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Old 09-26-2014, 09:19 AM
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Peastone & Bluestone: Living in Harmony

Hi all! Hope everyone is doing well going into the fall season!

I have a customer who would like a small area outside their back door where they keep their grill (approx. 18x14 I believe) filled with peastone. In the peastone they would like some blue stone slabs placed to from a little walkway from the back door, through the 18x14 peastone area to their yard, as well as a slab to set their grill on.

My question is what sort of base should I put down to assure that the bluestone slabs for the walkway and grill are firm and stable and also allow me to put a nice layer of peastone in. I'm curious as to what you guys think would be the best way to do this? Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:37 AM
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The pea stone will make it look like the bottom of a fish aquarium, and will scatter all over creation!

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Old 09-26-2014, 12:38 PM
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Put down a 1" layer of stone dust and set all of your bluestone where you want them. You can dryset them or paste some straight cement on the back of them to assure they stay in place. Once the bluestone is set fill in all the open areas with pea stone.
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:38 PM
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Yeah. I had the same concern. I've done the peastone for around fire pits but not really areas that get through traffic.
Would you suggest using #2 round instead?
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Old 09-26-2014, 05:40 PM
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It's best to have a heart to heart chat and educate the client about material selection/options.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:19 PM
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Put down a 1" layer of stone dust and set all of your bluestone where you want them. You can dryset them or paste some straight cement on the back of them to assure they stay in place. Once the bluestone is set fill in all the open areas with pea stone.
"Paste" it down to what? The stone dust?
Dont do this.

If they insist on gravel i would prep a base like i was installing pavers, lay the bluestone, then lay the gravel. But use something crushed so it will compact into place and not move everywhere like pea gravel
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:16 AM
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Of course, you mean pavers I asume. Whats your opinion on gravel lok. I used that a few times, awesome stuff, expensive, but makes a nice hard surface with the unique look of pea gravel.
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Yeah. I had the same concern. I've done the peastone for around fire pits but not really areas that get through traffic.
Would you suggest using #2 round instead?
Try looking into gravel lok, I dont see many guys using this stuff, but it's pretty neat. It's a product you mix in with the stone your using and it will dry and turn your surface into a solid hard surface.
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