First Paver Job

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

  1. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
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    We removed 15 yards of debris to install 2000 sqft of pavers.
     
  2. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
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    If you don't mind me asking what did you get?
     
  3. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
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    This was my partners back yard. We did get prices though before we started. They ranged from $25,000-$32,000. That didn't incled materials or the drainage we put in.
     
  4. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bet if any of those other guys new that the patio was so thick and reinforced their prices would have been even higher.
     
  5. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not nearly enough!

    Chris
     
  6. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    In what ways? Around here a lot use 4" for base, personally I like 6" and its all dependent on what you are digging in. Then your 1" bed of sand. Then your pavers.

    Look into an ICPI class.........that will be the last time you use stone dust. Your process and result look okay but you do need to change the material. No more stone dust, ever! That patio will be failing soon. Use sub-base or 21A or CR16 or whatever it's called in your area.

    Just get your base correct and you'll be set.
     
  7. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was saying that the price would have been higher because the concrete that we removed was thick and heavily reenforced. There were parts that were 12' thick.
     
  8. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    been there done that.........don't you just love those jobs? haha:hammerhead:
     
  9. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    That site should have been excavated 8-10" down, and no dust should have been used. With our winters that will be settling very shortly and you will have a nice wave look to it for sure.
     

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