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Cobblestone Bid

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Phishook, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    Can some one give me a guestamate for how long it would take to lay a 103x4' side walk out of Dutch Cobblestone?

    Will have a Bobcat to take out the soil, and a compactor.
  2. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    60 man hours


  3. Steady Mowing

    Steady Mowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    serpentine or straight. do you have to make cuts for a border? straight with no or few cuts, will take an experienced crew of 3 two days, and beginners maybe 4 days.
  4. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    Very few cuts. 1 "L' shape 17x56, ana a 30' run connecting to it.

    Why so long? I was figuring about 20 hrs. Is thgis right?

    1. dig out a lavel base 4" deep, and square off area.
    2. Put a 2" base and tamp
    3. add 1'' sand
    4. Lay brick and edging
    5. Tamp brick
    6. sweep in sand
  5. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    If you are using a 60mm (2 3/8") paver you need to dig down
    7 1/2 inches from the final elevation of the top of the pavers.

    Then add 5 inches a 3/4 minus aggregate. That will compact down to around 4 inches.

    Next, screed out 1 inch of concrete sand.

    Lay pavers

    Do any cutting involved

    Install the edge restraint.

    Tamp the pavers with a mechanical plate compactor

    Sweep sand into the joints

    Compact one more time and sweep in all the joints.

    Clean up and get paid payup

    You should also consider using a geotextile under the aggregate to prevent migration into the soil.



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