FIRST Hardscape Project

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by slamjamrockinman, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. slamjamrockinman

    slamjamrockinman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hi everyone,
    I haven't been on here much lately(really busy), but just wanted to show everyone my latest project. Biggest install yet: Paver Patio, Wall on outside edge, chilton edging all the way around the house, tore out a bunch of shrubs including 8 arborvite about as tall as the house:hammerhead: Wish I would have snapped a few before pictures. I will get more pictures soon. Not quite done yet, still have a small amount of sod left but overall I was very happy with the way it turned out and the customers are extremely happy. Going back in the spring to do some plantings. Keep in mind I am 17, never laid a paver before, never ran a bobcat, basically I didn't have a whole lot of experience starting the job. Questions/comments/concerns are much appreciated. Thanks for looking.
    -Peter

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    Last edited: Oct 25, 2010
  2. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
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    looks really good. post more pics!
     
  3. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hey man it looks great.for being 17 im 16.i would never think of a kid around my age doing a job like this.great job man.and good for you a thumbs up to you:clapping:
     
  4. KE-llc

    KE-llc LawnSite Senior Member
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    um why the hell are you running a compactor over the pavers?!?!?!
     
  5. GunnPropertyServices

    GunnPropertyServices LawnSite Senior Member
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    looks good but the fire pit looks to small and to low
     
  6. slamjamrockinman

    slamjamrockinman LawnSite Senior Member
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    My supplier and the manufacturer reccomended it as well as a few other landscapers to set the pavers in the sand and work the sand into the joints. Seemed like standard procedure but I could be wrong? And it seemed to do a great job..
     
  7. slamjamrockinman

    slamjamrockinman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats how the customer wanted it. The pit is 36" wide, they only sold one ring that was bigger and the guy wanted plenty of room on the patio.
     
  8. KE-llc

    KE-llc LawnSite Senior Member
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    you don't run the compactor directly on the pavers, unless you want to f@ck em all up and replace em for free.
     
  9. streetscrapin16

    streetscrapin16 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use a compactor every time to set the pavers in the sand.
     
  10. slamjamrockinman

    slamjamrockinman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes I have heard of people using plywood and what not. It didn't do any damage at all, no scratches or nothing.
     

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