tell me what you think

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by M&S landscaping, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. M&S landscaping

    M&S landscaping LawnSite Member
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    hey guys. brand new to this site. i just finished this job start to finish. i did everything (minus the retaining wall in front yard). i know the walk looks dirty. they had not turned the water on at the time. took 340yds of loam at
    6" (give or take).

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  2. soopa

    soopa LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 135

    what's with the skinny row of cuts going through the center of the walk?

    dirt work looks top notch, is that topsoil on top of loam?
     
  3. M&S landscaping

    M&S landscaping LawnSite Member
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    yeah im not to happy with the skinny pavers, but the customer had me use his old pavers from a previous walk and those where all i had to work with unfortunately. haha. it is topsoil on the loam.
     
  4. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,369

    or you could have put your edging down AFTER you laid.


    Blame the customer for that too.
     
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,430

    I presume it's the customer's fault that I see no evidence of geo-textile fabric used?
     
  6. Shane472

    Shane472 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    Do some installers seriously use geo-textile on small walkways? I've only ever used it on driveways or large patios.
     
  7. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    Use it everywhere period! It's cheap insurance and show's your a professional.
     
  8. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,430

    Abso-fah-king-lutely. It's a must have.
     
  9. soopa

    soopa LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 135

    Yep. It's a relatively cheap addition that makes all the difference.

    Why would you use it on a patio and not a walkway? Walkway's receive greater repeated loads over smaller areas.
     
  10. Shane472

    Shane472 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    I've just never thought of using it on such a small job, but I get what you're saying. I've used it on patios just because of the traffic coming in and out of the house.
     

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