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accomplishing a tight flagstone walkway

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JasonPC, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. JasonPC

    JasonPC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Ok, so I give up. I do lots of paver walkways & patios and am newer at flagstone. I did a flag walk but I couldn't get the pieces all that tight even using my large diamond saw. How do you guys get it so your walkways almost look like a jigsaw puzzle they're so tight? Help! Thanks...

  2. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    Just dig down about 3-4 inches lay about a inch of all purpose sand down and put the stone in using the ground around to keep them tight.
  3. JasonPC

    JasonPC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    That's not quite what I meant. But of course thank you for the reply. The walkway is rock solid. What I mean is, I'm having trouble getting it so that the flagstones don't look like they have any space between them.

  4. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    Use large pieces of stone. Lay them down and break them with a sledge. Then separate the pieces just a little.
  5. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    Find a stone that fits close to the space that you want to fill. Overlap the new piece and mark the stone that is already laid. Cut that stone, then fit in the new piece. ... just one way, it might work for you, it did for me.
  6. capital

    capital LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    we do flagstone patios cut to fit. As AGLA said we actually find large sections then begin marking them for every cut. IE every side of the flag stone is cut using a chop saw. If the flagston has three sides it is cut three times. If more than three sides each angle is marked an cut. After we are done with the patio the clients are amassed that the cuts are actually smaller in width than a concrete side walk opening.
  7. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
    from u s a
    Messages: 457

    Like this ? Just fit it together kie a puzzle , sweep in stone dust in the cracks

  8. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 833

    Nice one Lawn Tek. That looks like that house was build ON a quary.

    I agree for a natural look it IS a puzzle. I've gone through a whole stack looking for the right fit. I also lay them all out if possible. The nice fit is not a quick job. Cutting sure is quicker but with hard straight edges....
  9. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    Lawntek that looks great. very nice work. I did a walk last year sorta like that. Got the rocks out of creekbeds.

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