Flipping Pavers

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Team-Green L&L, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We had a client demand that his tumbled pavers be installed upside down for less (high heel liability). "I don't know either..." Anyway, we did and later finished the ICPI course. Now I am a little weary of that procedure.

    Should I worry about failure simply because of the flipping of the paver and the beveled side being down?

    deck and patio before.jpg

    deck and patio after.jpg

    deck and patio after 2.jpg
     
  2. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I did ask this question at the ICPI course and was told that the beveled edge's purpose was to prevent the edges from crumbling. Are there any more functions of that bevel that I should be aware of?
     
  3. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why didn't he just get non-tumbled pavers? Probably would have been cheaper, and would have saved him paying you to flip it all.

    The beveled edge certainly helps from breaking/cracking off edges, but it is mostly asthetic.
     
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes the pavers CAN be flipped.

    Not-a big deal!
     
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    opps


    wrong thread
     
  6. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This was one of our earlier jobs, before we knew how to present a paver proposal, so we simply suggested tumbled due to the 1910 architecture of the home. He quickly glanced at the paver sample and said "that's fine. Do that..."

    Needless to say, once we had already started laying, he comes up with this (high-heel) liability stuff. The craziest thing is that he's a man without a wife. Either he's the world's best risk analyst or simply crazy!
     
  7. STONE SCAPES

    STONE SCAPES LawnSite Member
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    simply crazy
     
  8. ADVANCED LAWNCARE LLC.

    ADVANCED LAWNCARE LLC. LawnSite Member
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    Team green, would you say the icpi class is worth it. I just signed up, with little experience dealing with pavers. However i would like to get into it.
     
  9. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We did very little paver work until last year and found ourselves beating our margins into the ground with return visits. I am 150% confident now in my abilities to produce a paver product I can guarantee for 5 years. Again, we have been doing pavers for a couple years though.

    I would recommend the course to anyone pursuing a profit from paver installation.
     
  10. excalibur

    excalibur LawnSite Member
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    Maybe the guy has an ...ahem... hobby. ;)
     

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