TomG's Photos

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by TomG, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
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    First: more compacting of the 1.5in stone

    Second: the drainage pipe we put at the bottom of the excavation. This pipe is about 6" above the bottom of the sub-base. It is an over flow pipe. It is pvc and has holes on the top of the pipe and is solid on the bottom so water will flow out of it if it can not be ex-filtrated through the soil. The picture only shows the extension piece that it is not perforated.

    Third: Screeding the 3/4in stone

    Fourth: screeding the 3/8in beading layer stone

    Fifth: laying the pavers. And look at that! String line is being used, wait... make that three!!!!:)

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  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    What was the moisture content of the soil that day?
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  3. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
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    And here is the finished product. First three pictures are of the driveway, wall and the new level front yard. Last two are of the walkway and granite steps that go through a stone wall. That's all the pictures, hopefully I did a good job explaining it all. Comment away!

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  4. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
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    These are Genest pavers, I believe they are called "Eco Paver". For the drive it was 2.5ft of excavation. 2" of 3/8" beading stone, 6' of 3/4" stone and the rest was 1.5" stone.

    For the patio it was 1.5' of excavation. 2" of 3/8" beading stone, 4" of 3/4" stone and the rest was 1.5" stone.
     
  5. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
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    I couldn't tell you exactly, but it was fairly dry. I feel like this is a question to set up another question though. haha

    And i got ya on the photography thing, I miss understood what you were saying.:)
     
  6. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Tom how long did this job take start to finish?
     
  7. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
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    when i grow up, i wanna be a silver member :weightlifter: :)
     
  8. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
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    my guys would get a kick out of the screed tool...... how well do they work? it seems like there wouldn't be enough down pressure?

    being a mud slinging company (primarily) we pull screeds on "pads" the same as we pour concrete.
     
  9. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
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    Oh boy, your really testing my memory. :) But I think it was about a week. I know I did all the excavation in one day, and then I was at the job off and on, so I think a week and a few days is a fair estimate.
     
  10. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
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    They work awesome, they make the screening of sand and 3/8" stone go sooo much faster. We actually use it to grade and smooth off the 3/4" process gravel base under pavers also.

    It can be a little hard to get down force at first but once you get some material in the screed there is enough weight to to get good down force and really level things off.
     

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