1 1/2" pavers ?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by neversatisfiedj, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anyone ever use this size ? Here is my problem. I have a customer that wants pavers over concrete. No big deal but they will butt up to a step. Instead of reducing his rise too much with 3 1/8" paver for the soldier, I was opting to use 2 3/8" on the soldier with 1 1/2" pavers in the field . Just wondering everyone's thoughts.
     
  2. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    Why not just use the 2-3/8" for all of it?
     
  3. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am doing soldier course in larger because they are being glued. Then fill in field with thinner pavers with 3/4 inch sand bed. ICPI recommended installation over concrete.
     
  4. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
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    Use 2 3/8 for all. Make sure when you glue your soldiers you don't do it in a manner to trap any water. If you place your 2 3/8" field right on the concrete your joint sand should keep any of them from rocking.

    Dan
     
  5. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
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    What you are looking for is called a "split-paver"
    They range is size from 1-inch to 1 1/2-inches
    Problem is, most are only made in 4X8 dimensions.
    And, they can be hard to locate.

    I would use the 80 mm for the perimeter and a 60 mm in the field.

    Peace,

    Rex

    http://UsePavers.Com
     
  6. Techo-Bloc

    Techo-Bloc LawnSite Member
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    I'm curious about the 1 1/2" "paver" who would be the manufacturer of this product?

    -Jason
     
  7. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. Techo-Bloc

    Techo-Bloc LawnSite Member
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    Since the 1 1/2 inch "paver" does not have the physical qualities to accually be a pavingstone, in no way would I ever reccomend this to be used as a patio/walkway stone in any application. Rex Mann's application is the correct way to install over concrete. My best guess is this 1 1/2 inch "paver" was designed for facing for pillars, steps, etc.

    -Jason
     
  9. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
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    Jason,

    We have used the split paver in pedestrian applications on occasion without
    any failures. I would never use in a vehicular application.

    BTW: a 14X14 mega buerac is not technically a paver either.

    Peace,

    Rex

    http://ArizonaPavers.Com
     
  10. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hanover paver has a 1 1/2 inch paver 2 3/8 and 3 inch pavers.
     

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