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Equipment photos

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by etwman, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. etwman

    etwman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,511

    I have never understood why people insist on pouring concrete under pavers. To me its the dumbest thing. It goes against everything the industry states is right. If your base is right, compacted correctly, and pitched, you have nothing to worry about. Flex edge to secure the edges.
  2. klsgc

    klsgc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 299

    yeah, I hear what your saying, but on the other hand I have seen quite a few drives with wear patterns and depressions infront of the garage where the cars drive on the same spot 5-10 times a day. Would you go 6" of chips and dust, then an inch of sand, or skip the sand for the driveway?
  3. klsgc

    klsgc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 299

    btw, I cant vouch for the base used on the properties, so they may have skimped.
  4. NewHorizon's Land

    NewHorizon's Land LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    KLS, you need way more than 6" of base material for driveways. This could be part of the problem along with many other possibilities.
  5. etwman

    etwman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,511

    Its all in the base. I have 18" in front of the garage at my house and put 12-18" in most driveways that we do. Textile and checking overdig stabilization are a must.

    I've never understood skimping on base, its cheap insurance.
  6. TGM

    TGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 931

    just catching up on this thread that i haven't read in months. best quote/advice i've heard yet
  7. yardworks  inc.

    yardworks inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

  8. yardworks  inc.

    yardworks inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    sent a pm thanks for any info
  9. twward

    twward LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    I know it is a busy time of year, but are there any updates?
  10. etwman

    etwman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,511

    Here's a quick 5 shots of what all we have going on. Pretty busy which is why I haven't had time to update. All the equipment is updated with the new logos, literature is done, and were waiting on a few shirts. Changing over a logo is not a simple process.

    Real quick. First couple shots are of a 200 year old property were working on. We've been engaged to do the master plan of the whole property along with implementation. It will be completely refurbished with natural stone walls, pool, landscape, etc.. We've been working there for 2 months and anticipate being there for about 18 more. It has a ton of history to it and is a really neat property complete with an old mill, slaves quarters, and four dwellings.

    Second one is an upcoming project (the rendering illustrates one version of what we are proposing). It will have a kitchen, fireplace, structure. Materials are still being finalized.

    The third batch is a pool project we just finished up. We blocked up an outdoor fireplace and kitchen under the pavers with all the necessary utilities. This way we can lift the pavers at a later time and go right up with phase II.






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