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Minimum Radius For A Running Bond

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by White Gardens, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    So I'm doing a circle bed in the run of my paver sidewalk. Right now I have my radius staked out to be approximately 15 feet from both outside edges of the sidewalk.

    The last pic in this post is the circle bed.


    The inside bed will be approximately 9 feet in diameter as the sidewalk will be 3 feet wide.

    My question is, will I be able to curve a running bond with those dimensions, or am I going to run into problems with the gaps being too wide between the pavers if the radius is too tight.

    Thanks for everyone's help with the questions I've had regarding this project.

    Nick W.
  2. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    What size of brick are you thinking of using. Anything around 6" or 8" would work fine. Gaps should be no more than 1/2" or so.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    It's a 4 X 8 Whitacre clay paver.

    Thanks for the reply.
  4. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 585

    Check the max. joint width on the bag if you are using polysand, some types allow for wider joints than others.
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    I didn't think of that, thanks for the heads up.

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