Paver patio tear out base material removal

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by silverado212, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. silverado212

    silverado212 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am bidding on a tear out and re-install of new pavers. New install is not an issue, what is an issue is this would be my first removal of existing pavers and base material. My question is what to do with the base sand and gravel?
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  2. big daddy b

    big daddy b LawnSite Member
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    Dispose of it?
    Unless its still useable and you can reinstall it, I wouldn't do that usually but you can.
     
  3. OneLineAtATime

    OneLineAtATime LawnSite Member
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    We do a lot of them, remove the sand and add 9's
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  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well you could package it and set up a road side stand and try to sell it, tell people it's soil from the planet Mars


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  5. OneLineAtATime

    OneLineAtATime LawnSite Member
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  6. silverado212

    silverado212 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I like the mars rock idea. Haha Actually I was trying to ask are there places that would allow you to dump it. I don't have room for that much material on my property.
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  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes there are. Feel free to bring it to my place in MD anytime you like!



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    Best thing to do is find a land owner that will allow you to dump clean fill at no charge. I have run ads on craigslist announcing that I am looking for long term dump sites scattered throughout the area, this way I have a dump site on all corners of the county.

    Or, if you're in a metropolitian area, there are probably places that will let you dump for a fee. In the DC area, if you have soil, concrete, block, brick, etc to get rid of - there is a 98% chance the only way you're gettin rid of it is to take it somewhere and pay them to dump.


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