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Help installing granite steps

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by gil, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. gil

    gil LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    i am starting a new project next week. i have a set of 3 granite steps with a landing and another set of 3 more granite steps. I was thinking laying 3-4" of crushed stone and 2" of stone dust and on top of that the granite step. That this sound correct? i really need some advice.
    Thanks
     
  2. Residential Recreation

    Residential Recreation LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    sounds allright i use sand though make sure you slant your step just a little for drainage.
     
  3. gil

    gil LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    is it better to use sand instead of stone dust?
     
  4. Residential Recreation

    Residential Recreation LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    i really think you should use sand over stone dust in this application dust is used for porus paving systems i.e. ergo
     
  5. Paradise Landscapes

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 960

    Stone dust?

    I went to a vaersa-lok seminar last week and they mentioned to never use stone dust for anything, either walls or patios.

    I really enjoy this site although I haven't been here for a while. If you can, attend a seminar. You won't regret it! I laerned alot!
     
  6. gil

    gil LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    Thanks! I will try to attend to one of those seminars. Did they mentioned to used sand instead of stone dust. What was the reason for not using stone dust??
    Thanks again
     

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