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install snap edge on base or sand?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by CheapScapesNC, May 31, 2011.

  1. CheapScapesNC

    CheapScapesNC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Searched the forun but did not see anything. I normally install the snap edging on top of the base and then put the sand in and screed. Someone recently told me they put the snap edging on top of the sand after screeding and laying the pavers. Makes measuring where to install the edging easier but seems like you would get erosion near where the snap edge is installed, causing it to sink.

    What do you all do? Also any thoughts on screeding crushed stone instead of bedding sand?

    Thanks in advance for your input....
  2. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    edge always on the base
  3. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    Pavers first, pull the sand away from edges, install edging on base.
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  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,602

    Base first
    Layer of screeded concrete sand
    Lay Pavers
    Pull back sand from edge of Pavers with a nursery spade
    Install restrain on aggregate base

    Whoever is telling you they install restraint over the sand are telling you incorrect information.
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  5. CheapScapesNC

    CheapScapesNC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Thanks everyone for confirming what I knew, I have never done it and it sounded wrong.

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