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Old 07-07-2015, 12:05 PM
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Two different thickness pavers

Anyone have any tips on butting 2 different thickness pavers together ? I am using borealis which is 2 1/4" thick and running standard 2 3/8: paver around it.
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:11 PM
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Anyone have any tips on butting 2 different thickness pavers together ? I am using borealis which is 2 1/4" thick and running standard 2 3/8: paver around it.
Ouch. Did you already buy the material? Did you bring the issue up to the client? You can break out your 4' level and hand lay the bricks similar to flagstone. You might be able to use a rubber mallet to tamp them down. A plate compactor might work as well.

I'm curious to hear from the pros. I only have a few years under my belt.
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:32 PM
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We did a job this spring with two different paver thicknesses. The field was 2.5" thick and the inner border was 2.75" thick. After the field was laid and patio cut we just took the extra sand out where the thicker border paver was going and did a little hand leveling with them. After all of the pavers were in we went over it with a packer just as normal.
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:30 PM
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They are only 1/8" diff. Around 80 sq. is normal 2 3/8 . The other 100 sq. is 2 1/4"
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Old 07-25-2015, 01:44 PM
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Do exactly as Red Shed said. Lay the bulk, then cut out where the smaller/larger pavers are going to go add/remove sand and install the different thickness paver. We run into this a lot with a few of the popular accent pavers we use from Unilock. Most of their stuff is 2.75" thick and then a few are 2.375" instead. We explain it to them on the front end what is involved with using different thickness on a job.
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Done alot of this with antique and vintage restoration work on colonial homes useing reclaimed material tedious time consumeing when its all a mix. Large jobs are time and materials only small jobs where its just a border add 20% labor if you have experience
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I just cut a notch in my screed board. Worked out good.
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Did one earlier this year, with Borealis and Eva pavers. It was a bit of a challenge but turned out good. Do not compact the Borealis, it will break. Just a fyi
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:05 AM
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I installed Borelis and allegro. I just notched my screed board an 1/8".
The borealis is very soft. It does look good though.
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