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Paver walkway with 90deg bend?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,210

    as the title states, Im doing a walkway with 6x6" and 6x9" alternating patterns and i want to "bend" the whole pattern around the 90deg bend. Even when i look at other companies work, theyre always just all blocked out the same direction no matter how many bends and turns there are in the walkway. Anyone have a good picture of the proper, professional way to do it?
  2. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    I dont know if this is what your looking for but I find that running the inside of the corner first, then run out toward the the outside corner and run the length at the same time gets you a nice smooth flow.

  3. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    heres another look from the long way

  4. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,066

    We usually pull a string line outward from a fixed stake to get an even radius. It will give you the same inside curve as for the outside curve.

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  5. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,210

    thanks richall...

    I know companies sell kits on pallets that are specific for bends and similar to your picture you have above, theyre different sizes. My problem i think is mainly how im trying to turn the block, that is perfectly square and rectangular and at the same time not leave any gaps lol.

    Im just going to have to cut some into the outter edge of a "W" shape instead of 6x6" squares, this ones for my own house and i figured i can try something different, only i got hung up a few hours into the job already:dizzy:
  6. Humble Earth Mover

    Humble Earth Mover LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    NOOOO....don't turn your pavers with the bend unless you are doing a running bond pattern! Lay them like the bend doesn't exist. Stay square. Sounds like you are doing an "I" pattern...the whole pattern will stay the same as you come around the turn. Overlay the whole thing, then cut in the border. Use a speed square and string line to keep straight and square. See the pics.....they are herringbone patterns, but it's the same principle.

    BTW - What do you mean by cut something "W" shaped? Are you trying to fill the gaps left by turning the pavers off square? Can you post a pic?


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  7. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    Ram, thats no kit, thats all me and dont get me wrong I also agree with Humble as I have done plenty like that also, I guess it just depends on the material, the customer needs and wants, the pattern and your skill level. Take your time and Im sure youll work it out.

  8. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    those are some pretty crooked bond lines....
  9. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    .....and the radii are real choppy!

  10. Woodland

    Woodland LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 207

    Might look odd with small pavers in a pattern, but here is what I did with some 16" slabs.

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