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First Paver Job

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by ACutAbovesiny, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    This was my first experience with pavers. I put in an excelent drainage system too but dont have pics...sorry.

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  2. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,176

    Looks o.k so far! How 'bout some pics of the pavers though!
     
  3. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Here are some afters

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  4. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    All thats left now is to add sand to fill some cracks. What do you guys think.
    I feel so stupid that I dont have pics of the drainage. Next time I will be sure to get them. I have more pics of the job if your interested in seeing the progress by day.
     
  5. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 843

    Looks very good.:clapping: :clapping: How long did it take you/ start to finish? How many workers did you have?
     
  6. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    What did you use for your base?
     
  7. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Looks very good. How long did it take you/ start to finish? How many workers did you have?


    It took about 65 hours. We used 4 guys for the demo (mind you that some areas were 12 in thick concrete w/ 1/4in rebar...that patio was built to last). Me and my partner installed:weightlifter:.
     
  8. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Didnt use concrete...no cars or heavy equipment. Rock and stone dust.
     
  9. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    How much rock and what size? Didn't seem like you dug much out from the before pics.
     
  10. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    We leveled everything to be an even 7" down. Put 2" of the stone shown in these pics and 2" of stone dust. Pavers were 3".

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