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Old 11-03-2008, 04:22 PM
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I have a lawn customer that wants a flagstone patio and I dont really know where to start. Can someone give me some direction. Maybe a book or something. I dont even know how to begin on pricing. Its going to be about 12ft by 30 ft. It's probably about a ft higher from one side to the other by the eyeball. Didnt shoot it. I dont really know about run off. Can someone guide me?
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:56 PM
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Get a laser level if you want to continue in the business. I would suggest going with a good name brand and not something from lowes. Probably cost you $1000 to $1500 for a new one. Maybe less. Also Dig it out a few (6"+/-) inches. Put in the amount of crushed stone and tamp with a gas powered tamp. You should have your flagstone height subtracted from your depth of excavation so you know how much stone to put in. Lay the pattern and fill with stone dust. This is how we have done them
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:17 PM
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Fisrt question is do they want a dryset flagstone patio or a patio with flagstone mortared to concrete??

Because really, this thread can't go any further until we know, as dryset and mortared are 2 different worlds.


Honestly, if you have no clue where to start, I respectfully advise that you either sub it out or walk away.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:24 PM
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If your " don't know where to start " and nothing wrong with that because i don't do brain surgery either don't try it. You can't take every ones advise here and go out and start the job and return the next day after someone here posted step # 2. If you want to get in to this game go to block or paver manuf. or dealers and ask about training seminars. I have over 300 walls completed and this was the first year i did a paver job. It was for my self and learned from my mistakes and didnt get sued.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:18 PM
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here is one I did

Flagstone is easy to work with but dont rush, an get some polymeric sand , have fun george
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:25 PM
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OMG!!!!!!! I can't say anything else, but Holy wide joints Batman!
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:34 PM
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OMG!!!!!!! I can't say anything else, but Holy wide joints Batman!
LOL!! Yeah man, keep 'em under 1".
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:06 PM
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to each there own

I like my joints the way they are ,like see some you have done
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:57 AM
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yeah, the joints are way too wide
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:58 PM
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I personally try not to use the small stones. There is no way they are going to stay in place with sand joints. But this is not the thread......

Dude, dont do it. Try it at your own house first or something. Stonework is in another league. You cant just put stone down and have it look good. Unless you have a natural stone talent to do it right off the bat. maybe you work with someone you network with who has experience with this and work along with them on it or something.
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