Paver walk

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by alternative, May 30, 2007.

  1. alternative

    alternative LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a walk that has a wide radius ( sort of like an S ) The walk is 3' wide.
    Should I run straight or follow the radius and have cuts inside? Any pics of a winding walkway?
    Thanks
     
  2. MILSINC

    MILSINC LawnSite Member
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    i think it depends on the paver, and how it would look either way.. lay it out and see what you think both ways..
    by 'run straight', i think you mean keeping the pattern going in the same direction, rather than laying the pavers with the curve..
    If that is the case, that's the way I always do it. BUT, it may depend again on the paver itself.
     
  3. alternative

    alternative LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah, its Oaks Colonade mix (tumbled) the walk is drastically like an S shape. This one is tricky,,which would look better? JUST have to try
     
  4. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
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    I personally don't like serpentine walkways so I would run the pattern straight.
     
  5. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    Three fee wide, I would be using a running bond pattern. Save yourself the cutting and the extra brick by going with this pattern.
     
  6. alternative

    alternative LawnSite Senior Member
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    there will still be cutting if i use a soldier coarse.
     
  7. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    A running bond pattern is exactly that. It follows the soldier course.
     
  8. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just do a sailor course.
     
  9. alternative

    alternative LawnSite Senior Member
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    Whats that?
     
  10. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    Bricks running sideways = soldier course
    Bricks running lenghtways = sailer course.
     

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