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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Dec 10, 2008.
That the porta potty pumper truck will have to drive on the new driveway? That stinks!
How deep is the base, and how was it compacted? That had to be many,many loads of base material.
base is over 18" and was compacted with a 14 ton roller.
Is it the steepness of the drive and the performance of the joint sand?
18" base....well it shouldn't be going anywhere. Did you get Proctor on it? How is the soil up there...must be solid clay for an 18" base.
i'd be concerned about that water coming down that hill.
That looks like one fun job, I've never seen such a large paver drive on such a grade. Must have been fun lol.
I'd be concerned with the water and the corners....with a hill like that I'd think that when a car is constantly stopping and accelerating at a particular point it may apply extra pressure to those areas??????Not sure if this is remotely right, just the second thing that popped into my head.
The lateral pressure from braking may affect the pavers. I've never seen any info that I can remember that would cover this. Specificaly the bottom curve.
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Water isn't a big issue, as there is a swale that catches the water before it gets to the pavers, and the water that falls from the sky onto the pavers is directed off the pavers as we have a crwon on the driveway, along with special grading at the motorcourt.
Yes, the braking will apply pressure to the pavers! And I was expecting to be bombbarded with LawnSites EXPERTS pointing this out when I posted the pic.
I believe the driveway should have a concrete curbing with 32" footers at that bottom curve. But the homeowner elected not to do it due to current financial constraints. Paperwork reflects accordingly.
Very interesting point. Never even though of that.