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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by tturbonegro, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. tturbonegro

    tturbonegro LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 97

    im sure everyone know what that means.. :usflag:

    as always...unedited cell shots..and usual base...:dizzy:
    ill update with some plaster, water, and landscape pics...just have to stop back..

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    almost done...3 days in..

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    go green! ha..that was 2 days..its been hotttttt

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  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,496

    Nice work. I have a rule with customers that I do stone walls with pavers, or find a way to use stone. To me it's concrete land but then again I'm a stone mason.

    Again, nice work.
     
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,401

    Nice gig.

    but - I am NOT liking the placement of the fire feature. way too close to the table. People will not use the table cause smoke will bellow in their faces. All that space - the fire feature could have had a section all of it's own.
     
  4. tturbonegro

    tturbonegro LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 97

    Thanks ...
    Fire pit and most of that upper patio was all installed previously by someone else ...
    Homeowner said he threw some tree guys off the job because they thought his fire pit was an outdoor stone trash can ..
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  5. Moneypit

    Moneypit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    Nice jobs.
    Im just curious why you always pour concrete around the skimmers/ladders/diving boards. Why do you not lay your pavers up to them?
    Also, when using poly sand for pavers layed on a slab, how do you make sure to fill all the voids. Do you run a tamper over the pavers even when they are on a slab? I have yet to try poly sand when installing pavers over concrete but I want to try.
     
  6. tturbonegro

    tturbonegro LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 97

    Thanks...
    We do this for structure..like to keep skimmers or rails tight and secure...we also want the skimmer to be able to be walked on without sinking..it's not always real secure if only a little concrete catches the ring and then small paver cuts up to it...just seems to be a tighter and nicer look sometimes so we just keep to what we are used to and what works..
    Sweep and wet...no tamping..no problems..
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  7. poolboy

    poolboy LawnSite Silver Member
    from earth
    Posts: 2,408

    Jandy equipment, good stuff.
     
  8. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,628

    How many men, how long and roughly what was a job like that worth. You don't need to answer the last question if you don't want.
     
  9. Moneypit

    Moneypit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    Thanks for the reply.
    When installing pavers directly on slab, I always set the skimmers themselvs in concrete after the slab is poured, then cut the pavers up to them. I have never had any problems and theres not a chance that the skimmer will move or the cut pavers will shift. I'm not saying that this is how you should do them, I'm just sharing another alternative.
     
  10. tturbonegro

    tturbonegro LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 97

    yes it is!



    this project...3 guys, 8 days maybe, ..1700 sq ft..plus spa steps and walls around bluestone steps.....patio up at house was existing...you do the math



    yea pretty much like that...we set them in colored concrete at the same time we pour the base....cut right up to the poured square....been doing it like this for years..works great
     

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