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Space between driveway and paver sidewalk

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JML, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    hello, i have a job i am bidding on where we are going to install a paver sidewalk right next to a asphalt driveway. The customer doesn't want any gap in between the two. What do some of you guys do when you come across a problem like this.


  2. PAPS

    PAPS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 404

    if i understand you correctly, your installing a walkway that will meet up to a driveway, and the customer doesn't want and un even transition? In that case you have a few options...
    1. use a little asphalt patch to fill in the void and make a smooth transition...
    2. cut the asphalt with a demo-saw so it is perfectly smooth and straight, that way the pavers will fit smoothly against the asphalt.
    3. tell the homeowner to re-pave his driveway !!!
  3. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    I vote for #2. The demo saw will make a nice edge to pave up to.
  4. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    We've done both #1 and #2 with success.

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    Yeah , I agree with the demo saw to make the nice clean edge on the asphault drive and then but the pavers up against it...Might be a nice upsell to try to get them for the paver lights too, be great addition along the driveway for safty and visibility...
  6. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    Use the demo saw. If the pavement isn't quite flat and has undulations you can add or remove a little of the base under the asphalt to make a smooth transition to the pavers
  7. diginahole

    diginahole LawnSite Member
    Posts: 249

    I gotta go with the saw cut, I avoid cold patch whenever possible.
  8. Bill Weaver

    Bill Weaver LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 1

    Saw cut for sure
  9. site

    site LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    Saw cut whenever possible. On the right walkway jobs we sometimes cut an intentional curve 6" into the asphalt at its deepest point, then lay the soldier course in a fan pattern to meet the curve.

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