last couple of weeks...

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by tturbonegro, May 12, 2010.

  1. tturbonegro

    tturbonegro LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 97

    Thanks...company has been in business for 20+ yrs...I've been around for around 5..

    The forms are a bend board..we use these for form everything unless straight..

    Yes..no leveling base...pitch and heights are established with the 4" concrete base...pl on edge
    Thats about as far in detail I wanna go with techniques right now, ha...

    Not sure on the boots...they're not mine but everyone knows to kick em off and put your clean sneaks on if you gonna walk on the pavers

    Yes the octo is dated...it was what they wanted and turned out nice...it fit the house and neighborhood as well..

    Yes flowers may have looked great but it's not what they wanted....they own funeral homes and probably see enough flowers and could have had them if that's what they desired...
    Also we are not landscapers...we don't do any cutting, planting, clean ups, etc....we are concrete and stone guys..the fence guys and landscapers come in and clean up after us....most we usually provide is some stone and a rough grade...it's hard to even recomend a local reliable landscaper to any customer so we usually levee it up to them..

    pic above..I like the use of the two doors Into one grand step...but what's with the very bottom step? It appears all other steps are 5-6" and the bottom one is 3"?
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  2. Juan if by land

    Juan if by land LawnSite Member
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    I for one,like your thinkin.
    But,what self respecting mason turns in his trowel for a caul gun? ,doesn't have the same mystique.
    I must say,it takes some balls to go with that system and hope for the best,but if it stands up,it stands up.
    What is your call back rate on the PL,and how long have you had it in the field?
     
  3. tturbonegro

    tturbonegro LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 97

    we never set them on stone to begin with...always on concrete....jobs I've done 5yrs ago look great...jobs company has done on concrete 5+ yrs ago look great as well....
    We use the trowels to finish the concrete...so no shying away from the tools or hard work...
    The only call backs for a pl'd edge have been from a landscaper constantly banging up and down them with a machine or something like that....it's $100 a case and we don't cheese out on it.
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  4. Juan if by land

    Juan if by land LawnSite Member
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    What kind of adhesive are you using and do you lay it on thick enough to bed it fully?
     
  5. Moneypit

    Moneypit LawnSite Member
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    I have been installing with the same technique for around 7 years. I wish it was always in the budget to do installs this way. I just revisited a job I did at least 6 years ago and it looks like the day it was laid.
    tturbo: have you tried using polymetric sand when installing over slab? If so, did you have any bad side effects?
     
  6. tturbonegro

    tturbonegro LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 97

    no poly sand under pavers...always sweep poly sand at the send in the joints... sorry..is that what your asking?

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    new one today, no pix yet..
     
  7. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nice work!
     
  8. Moneypit

    Moneypit LawnSite Member
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    Sorry, the way I worded my question was confusing. I did not mean poly under the pavers (that would be odd). I meant in the joints when intalling directly over a slab. Manufacture says not to do it. I have never tried it. I was wondering if you ever had problems with it.
    Thanks.
     
  9. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    In a trade magazine Alliance is introducing a concrete overlay poly sand. Anyone have any experience with this sand yet?
     
  10. tturbonegro

    tturbonegro LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 97

    Thanks
    Yes all jobs are swept with poly...no problems at all
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