How would you use this sandstone?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Velo781, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. Velo781

    Velo781 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    I got two truckloads (Mazda bed) of brown sandstone for free today. I am thinking of making pathways with it by filling in the gaps with decomposed(crushed) granite. They are fairly flat but not perfectly sawed.
    The end result will be not super smooth but I think okay as long as you don't try wheeling a suitcase on it.
    Any better uses?

  2. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    Bed edges
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  3. code54

    code54 LawnSite Member
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    Great for small flower garden walls, little islands, etc...
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  4. Hayduke

    Hayduke LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
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    Looks like a dump run of left over cuts and splits from a job to me. Not gonna be fun to build a walkway with that, but you could certainly try....
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  5. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Fanatic
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    Like assembling a puzzle. Hey at least it was free.

    P.S. Surprised the springs on that little Mazda didn't bottom-out! :gmctruck:
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  6. Mudly

    Mudly LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. OP

    Velo781 LawnSite Member
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    Yeh it will certainly be a puzzle. It was a Craigslist free find and only a half mile away luckily. Its a project for my own property so its okay improvising.
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  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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  9. No gloves

    No gloves LawnSite Senior Member
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    I always laugh when I see those ads for free concrete. I didn't know people actually pick them up.i had some decorative rocks that were small and I couldn't find any use for them after years.i think I put them in with some fence post mix so I wouldn't feel guilty tossing in trash
  10. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Silver Member
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    pour a concrete footing then build some type low lying , 24'' , decorative sandstone wall on top of it
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