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first solo walkway

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by MAC LLC, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. MAC LLC

    MAC LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    first time posting pics so hope it works...

    this is my first solo walkway, i have worked for a landscape contractor for 4 years while in college, and I started my own business this spring. I do mostly mowing/ maintenance but built this for my parents house.

    Being on my own I did not have bobcat, excavator, grading bucket, transit, or any other fun tools

    I used Rinox Riberea Milton Grey, used 8in of 3/4 crushed base gravel, 1in concrete sand, and grey Techni Seal polymer sand. I still need to use a efflorescence cleaner on the pavers and install sod

    please critique, i know there are a few things that could have been cut cleaner, but i think it came out good for my first solo job





  2. MAC LLC

    MAC LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

  3. MAC LLC

    MAC LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    forgot to add that i plan on facing the sides of the steps with pavers and cutting 6 X 1 X 1in thick bluestone on tops of the steps.

    also there is about 1/4 inch of pitch per 4 feet (empire string level & string angle finder)
  4. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    Looks good to me
  5. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    I like the block. Next time you should go wider with your base. Usually go outside the same distance as your depth. This will prevent movement when you drive over it every week with you ZTR.
  6. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Looks good. Next time get yourself some 2' grade stakes and string line holders from Pavetech. Better than the wooden stakes.
  7. Merlin300

    Merlin300 LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Messages: 156

    Grade stakes work much better. Even better idea would be, take some of that money you just made, and buy a transit.

    Good work on the walk.
  8. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,186

    Good Job. Looks very nice. Your parents should be very pleased.
  9. Guzman Properties

    Guzman Properties LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    Very nice job, looks great. Nice choice on the color.
  10. MAC LLC

    MAC LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    thanks for the compliments, yea those "stakes" i used were a joke, home cheapo...

    grading stakes are wood? or are they different. Im going to check out Pavetech. Mowing lawns today was depressing compaired to hardscaping...

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