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Old 02-28-2011, 08:16 PM
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:27 PM
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People are so afraid of spending $450 for a roll of fabric. The roll will last for 3, maybe 4 average size residential gigs.

Cheap Insurance.

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Old 02-28-2011, 11:43 PM
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Tom, buddy, what you need to understand here is you have posted pictures of just about every job ever done by this company. Most folk post some pics of one or two jobs. But you have posted like the company's whole portfolio

Zedo is top notch.

Along with a few others.

So am I. I think of myself of the Simon Cowell of critiquing other's work. There are guys here that I am friends with. Chat on the phone regularly, etc. And I won't hesitate to pick apart their work. Nor will I hesitate to compliment them.

During the course of this thread some flaws have been pointed out to you. And you have had some sort of rationalization for damn near every flaw pointed out to you. Whether it's been "the builder's insistance", "the angle of the photograghy" (thats a popular one we see frequently), or what have you!

We have heard all the lines. Either from other members on these forums. Or from our own employees. I had an employee that used to try to justify everything. I never bought it.

If you were to do a search under my user name and read the threads regarding r-walls - you'll see that I take r-wall construction VERY seriously. And in many of my posts I explain in detail why certain aspects are so critical.

With that said, there is nothing anyone can ever say that will ever convince me that drain tubing is not needed behind a wall. Or that gris is not needed on a wall. I don't care if you work a mile away from me, or if you work in Europe. I don't care if 6 other companies in one's area all do walls like this and all is dandy. People drive without seatbelts and haven't had any accidents. That doesnt mean it's ok to drive without a seatbelt on.

Walls must be built right or they should not be built at all.

I've been in business for over 21 years. Started the company when I was in highschool. I've been through it all, literally. From time to time I have client's give me business advice. And everytime I start to get aggitated. BUT....I tell myself "listen to what they have to say, you might learn something valuable". And many times I do learn something valuable!

Another example of listening: I have a client that is about 5 miles from my house. Older man. An engineer. Looks like a mad scientist, literally. His political views are opposite of mine. He starts talking politics and I think to myself "oh god, here we go". But.....when I listen to him, even though he has different views.....he makes sense.

So Tom, my point to you is listen to people like Zedo, other's and myself. You're still young. We went through this with another member here a few years ago. He's now a little older. A little more experienced. And is much more low key.

There are folks here that when I see their user name on a thread - I glide over that thread and don't bother reading what they wrote. They could fall from the face of the earth and I would never miss them.

Then there are folks here that when I see their name in a thread, I may not be interested in the topic of the thread, but I'll read what they wrote because I know they have alotta experience and wisdom under their belt.



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Old 03-01-2011, 12:05 AM
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Your spelling drives me crazy, mainly because I know you do it on purpose.
LOL - that's how I know if anyone is actually reading my jibber jabber!


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Old 03-03-2011, 07:45 PM
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First off DVS, for the record, I have never used "the angle of the photography" as an "rationalization" for a question you or others have asked me.

This next project was done two years ago. It is a permeable paver driveway. With a front walk, srw and some granite steps. This project was done before ICPI had even come up with its PICP course so yes not all of it is done to there specs. Although I did take the PICP class this winter and we did this project pretty darn close to their standards.

A few things we should have done differently and will do on future permeable driveways/projects: not compact the sub-base, dump infill stone on a geo-synthetic or anything that does not let the stone touch the ground so the dirt does not contaminate it, and also use some sort of a geo-synthetic in between the 1.5in and 3/4in stone. We didn't because we we didn't know how it would effect the water flow between stone.

I have a bunch of pictures so if your reading this please hold off on comments until i have all the pictures up. Also i will do my best at explain what we are doing in the pictures because it seams that a lot of people haven't had much experience with permeable pavers.

First two pictures are before and afters so you can see the scope of the project. Second two are also before and afters. As you can see we took down the mound of dirt and the one tree in the front yard. The home owner was sick of looking out there windows and seeing the hump in the front yard.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:50 PM
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First two are before and afters of the town drainage pipe that was under the driveway. We replaced it with a 12" pvc pipe. Third picture is of the permeable paver. A major misconception is that the actual paver is permeable, as you can see that is false, the joints are permeable. Fourth picture is of a circle pack we put in the driveway. the brick is a normal paver but we just filled the joints with stone.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:52 PM
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All pictures: beginning the excavation of the mound in the front yard
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:02 PM
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A major misconception is that the actual paver is permeable, as you can see that is false, the joints are permeable.
There are some pavers that are actually permeable themselves, they kind of look like exposed aggregate.

What kind of permeable pavers did you use? They have some serious joints compared to what's local here.

How far down did you excavate for your drive and your patio?
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:02 PM
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Picture one: begining the excavation of the driveway.

Picture two: driveway excavated.

Picture three: compacting the sub base. This was not the correct thing to do. Since we were not trying to capture the water you do not want to compact the sub-base because it makes it harder for the water to ex-filtrate out of the system.

Picture four: new SRW and the pipe that was used for the culvert under the driveway

Picture five: compacting the 1.5" stone. Also you can see here the "border" of 3/4" gravel that i had talked about in a previous post on a permeable patio. This is used to anchor the edging spikes in because a spike will not stay in clean stone. (DVS this is what i was trying to describe to you in my response to your question on that post)
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:12 PM
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First off DVS, for the record, I have never used "the angle of the photography" as an "rationalization" for a question you or others have asked me.

'Ol buddy you may wanna do back and look at my wording. I did not state you . I was implying that we super dooper looper silver members have heard it all.



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