Geotextile use question

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by alldayrj, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Anyone have a manufacturer to look for or a supplier on LI?
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  2. clipfert

    clipfert LawnSite Member
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    You want to look for Mirafi 500X or US Fabrics US200 Geotextile fabric.
    12.5' X 432' Roll Weight 210 lbs.
    Just bought a full roll last month $ 300.00 + tax
    Like everyone says its cheap insurance. Use it.
     
  3. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    The same here, we dig 24" at garage entry, extend sides 1', compact base and place geotex. We put in half base of 2" minus then 3/4" ga after. Sand for levelling, not dust.
    Too bad our climate wasn't like the south we could do three driveways with all the base we put in!
     
  4. custom patios

    custom patios LawnSite Member
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    dont you look back now at pics 3 and 4 and ask yourself why the hell you put concrete pavers on top of all that? You did all that nice brick work, selected a nice bluestone tread stock, and then smoked a fatty and forgot where you left off.
    that little job could have had a very clean, classic look had you only wet laid that walk with the brick. You could have done it in less time too. just my opinion, but you got too much material change going on and no unity. youll have more problems with what you did down the road, than if you had stayed within the box.
     
  5. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is part of the reason you guys in Canada put the large rock and so deep for drainage codes in Canada? Are there some places you can only build with permeable pavers?
     
  6. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not any code, just from experience we know what it takes to keep the pavement intact. Permeable pavers are becoming more popular, I remember quoting one job a few years back where there was buildings all around the driveway and really nowhere for the water to go, permeable pavement there was ideal. I sold the customer on the product but another contractor ended up with the work
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  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Taking that fatty comment with a gain of salt, however the homeowner wanted those specific pavers. Not really what this thread is about so i would like your opinion on the geotex
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  8. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Winners use geo-textile fabric.

    Losers don't use geo-textile fabric.

    So, do you wanna be like me, a winner, or do you wanna be like the 643 other patio guys on Long Island?

    Find a building supplier in your area. Google works wonders for locating stuff.

    End of story. Now go make money.




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  9. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    if you cant find a supplier for geo-textile fabric - try calling some of the manufacturers and ask them to help you find a supplier near you.



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  10. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Get it. Got it. Good. Been selling concrete, this time of year there arent many calls for pavers. I'll get on google later, im famiar with it, just havent had time during business hrs to make calls
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