First Flagstone Patio

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mpickel, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. mpickel

    mpickel LawnSite Member
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    I see mostly pavers in this thread, but this is the before and after of the first flagstone patio we did.

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  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    I'm using a 2" screen but looks like irregular and wet lay. What was your previous experience? Any other pics.....close?

    I'm all about stone work.
     
  3. mpickel

    mpickel LawnSite Member
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    Mostly just using austin creme on landscape borders and a few mailboxes. It was wet lay. They already had a pad that was still in great shape and the house is probably 30-40 years old. They wanted the more rustic appearance of the irregular.

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  4. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    Looks nice.
    How thick was the stone?
     
  5. SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
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    it looks nice. I would have poped a chalk line and cut the edges smooth. I don't care for the irregular look on the edges.
     
  6. mpickel

    mpickel LawnSite Member
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    It was 1" on a concrete pad.
     
  7. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Keep up the good work nice job:drinkup:
     
  8. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    The only negative with the jagged edges and the thin stone is no support under edges.They are easily broke.
    I like the Jagged edges myself an dreally like the whole job.

    Most guys here are using 1 " and smaller and putting very little mortar under it.Poor quality.
    They are veneering for about 7 bucks a sq/ft materials included so what do you expect.
    Hard to sale Veneer jobs.
     
  9. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    For a little touch of class you can border with 12"x12"......depends what the customer is looking for. Often a different material also. Are some of those stones that white looking? Looks like you used a sponge......good job. I see a lot of people not using them and the joints are all messy.
     
  10. Dexter Church

    Dexter Church LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    Nice work, i also agree with SGS

    Dexter
     

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