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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by alldayrj, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    I know right? What an idiot
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  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thats a great attitude, and thats what it's all about :weightlifter:

    You're a good guy, I like you, keep up the good work!


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  3. greatinmulchbeds

    greatinmulchbeds LawnSite Member
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    are your seat walls on the patio pics sitting on top of the pavers?
     
  4. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I wondered the same thing.
     
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yea they are. I've seen it done with the brick meeting the wall but couldnt find a reason why. This way just makes sense to me. How do you guys do it?
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  6. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wall first then brick around it. With a bit of planning it should line up perfectly.
     
  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wall(s), fire feature, steps, grill, first. Pavers last.



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  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    yea but why? when I did the fire pit I put that first. it made sense, the pit needs to drain, has a fire it it, etc. I'm not stubborn to reason, just wondering what the reasoning is to doing the wall first? they're strictly ornamental
     
  9. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    1) By installing first the pavers will hold the block in plave and will keep the wall, steps, fire feature, grill, etc from sliding.

    2). I take some of what I said back. Lord, I need a vacation! What am I thinking?

    We do install our grills and fire features last. This way we maintain straight, uninterupted joint lines with the pavers.
     
  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    I need to explain further -

    So anything that goes in the paver field will go in last. Like I said - to maintain straight joint lines.

    But we don't install over the pavers. We'll actually take the pavers up (where the feature is going), install the feature on the gravel base, and then cut the pavers to fit around the feature.

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