post number is it. I'm sure you've explained it already.

I've had more than a few clients ask if I do concrete work, and I hate it with a passion, but in this economy I might have to diversify.
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:09 PM
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Thanks. What's the question?
Basically are you laying concrete pads and doing the veneer over it.

If that's the case, are you using mortar for the veneer and what type?
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