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can you see the wrong part of this picture?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Hardscaping, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,176

    Well, for one its not level or straight in the least but. Rarely see that pattern anymore, the occasional old do it yourselfer project that we tear out but nothing new is going down like that.
  3. Summit L & D

    Summit L & D LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's not level....AT ALL! The pattern isn't straight. And who knows how they installed the base....if any...
  4. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    ok look closer there is a bigger problem then listed!

    the interlock is going way up on the siding of the house. i don't know about where anybody else is from but when i learned about grading i was always told you had to stay so many inches down from the siding on the houses.

    they just put the interlock right up to the siding and they did it in another picture on their site too.
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    in this case, we can't be so sure that there isn't block or concrete behind that siding.

    See, you seldom see siding start right at ground level as in the picture. usually there is a foundation that comes out of the ground and then the siding starts where the foundation ends. We have a community where they have siding covering the concrete foundations and the siding starts at ground level. In such a case, placing pavers over the siding is acceptable because there is no wood behind the siding.
  6. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    good arguement i guess i just go with what i learned about the building code that there has to be like 6 inches of foundation showing.
  7. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    Solier course is not always needed. It would have looked nicer with one but there are times we don't use a SC. The restraint work is more of a pain though.
  9. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Soldier courses is one of my pet peeves.

    Sure a soldier couse looks nice, but, no, they're no always NEEDED. In my opinion, they are more for asthetics.

    Some cars have pin stripes. Some Don't :)
  10. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 359

    Pet peeve or not you should have a border course on anything that has turns in it at least. in these pictures that is not the case and it is not a big deal.
    the reason for the border course other than the obvious to look good is for when cutting the smaller pieces to fit in the curve walkways and or driveways they need something that will hold them in and have them lock into place when the jointing sand is placed into the joints.

    this is because if you have a smaller piece and your edging is only going up so far you can easily chip of the edge of the trimmed brick.

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