Installing Cobblestone edging

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by nlminc, Jun 24, 2000.

  1. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
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    I was pricing a job for a customer for an edge along his driveway and a berm at the end. I figured $12.00 / ft. with mortor. What do you think? I will be using Belgium cobbles that run about 2.95 ea.<p>Chris
     
  2. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How many cobbles are needed to run one linear foot? Are you laying on top of the driveway surface or putting in your own base?<p>----------<br>Lanelle<br>
     
  3. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
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    Lanelle, We are going to use a Trench master to trench the line the Cobbles will be set in. Each Stone is 11&quot; long, so with mortor under and around them I would say about 1' per cobbles stone long.<p>thanks, Chris
     
  4. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is an item with some 'sizzle'---upscale market appeal-- so your pricing can be less competitive than for other products. If you are going to put in a base under the mortar--either a poured foundation or compacted crushed stone and then use a silicone-based mortar for joint to driveway to prevent separation and water problems, then that price should be fine. Just sell the quality of the install-features as well as aesthetics.<p>----------<br>Lanelle<br>
     

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