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Old 09-07-2010, 09:44 PM
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I see you use a layer of geo under the sand, do you also use one to separate base and granular. If so I must ask why you choose to go with two layers. Not sure I like the step material or the railings but as long as you're happy and the customer then all is good. Also did you incorporate any grid in that project? I would like to see some in the steps especially at that height.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:59 PM
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Haha! I specifically used the photo showing the fabric under the sand! Everytime I do, I find people inquiring about it And as I was lookin through all the pics deciding what to display, I said "I'm gonna use this just to see what comments come from it"

We have use 2 layers of fabric from day one, beginning 14 years ago. Derived from an observation made when we did our first paver job, which was a re-do of someone elses patio. Naturally, fabric is placed under the aggregate.

To this day, we have NEVER used grid on steps, with no plans of doing so, with the exception of steps installed on an embankment or hillside.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:07 PM
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In your first picture how did you address the compaction under the extended patio door.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:26 PM
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In your first picture how did you address the compaction under the extended patio door.

There is nothing installed under the cantilever that needs compacted. But the trick to compacting in places with limited ceiling is to use a BLOCK as a tamper......



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Old 09-07-2010, 10:47 PM
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I really hate having to do that because our area is heavy clay and the settling takes years. I have in the past poured concrete under the overhang, then built a separate wall to basically separate that area from the steps. It works but it does take alot of extra time and money.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:21 PM
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in the last picture....i hope no one trips out the door, pool looks kinda close
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:22 PM
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in the last picture....i hope no one trips out the door, pool looks kinda close
The pool was very close. Made it easy to dive in the pool. Step does look a little high doesn't it.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:26 PM
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Bet that was fun.
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I'd jump in from the steps ha ha!
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:25 PM
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