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Old 12-12-2008, 09:27 AM
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Whats both concerning and surprising me is there is one important concern here, and NOT one person here at this forum has brought it up yet.
That the porta potty pumper truck will have to drive on the new driveway? That stinks!
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:17 AM
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How deep is the base, and how was it compacted? That had to be many,many loads of base material.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:27 AM
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base is over 18" and was compacted with a 14 ton roller.
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:31 PM
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Is it the steepness of the drive and the performance of the joint sand?
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:40 PM
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18" base....well it shouldn't be going anywhere. Did you get Proctor on it? How is the soil up there...must be solid clay for an 18" base.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:34 PM
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i'd be concerned about that water coming down that hill.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:30 PM
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That looks like one fun job, I've never seen such a large paver drive on such a grade. Must have been fun lol.

I'd be concerned with the water and the corners....with a hill like that I'd think that when a car is constantly stopping and accelerating at a particular point it may apply extra pressure to those areas??????Not sure if this is remotely right, just the second thing that popped into my head.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:46 PM
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That looks like one fun job, I've never seen such a large paver drive on such a grade. Must have been fun lol.

I'd be concerned with the water and the corners....with a hill like that I'd think that when a car is constantly stopping and accelerating at a particular point it may apply extra pressure to those areas??????Not sure if this is remotely right, just the second thing that popped into my head.
The lateral pressure from braking may affect the pavers. I've never seen any info that I can remember that would cover this. Specificaly the bottom curve.
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:21 AM
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That looks like one fun job, I've never seen such a large paver drive on such a grade. Must have been fun lol.

I'd be concerned with the water and the corners....with a hill like that I'd think that when a car is constantly stopping and accelerating at a particular point it may apply extra pressure to those areas??????Not sure if this is remotely right, just the second thing that popped into my head.
DING DING DING!!!

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Water isn't a big issue, as there is a swale that catches the water before it gets to the pavers, and the water that falls from the sky onto the pavers is directed off the pavers as we have a crwon on the driveway, along with special grading at the motorcourt.

Yes, the braking will apply pressure to the pavers! And I was expecting to be bombbarded with LawnSites EXPERTS pointing this out when I posted the pic.

I believe the driveway should have a concrete curbing with 32" footers at that bottom curve. But the homeowner elected not to do it due to current financial constraints. Paperwork reflects accordingly.
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Very interesting point. Never even though of that.
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