seriously.

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Hardscaping, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    I dont think you're getting my point.



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  2. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Please explain, i guess i don't understand.

    I am assuming you mean that i shouldn't sell them something they don't want, but don't under or over sell it. When trying to over sell to be very carefull in how i do it.
     
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    80 grand? I say your on crack! And why 24" base???? Isnt 6" under pavers the standard, 8" total excavation?
     
  4. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    You honestly have never installed a driveway right?

    12 inch min base for driveway here.
     
  5. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    Okay then 24 is double then what is neccessary. Are you dealing with horrible drainage or what?

    No I havent done a drive. I wouldnt take on a job that size. Im still puzzled by 80k however.
     
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have seen the minimum base specs for vehicular use at 8-inches.

    We do ours at 12-inches. The x-tra 4-inches is cheap insurance, reeducing the need for a callback.
     
  7. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    The 24 inches is my insurance. much better base means that i will not be going back there, my last driveway was 30 inches deep. the customer understands the extra charge is worth it.
     
  8. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    i fully understand the clay issues. 24-30 inches sounds quite extreme. And at those depths I would have an engineer come in and do soil tests and spec the base installation.


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  9. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    thats why your so far out right there! Thats a ton of aggregate. A ton of spreading/compacting work, trucking in, trucking out....and all for work that isnt necessary.
     
  10. OutdoorCreations

    OutdoorCreations LawnSite Member
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    I have to agree. 10- 12" is pretty standard. I could see maybe doing 15" in troublesome spots, but 24" no way.
     

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