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Are You Using A Pad Under The Compactor?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Nullqwerty, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Nullqwerty

    Nullqwerty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Hey folks,

    When dealing with flat tumbled stones like Brussels Block do you find yourself still using a pad under the compactor (in the final stages) to prevent chipping and scuffing the stone? Obviously with some stones it's necessary, but how about with these type? I'm just thinking that if any stone is 1/8" higher than one next to it, does it run the risk of getting chipped or damaged?

  2. Crash

    Crash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    We use Brussels all the time and NEVER use a pad under our gas tamper. They very rarely chip, sometimes you'll get a corner chip after tamping for awhile but it never breaks a brick completely.
  3. Nullqwerty

    Nullqwerty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Awesome. Thanks!

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