Advice welcomed

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Tharrell, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Anybody have some ideas for this area, specifically the walkway?
    I put a micro irrigation in but am waiting to finish the walk before hiding the tubing.

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  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
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    Whats the budget?, pavers come to mind. Maybe manufactured bluestone, it comes in all sorts of sizes.
     
  3. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ask the paver guys there are some very prof. on this forum.
    Mike
     
  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    I was thinking some sort of paver also. This is a really old restored cabin next door to me. I'm going to do it for the experience. My landlord owns both this and the house I live in next door.
    Is there a paver that would fit in with an old cabin? Or some other type of stone? I'd appreciate any input from you paver and stone guys.
    Here's a couple of other pics of the front. I gave the landlord some flowers left over from other jobs.

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  5. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 601

    I'd go with the manufactured bluestone, they come in a variety of sizes and I think have a sort of classic, old look. The other option I see for this is a redish colored paver something tumbled, giving it a kind of worn look, this will blend nicelt with the brick under the porch. We use mostly techo pavers however they are a bit pricey, other manufacturers make similar products. One of my favorites in techo is the Elena series, 5 different sizes for a totally random pattern, something I think looks rustic in certain enviorments(like in front of a cabin). lastly I'd avoid a soldier course on this if using pavers it would look too finished. Also I personally am not a fan of straight runs, I don't know what your limits on space are but if possible maybe a curve.
     
  6. The Yard Barber Inc.

    The Yard Barber Inc. LawnSite Member
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    maybe belgard oldcastle. or anything that is tumbled will add a lot of character and give the rustic look. You could do a solid walkway or, you sould leave some spacing and add some river rocks in between.
     
  7. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    i would advise not using the river jack around a walk way........it doesn't stay put..........trip/ankle hassard
     
  8. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,649

    That is a very good point is sure does move and makes a terrible walk way.
    Mike
     
  9. hortiscape

    hortiscape LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Posts: 30

    what about natural flagstone?. paver's, paver's, pavers.
    Where are all the stone workers?
     
  10. hortiscape

    hortiscape LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Posts: 30

    No offense of course, you guys all do great work.
    It's just that I rarely hear anybody talk much about natural stone.
     

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