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Bluestone patios....

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by FIREMAN, Mar 28, 2001.

  1. FIREMAN

    FIREMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from n.j.
    Messages: 318

    I have two questions:
    1) does anyone use manufactured bluestone??
    2) base prep...similar to concrete pavers??

    I got some info from a supplier on the manufactured stuff and they say 1" compacted base and 1/2" sand laying bed. I have used regular bluestone and a base similar to concrete pavers though I must say the irregularities(thickness wise) in regular bluestone make it painful to work with.
     
  2. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    we have used the manufactured stones or slabs, that look similar to bluestone.

    They install just like pavers except for one thing. Do not run a plate compactor over the top to set them into the sand.

    Rex
     
  3. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,276

    I've never used that product, but I know that you should keep making the same kind of base as you do for other pavements.
     
  4. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    I haven't used this product, but I agree with Stonehenge. Use a substantial base that is well compacted.
     

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