Natural Stone

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Captains Landscape, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    6' Granite steps (rock face) 6'x3' landings. Thermal gray stone 4 sizes.

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  2. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    dose that stone all ready come cut like that our are you cutting each one? do you compact your sand then lay stone or do you run a compactor over the stone after your done? and if you dont mind saying whats ajob like that run? my guess would bo about 8k-10k
     
  4. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    As does thermal bluestone this stone comes in set dimensions. 12x18, 24x24, 24x18, 12x12. There are variances in thickness. My plan is to use a lawn roller and series of blankets to set the stone deeper in the bedding sand. It will be necessary to hand level some stone in the end. The stone is way to fragile to use the compactor or even deadblow. 15-20k, existing sub soil is all clay:dizzy:
     
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    thanks for the info! wow was i off on that price!!
     
  6. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
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    Price sounds fair. I like your work, we're much alike. Does the flagstone meet flush with the first tread? I'm just wondering with slope is there going o be 1" above on one side or not.

    How do the spacers work out for you? Its a good idea but stone isn't ever consistant. I measure each stone as installed and space or cut accordingly to get things lined up right.
     
  7. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    I hope you dug down to the frost line for that fire pit and poured a footing!!

    Work looks good except for that trip stair!
     
  8. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Both of The first steps should be about 1/2" above patio grade. I wanted it flush, but slope superseded that.
    My supplier will take back any stone that is out of true or cracked, this stone seems very consistent. The spacers work great (3/8") for $6 I wouldn't do it with out em.
     
  9. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    mrusk, no I didn't pour a 5' footing for a fire pit, sorry. It has rebar all around at 1' deep. For the granite concrete slabs on the other hand, they are drilled to the foundation along with 5' sauna tube footings.
     
  10. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks nice but why have the first step at all?
     

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