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Job I didn't get

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by BradLewisLawnCare, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,078

    I never did understand not using a border of a full paver, either a soldier or sailor course. I can understand someone who is very inexperienced, but even thought the practices here are not up to par you can tell thphey have some experience. How anyone can leave the cut curve as the edge I can never understand
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    Look at my website. You'll see many a jobs with no border.
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  3. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    No border is getting quite popular with the larger stone available.
  4. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,078

    True with the larger stones, didn't really think of that. I don't think I have ever done a walkway/patio without some type of border.
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    Borders are nice for a clean contempory design. Usually the client is an accountant and likes square corners, straight lines.

    But if the setting is natural, rustic or supposed to have old world charm - then no borders. Mother nature doesn't deal in clean edges.
  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    Looks like one good downpour would have disasterous results.
  7. BradLewisLawnCare

    BradLewisLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    Should have seen this back yard with hurricane Irene. The foundation was flooded 1 foot below sills and this patio would have been under 2 feet of water from the wynantskill creek running 100 feet behind the patio.
  8. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645

    :laugh:I think I would typically install the retaining wall first.....THEN the patio.

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