Need your advice

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by tsimmons0615, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. tsimmons0615

    tsimmons0615 LawnSite Member
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    We are laying a paver patio around a pool. There is a green round valve box that is behind the swimming pool to cut the water on and off We are laying the pavers next to the cool decking so the valve is right in the middle of our patio It looks like crap to put back green round irrigation box around our nicely placed grey plaza stones pavers I was thinking about spraying the top black but that stand out to. Has anyone ever ran into this problem or do they made a valve cover that will look better there ! Thanks
     
  2. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can you make a new cover with a paver?
     
  3. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    Move the pipe/valve.
     
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Use a color that matches better
     
  5. Birchwood

    Birchwood LawnSite Member
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    x2 move it
     
  6. tsimmons0615

    tsimmons0615 LawnSite Member
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    It cant be moved have a house on one side and concrete on the other and the patio runs between and 40 ft on both sides
     
  7. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Ingnore it or replace the cap with something more pleaseing
     
  8. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    Lower it and have a piece of stone sit solid but removable on top of it.
     
  9. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    This is what is would do......, its been a week he must have this patio completed by now...
     
  10. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is what we do with our lights that mount under caps on block walls and I would try this. Take the color paver you would like the cover to be and crumble it into sand particles, rough up the cap with sandpaper, wire brush ect to get the "gloss" off, we use 5 minute epoxy but with a bigger cap like in your description i would use 15 or 30 minute...brush the epoxy onto the cap then sprinkle the paver dust onto the epoxy and let it dry. We don't do this with our under mount lights but you could then thin another batch of epoxy and "clearcoat" the cap. It might be better to try on a sample cap first to test the appearance.
    Good Luck...stuff like that on a job really "bumbs" me when I know it hurts the final look of the project,
    Steve
     

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