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I get to put in a patio

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by sheshovel, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Here!In this tensie tiny spot.Wants a mountain ,natural feel and look to the patio..if it will be big enough to call it that..looks like I have some drainage issues to deal with on one side.These customers are big people!Any suggestions for a patio
    material here?Flag..she wants...pavers he wants
     
  2. topdog

    topdog LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 205

    anyway u can find two that are close? i have a patio/walk way to do soon, and the wife wanted pavers...hubby wants brick, so we are gonna do the patio in larger pavers.....the walk way we are gonna stagger pavers and bricks togther in a pattern....was the best comprimse i could come up with and they liked it. i seen some similiar in a landscaping magazine where they had used a lot of different size and style pavers, bricks, & stones. i went with two colors that the homeowner has picked out. for this one the husband has parkinson disease, so it has to be very even..due to sometimes he shuffles his feet. this way he won't trip on the uneven surface. not sure if this helps, but just a suggestion.
     
  3. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    flag in the center, pavers on the border??? appease both!
     
  4. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Posts: 1,579


    I'm not being my usual "smartazz" here.
    Studies have shown that the majority of time it is the Lady of the house that will make the decision on material and the Man will pay the bill.
     
  5. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    Kris, they had to do a "study" to figure that out?!?! :rolleyes:

    She, when you say "she" do you mean the wife, or you?
     
  6. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    Maybe this idea might fit your clients differing wants.

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  7. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,420

    Uni Lock has a new product called Yorkstone. This is a manmade product that in essence combines the look of flagstone with the straight edges/consistency of pavers.
    I am just finishing an estimate for some folks that requested irregular flag because they like the look of flag. When I met with them to go over product choices, and show our promotional materials, they were liked the Yorkstone a great deal. Heres the link.


    http://www.unilock.com/Product.asp?Product=156
     
  8. UNISCAPER

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,426

    You are not going to be able to get Unilock west of the Mississippi, I have tried for years and they feel their market is good where it's at. You can ship the product but then you are dancing around $16.00 per s.f. for materials.

    If they are looking for the feel of the mountains, irregular flagstone set on a concrete slab in a mortar bed is the way to go, but they are going to have $10.00 per sf for the concrete (small pour costs more) and another $27.00 per sf for irregular flag just to start the budget process.

    So, key Q here, what is their budget? If it's tight you might want to sell them stamped concrete, Palomino base color with chocolate release. When you wash off the release, the dark brown will accent the rich color of the Palomino and stick in the joints as well. It will appear as a drak moratred joint with dark accents in the stone. Seal it with Wet Look and you are off.
     
  9. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    Just FYI, you can get Unilock in Missouri. (west of the Mississippi! :clapping: )
     
  10. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,420

    We are west of the mighty Miss also, but i suspect bill is refering to a tad further west, like Ca.
    I didn't realize Uni Lock was that difficult to get out west Bill, to bad they produce some quality products IMHO, nice to work with as well.
     

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