our first walkway

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by mbs, May 30, 2004.

  1. mbs

    mbs LawnSite Member
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    these are some pics of our first walkway. took me and my partner a full week to complete. big thanks to this site lots of info and research.
     
  2. mbs

    mbs LawnSite Member
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    more pics..........................

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  3. mbs

    mbs LawnSite Member
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    more pics...................

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  4. mbs

    mbs LawnSite Member
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    custom semi-circle...........

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  5. mbs

    mbs LawnSite Member
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    more pics..............

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  6. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    Why the use of both sailor and soldier courses? ;)
     
  7. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks like you guys did a good job. Whenever we have a 1/2 gap or more between two pavers, in the field or soldier or sailor, we cut them. It gives you a more finished and professional look.

    Also, less chance of sand to wash out or weeds and grass to germinate.

    Peace,

    Rex

    our web site
     
  8. blafleur

    blafleur LawnSite Member
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    Beautiful design, obviously very labor intensive. Gotta show my ingnorance, though, what is soldier, sailor, and field. I dont do pavers.

    Bryan
     
  9. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I had not heard the term sailor course until just now.

    I believe that the sailor/soldier course is referring to the same thing, it just denotes how the pavers are laid in relation to the rest of the walk/patio. The field would be the majority of the pavers making up the surface. The soldier/sailor course is the perimeter pavers.

    The second to last set of pics shows this. The soldier course in that set would be the semi-circle of bricks surrounding the pattern at the base of the steps. All of the bricks are laid side-by-side, just like "soldiers". Now, in the curve of the walkways, the perimeter pavers are laid end-to-end, I believe those are what are being referred to as the sailors.

    If I'm wrong about the field or sailors, someone can correct me. I'm 99.9% certain I'm right about the soldiers though!:)


    Dan
     
  10. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dan,

    You are right about the soldier and the sailor. Back in the day we used to use the soldier 100% of the time. Now we use it about10% of the time. The sailor allows us to make most designs flow better. And, if you do have to cut them, remember we cut them if there is a 1/2 inch gap or more, it is easier and faster to cut the width then the length.

    Happy paving:)

    Peace,

    Rex

    our web site
     

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