Pavers next to a pond

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by cleancutccl, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have a customer that wants pavers put up next to their pond. Pond is surrounded by limestone rock, just laid on top, not mortared. What would be some good tips for doing a restraint next to the pond? I was thinking pull the rocks up around the pond and do a couple pavers underneath the edge of the liner. Then I would just use a plastic edge restraint and lay the limestone rocks right over the top.
     
  2. chriscampbell

    chriscampbell LawnSite Member
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    i would suggest a small planting bed, if your base is 8inches deep then you need to go 8 inches out rule of thumb. you can talk to an engineer to see if you maybe could put in a concrete form to handel the load.
     
  3. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    cleancut - Here is one we did (This ones for you Drafto). I like to keep a small buffer area and place some flagstone to stand on. I think it is pretty unsafe and impractical to have the water right on the patio edge. (although I think it looks great!)

    Chris
     
  4. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
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    that looks like the easiest way, just to leave a buffer zone.
     

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