Clay pavers

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by sven1277, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
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    We just did a job for the Navy removing 10x10' sections of concrete pavers and replacing them with etched clay pavers and infill pavers. This was my first experience with the Belden brand and also with clay pavers. They are much more fragile than concrete pavers. We really had to baby them because they would easily chip. I didn't have a mat for my compactor, so I just used a couple of dead blows to tap the poly sand into the joints. The sand was precompacted from the previous pavers. Just thought I'd share my experience with the clay pavers.
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    no mat needed. we use plywood.
     
  3. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
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    What kind of plywood do you use and how long does it approximately last? The pads are expensive an alternative would be nice.
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  4. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I like that idea. Thanks
     
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    The plywood we use is probably 3/8".

    And it's about 8 years old. It's also stored outside.

    And it's at the point where it's actually PERFECT! Believe it or not. It flexes nicely with any contours in the grade of the pavement. Seriously, I hope we get 2 more years out of it, new plywood is too stiff. But will work.

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  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    And we use plywood with the concrete pavers as well.
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  7. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was thinking of getting a carpet remnant, something like a berber or commercial carpet. I agree, the pads are too expensive.
     
  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    If all you want to do is prevent scuffing you could probably use 1/4" ply right?
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  9. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Masonite should work then
     
  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    correctamundo
     

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