need help

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by cutbetterthanyou, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    You have half bricks along the side, why? To be as wide as the steps? It can be a little wider
     
  2. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes to be the same with as the steps.I guess it could be a little wider. I dont really think it looks too bad cutting those i kindof wanted to stay the same as the steps. I just dont like the soilder course with the mitered corners. I just feel if i run them out straight it will look half a$$ too like i didnt care to take the time to make it look right.
     
  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Run em straight in the configuration that yields the biggest pieces
     
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    the corners need mitered correctly. really hard to explain via text, almost need a picture for you.

    It's a little late for me, bedtime here, maybe tomorrow night I can see if I have any upclose pics on my website or on my computer.
     
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Also, we usually only install borders on "outer perimeters". However there are exceptions.

    So like where the pavers meet the concrete slab - we would have no border, we would run the field right up to the concrete. Where the pavers meet asphalt or a foundation - we run the field right up to the asphalt or the foundation.

    With a small pavement, when you place a border around the entire paver area like you did - it gets too busy.


    This has a border all the way around
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    This one does not
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  6. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer LawnSite Member
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    Last picture- what's with the inside curve? Looks like the sidewalk narrows down around the shrub and then opens back up. Could you have moved the one shrub to make the sidewalk wider and continue full brick running bond all the way to the steps?
     
  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    you vanished



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  8. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I like those masonary pedestals dvs
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  9. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Another option for the border is to take your 4x8 and cut it in half and use 4x4 bricks. Not super recommended thats getting a pretty small paver running on the edge but it might work for the look your going for.
     
  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks!
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