Flagstone job from over the summer

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by LoweJ82, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. LoweJ82

    LoweJ82 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    This was my first bigger flagstone job, we hand dug down 12" then compacted the ground, laid down a Geo grid, laid about 10" of 3/4"-road pack wetting & compacting it every 2" then another layer of geo grid then some crushed limestone to set the flagstone on. The used gator dust to fill in between to help hold everything and prevent weeds.

    Don't have any before or during pictures upload but will do later on if any interest in them.

    O yeah I didnt kill the lawn it had been killed so that it could be hydro seeded.






    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,418

    Looks great but extremely awkward with the concrete path still present. I guess it saves some money and is easier to walk on, but ive never seen this before done like this.
  3. LoweJ82

    LoweJ82 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    money wasn't a issue, One of the HO's is wheelchair bound and the sidewalk goes all the way around the home & property.

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,418

    makes complete sense, considering that, the flagstone looks great and matches pretty well.
  5. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    Looks great

    But made my back hurt just looking.
    Just wondering why you had to make the base so thick? Is it because of ground freez?
  6. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    I like it. I like how you faded your border into the pattern. overhad view is sweet.
  7. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,386

    I have some questions;)

    how many guys?
    How many hours?
    Cost in materials?
    Total cost with labor included?

    You can pm me your answers. Just curious and hope your willing to share. It looks great! One thing I do like is how far down you went. That is really far down but you can never be to carefull when it comes to laying pavers.
  8. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,579

    nice work on the path by using the large rocks in the middle, it really guides you to the house.
  9. LoweJ82

    LoweJ82 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    Thanks, We made a deeper base for two reasons this was kind of wet and once we started digging so we dug it down to where the soil changed, here it was just about 10" (more than likely where they brought in dirt to grade yard from initial construction). 2nd was the freeze/thaw cycle here in IL I just didnt want to chance it at all. Was gonna go 18" but started thinking that would be to extreme.
  10. LoweJ82

    LoweJ82 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    Thanks guys, The border was supposed to run the entire border however we ran out of stone and it was a big pita to get the same stone couple $k and many hours driving on the road so we just dipped the last few down so that they kinda became level with the flagstone.

    The big pieces made it nice, we just plopped them down and filled in the rest with smaller pieces, It looks much better now, I need to go get some new pics the grass is green and most of the cut stone dust & gator dust residue has rinsed off and the natural colors are popping out.

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