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continuing caps

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by bigviclbi, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 900

    Has anyone ever laid down caps on sand like pavers? The homeowner wants to keep the border of a raised patio consistent on all four sides, the border that butts the house will not have a wall but can I lay down the caps? I think so but give me reasons if I am wrong.Thanks.
  2. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    Yes we've done it with no problem. We just knocked off the lip in the back and set them in. I'm not sure if there are issues with doing it but the job we did it on has been in for quite a few years and have been fine.
    Good luck
  3. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    only thing i can think of would be the strength of the caps...i wouldnt run the tamper over them.
  4. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    I would agree with Kris. I hadn't considered the compactor but I do know where some of our walls were subject to salt residue from the main roads being plowed caps litterally crumbled after a period of 2-3 years. So yes, be very careful of your compactor
  5. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Yes I did my patio with hanover garden wall caps. Verry Verry nice. I get nothing but compliments on it.

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