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Old 09-10-2010, 02:25 PM
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They can afford anything you throw at them, but they don't get rich by spending all of their money.
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I dont think you're getting my point.



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Old 09-10-2010, 06:13 PM
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Please explain, i guess i don't understand.

I am assuming you mean that i shouldn't sell them something they don't want, but don't under or over sell it. When trying to over sell to be very carefull in how i do it.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:00 PM
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80 grand? I say your on crack! And why 24" base???? Isnt 6" under pavers the standard, 8" total excavation?
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80 grand? I say your on crack! And why 24" base???? Isnt 6" under pavers the standard, 8" total excavation?
You honestly have never installed a driveway right?

12 inch min base for driveway here.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:37 PM
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Okay then 24 is double then what is neccessary. Are you dealing with horrible drainage or what?

No I havent done a drive. I wouldnt take on a job that size. Im still puzzled by 80k however.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:42 PM
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I have seen the minimum base specs for vehicular use at 8-inches.

We do ours at 12-inches. The x-tra 4-inches is cheap insurance, reeducing the need for a callback.
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-1 CAT hat
-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
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-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:51 PM
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The 24 inches is my insurance. much better base means that i will not be going back there, my last driveway was 30 inches deep. the customer understands the extra charge is worth it.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:59 AM
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i fully understand the clay issues. 24-30 inches sounds quite extreme. And at those depths I would have an engineer come in and do soil tests and spec the base installation.


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-1 CAT hat
-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
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-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:10 AM
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thats why your so far out right there! Thats a ton of aggregate. A ton of spreading/compacting work, trucking in, trucking out....and all for work that isnt necessary.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:07 PM
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I have to agree. 10- 12" is pretty standard. I could see maybe doing 15" in troublesome spots, but 24" no way.
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