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Double Edge Restraint on Pavers??

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Gilmore.Landscaping, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    So new maintenance client had a strip about 8" wide along his driveway that was dead/weeds while the rest of the lawn was nice, so I dug it up to replace the sod and there are 2 edge restraints!!

    One against the pavers (Snap Edge I think) then one (not sure what kind) about 8" away and between the two is just filled with limestone screenings.

    Any ideas on the purpose??


  2. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    Is there a tree nearby ? Root barrier maybe ?
  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    Another WTF moment in landscaping.
  4. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    There is a mature tree on the lawn. I would say the drip line is still 10' or so back from the edge of the driveway, not something I would have been concerned with, and the outer restraint system only goes to just below what you can see it in pics so any roots lower then 4" will just go under it anyway.

    I have sent an email to the owner to see if he knows anything from when they did the install...or who did it so I can call and ask them WTF it is.
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    It looks lower than the edge for the brick. Maybe they used it to contain the base?
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  6. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    is it one piece? i tore a patio out a few years ago, the edge restraint was just like that and the solder course was layed in between the 2 lips. not a clue who the installer/manufacturer was but the bricks were a pain to get out of the plastic

    on second look thats 2 pieces ignore me
  7. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    This is what I was thinking as well. I have seen this done by a DIY'er when we were doing the irrigation. He set a row of edging to contain each of the three 2" lifts of base with each lift set a good 12" or so out from the one above it. I told him it wasn't but he insisted it was what he saw done on tv. He was doing a 20x20 patio, extra 3 sets of edging, must have spent an extra $500 between the edging and spikes.
  8. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    That is one of the first restraint edging that came out, its called "pave edge". Its definitely the cadillac of restraint edging. The reasoning for the two though is beyond me.
  9. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    Wow so we all way over thought this one....

    The home owner had the driveway lifted and relay a few years back because it had settled and instead of adding new bricks to account for the wasted stones on cuts they just shrunk the driveway by 8" and didn't remove the old edger.
  10. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    so did you pull it out?

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