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Old 10-25-2010, 09:45 PM
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I use a compactor every time to set the pavers in the sand.
Same here but I think his point is to use cardboard or something in between the pavers and compactor so you dont damage them.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:47 PM
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Hey man it looks great.for being 17 im 16.i would never think of a kid around my age doing a job like this.great job man.and good for you a thumbs up to you
Thanks man.. To be honest I though hard about not taking this project on because I started it after school had begun. It was a stretch to get it done, but I am so glad i took it. I learned so much and I am hoping to do alot more of these jobs next year.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:50 PM
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I run the compactor over then polymeric sand then fill the gaps completely after that.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:52 PM
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Thanks man.. To be honest I though hard about not taking this project on because I started it after school had begun. It was a stretch to get it done, but I am so glad i took it. I learned so much and I am hoping to do alot more of these jobs next year.
Hey no problem.anytime,u earned it.yeah i know how that is.yeah im glad u did too.good for you.yeah that is real good hardscaping is good.and goodluck to you in the future.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:09 PM
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I run the compactor over then polymeric sand then fill the gaps completely after that.
Yup same exact thing I did.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:03 PM
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you don't run the compactor directly on the pavers, unless you want to f@ck em all up and replace em for free.
What type of cheap pavers are you using??
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:48 AM
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I always use a compactor on my paving jobs. Never a problem and it levels everything out really nice. Also settles the polymeric sand in the cracks.
I am not in the business, but have extensive experience with installing pavers.
OP, looks like you are doing fine. IMHO.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:23 AM
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Worked for a paver company for awhile. Im no professional at hardscape though. I carried pavers, carted pavers, ran the tamp, broomed the sand even got to lay some pavers. Once the crush was laid and tamped and the sand floated the pavers got put down. Then the polymetric sand was put down and broomed into all the cracks. The tamp with a piece of carpet on the plate was run over all the pavers. 3 apps of sand and 3 times around with the tamp. The walkway or driveway was then swept clean of all excess sand. Completely clean. Then hosed down lightly to wet the sand in the cracks.

Is this correct or not??
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:42 PM
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Worked for a paver company for awhile. Im no professional at hardscape though. I carried pavers, carted pavers, ran the tamp, broomed the sand even got to lay some pavers. Once the crush was laid and tamped and the sand floated the pavers got put down. Then the polymetric sand was put down and broomed into all the cracks. The tamp with a piece of carpet on the plate was run over all the pavers. 3 apps of sand and 3 times around with the tamp. The walkway or driveway was then swept clean of all excess sand. Completely clean. Then hosed down lightly to wet the sand in the cracks.

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That's how I was taught to do it. Has always worked for me so I'm not gonna change my procedure.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:45 PM
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Worked for a paver company for awhile. Im no professional at hardscape though. I carried pavers, carted pavers, ran the tamp, broomed the sand even got to lay some pavers. Once the crush was laid and tamped and the sand floated the pavers got put down. Then the polymetric sand was put down and broomed into all the cracks. The tamp with a piece of carpet on the plate was run over all the pavers. 3 apps of sand and 3 times around with the tamp. The walkway or driveway was then swept clean of all excess sand. Completely clean. Then hosed down lightly to wet the sand in the cracks.

Is this correct or not??


That's how I do it.
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