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how does edging NOT affect compaction?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, May 6, 2009.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    when the edging goes underneath the edge of the pavers and you do your final compaction over the paver's wouldn't the edging affect the compaction of the pavers at the edge resulting in a slightly U shaped sidewalk?
     
  2. BOEpavers

    BOEpavers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    Rember - the edge restraint sits on the base, not on the sand, so if you use Pave Edge or another lipped restraint you would have base, edge restraint lip, sand, paver. Compaction would not be affected.
     
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    forgot that, thanks.
     
  4. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,066

    You don't put the paver edge under the pavers. You'll crack the pavers when tamping, or they'll definitely be on a angle, and water won't run off.
     
  5. soopa

    soopa LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 135

    Some brands have a a retention lip that goes under the paver. PaveEdge for instance. It works well and the pavers don't crack or sit at an angle.

    If your bedding layer is at least 1" of C-33 Sand then you have lots of room as the sand usually only compacts 3/8-1/2".
     

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