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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by forestfireguy, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 601

    How do you lay pavers, standing or kneeling?

    Do you get wrist pain when doing pavers on your hands and knees?
  2. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    Always standing! Kneeling is slower and makes you lazy. You also have a better reach standing.

  3. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    I honestly find myself kneeling most of the time. But i am the boss and can do whatever i want. Anyways i pretty fast wheather kneeling or standing.
  4. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    Standing is quicker, safer and easier on your back. It seems everyone starts kneeling, and maybe as we get older we stand because it is easier to click and drop while someone is bringing you material.

  5. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Stand you lazy bast@rds! Stand! Stand! Stand! No matter how good your knee pads are you are doing damage to your knees. Being bent over for long periods is not bad for a back, especially when you are not heavy lifting. You can strengthen a back, but your knee caps were not meant to be open and crawled on. It is called "Nurses Knee" do a search on Google for it. If you are on your knee you are wasting time and wrecking your future walking ability.

    I am on a rant, I just lost a guy yesterday because he would not listen to me about standing, he was always on his knees. So I put a guy next to him standing and they laid pavers, the guys standing layed more than double. He quit, he thought that because the last 5 places he worked let him kneel I should too.................not on my dime.

  6. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Hey Chris - Seriously how do you lay pavers with your glasses on? Don't sweat drops get on them?

  7. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    if i haven't put down any in a while the muscles in my hands will be really sore from grabbing the pavers and holding them with a wide grip
  8. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    I try to stand as much as possible. When doing tedious cuts I tend to fnd myself on one knee. It's almost like breaking out of a bad habit. :)
  9. orionkf

    orionkf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    So does everybody set wall base while standing as well?
  10. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    No, i kneel.

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