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cutting pavers for patio

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by frdm12, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. frdm12

    frdm12 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    I'm building a patio with unilock tumbled pavers. Its 12x14 and the top end will be curved. When it comes to cutting the curve, what is best?

    1) use a tile saw and cut before laid down

    2) lay the curve long, cut the curve with a cutoff saw, then add the border. If i choose this option, do I compact the pavers and then cut so they're held in place, or cut prior to compacting?
  2. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    A way would be to layout the entire field, slightly beyond your intended curve. Mark your curve on the laid out pavers. If you are good with a cutoff saw, cutting in place can be quicker and leave a cleaner line, if you are very good with a cutoff saw. If you doubt the cutoff saw, remove the excess field pavers and cut each marked paver on a table saw, usually something a little more heavy duty than a tile saw, but that may work. Replace each cut paver as you cut them and adjust if necessary. Now you can cut and lay in your border course, likely marking and cutting as you go. Once the border and edging are installed, compact and sand and compact again.


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