Foundation for a rocky beach on a lake

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by B and Co. lawncare, May 20, 2019.

  1. B and Co. lawncare

    B and Co. lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I am looking to build a patio with an above ground fire-pit next to a lake with a rocky beach. I was thinking of using pavers to make it and sand as the bottom layer over the rocks. Any suggestions on methods or materials?
  2. Baker's Lawn & Landscape

    Baker's Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Without excavating the existing rock fill and replacing with some sort of compacted crushed stone base, you will never achieve proper compaction and your pavers will inevitably move and shift. Sand simply acts as a way to achieve a level setting bed for the pavers, and will likely mix with the existing un-compacted rock base. We have had good luck setting pavers directly on top of a compacted base of #57 double washed 3/4 aggregate, however this is primarily used in permeable type pavements and not really recommended for the application you're describing.
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  3. Kimberly Hart

    Kimberly Hart LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    To build a patio with fire pit you will require material like paving stones, landscaping fabric, stakes sand, landscape spikes, wall box, capstone, steel campfire ring, etc. You can seek professional help from handyman for more suggestions
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  4. Kimberly Hart

    Kimberly Hart LawnSite Member
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