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Need Ideas for Incorporating a Sauna

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,527

    I have a prospective client whom has a rectanuglar sauna that they want to incorporate with their outdoor living space.

    They would like for it to be sunken into the pavers, with maybe the to 12-inches above the pavement. That part is easy.

    However, on both ends of the sauna are access points for servicing the thing.

    Anyone here with any experience / knowledge / thoughts on ways to sink a sauna, yet have access to the sides for servicing?

    Pics would be of GREAT help!



  2. greatinmulchbeds

    greatinmulchbeds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    if you use your brain, back, and patience you can figure it out. I believe that was the good advice you gave me, just doing a favor and giving it back :)
  3. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,458

    wood and hinged/removable decking
  4. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 900

  5. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Messages: 1,890

    bluestone? we had a hot tub that was sunken on a project we used poured concrete and put bluestone caps over it. they were hard to remove but served a purpose i guess.
  6. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,996

    Here's how we used to do sunken spas in Phoenix. Or do you actually mean a sauna, like you said in your first post?

  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,527

    Thanks guys!

    Yep, I meant spa, not sauna!
  8. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 601

    Or you could deck the whole area around it, and use paver/stone around it. I saw this done and it was a nice accent piece in a large area of wet laid blue stone.
  9. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Messages: 1,890

    tan tumble pavers look amazing with bluestone. I do alot of that. I like to lay out the bluestone pieces 2x2 on a 45 and lay a course of pavers between rows. the colors play off eaach other very well. the only problem with that is how to set the materials against each other. either a wet laid band or metal edging. basicly lay the pavers in like a permeable but no base sand or joint sand. the metal grids used fr drip edge on decks work very well.

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