Slate patio help

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by crevinalandscapingllc, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. crevinalandscapingllc

    crevinalandscapingllc LawnSite Member
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    Hi guys I need help in installling this type of slate style patio. If someone could tell me or start to explain on how to go about doing something along these lines. This will be on my own property as an experiment.
    Thanks Mark
     
  2. crevinalandscapingllc

    crevinalandscapingllc LawnSite Member
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    This is what we want it to look like

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  3. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    Are you familiar with installing pavers or anything? The process is the same,

    Excavate, Gravel, sand, Stone, Infill.

    And don't expect the stones to just fit together like a puzzle. Unlike when you were a kid with these puzzle pieces you are allowed to cut and chip to fit tightly.
     
  4. crevinalandscapingllc

    crevinalandscapingllc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    Okay the advise is much appreciated, if anyone has done a job similar to this before and could post pictures that would help.
     
  5. Greenboy24

    Greenboy24 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 297

    Like they said above, the process is basically the same as pavers until you get to the top. Every stone will need to be individually leveled and cut to fit. It is a lot more time consuming than pavers, but they look great when done correctly
     
  6. Birchwood

    Birchwood LawnSite Member
    Posts: 218

    You can back cut the stone with a saw or grinder and break it the rest of the way.
     
  7. crevinalandscapingllc

    crevinalandscapingllc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    Thanks guys! Still no pictures of anyones similar work?
     

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