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Looking for a new way to Drag

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by MJK, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 356

    Out in Michigan we call it Dragging, when doing pavers. What i have been doing is setting up lines for the pavers and then using a board set at paver height, i would level it using lines. I'm looking for a faster way to do this process. Anyone do something different?
     
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    are you referring to "Screeding"?
     
  3. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    1" O.D. metal pipe. Set them to the grade you need, screed across with a board. Pull them up, fill in the little trenches that are left and lay pavers...
     
  4. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 356

    I don't wanna sound dumb but i do you get the pole to the height and make sure it is level or has the slope you want? Thanks for all the help.
     
  5. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284


    We use a laser and many string lines. Then, use your longest straight edge (ours is 12') and check from points where you know the elevation is good to other points where you know the elevation is good as well.
     
  6. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 837

    We use 1" x 1/8 (or 3/16) flat bar laid down at either end, set with the laser then screed off these...the longer the screed the better.
     
  7. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    You don't have to check the pipes for the right grade when screeding the setting bed! The pipes are suppose to reflect the same exact grade as the base.

    Matt
     
  8. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 356

    Were did you guys learn this mathod?
     
  9. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,369


    we learn this mathod in micigan.:)



    forest.
     
  10. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    learned it when I did my Unilock patio around my inground pool.
     

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