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First customer hardscape

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by brichter14, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. brichter14

    brichter14 LawnSite Senior Member
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    You are right! I used landscape fabric under the road pack. What are the advantages of geo-textile?
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Aids in preventing the aggregate base from intermixing with the ground soil.
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  3. brichter14

    brichter14 LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. E-mans Hardscapes

    E-mans Hardscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    The polymeric sand is way too high in the joints. Sweep it down so you see the bevel of the paver. Also I would try and stick with commercial grade lawn edging. I realize it's your first paver install for a customer but make sure the quality is there. I would never bad mouth you or try to bring you down because I know the effort you probably put in to get it done. So props to you and it's only the tip of the iceberg. I was self taught, it takes lots and lots of drive and determination to keep going. Good luck.
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  5. brichter14

    brichter14 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hmm the sand is already set. Guess ill chalk that one up to learning experience. I swept it a lot and even used my leaf blower on it but I'll do a better job next time.

    Customers are really happy with it so far so that's most important.

    That edging was actually labeled contractor quality. Honestly first time I have ever used it. I have always had customers want bullet edgers or something of the like.

    Thanks for the constructive criticism, I'm a big boy and I appreciate it
  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dvs hates gravel. So be prepared for it lol

    Nice first job
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  7. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer LawnSite Member
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    The edging is about 3-4" to high. Just because it says contractor grade doesn't mean you don't have dig it in. Do you normally leave your bullet edge this high?
  8. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Much better than the first job I did by myself a few years ago. I'm not a fan of the gravel, but I understand the benefits of a low-maintenance area for the homeowners. Any particular reason the gravel was laid before plants? It's a nightmare to plant in gravel. Are their any other plants going in? Could use some more colorful perennials, especially around the patio area, really helps to break up the monotony of the blandness.
  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    No one sees the lines in the brick not lining up? We told you you were going off 4' in and it snowballed by the end. You need to set lines every couple of courses. It looks pretty flat though, good job on that.
  10. brichter14

    brichter14 LawnSite Senior Member
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    You are right RJ once i had it all done i had to go back and adjust the lines. One thing i kept in mind was that i am putting three pillars and a seating wall on the right side so most of that wont show. So in the future setting lines will be my first course of action.

    That deck being there was a pain too. Any suggestions on how to set lines with that being there? Nail a nail in the deck and use that?

    The edging that goes around the tree and patio is actually dug in, i just havent filled it in yet. The edging on the right side was done by a kid i had help me one day. Gonna redo that.

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