Paver Installation Article

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Markf, May 27, 2005.

  1. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Take a look at the latest issue of Fine Home Building (Tauton Press). There is an article on paver installation complete with circle patterns, etc. Please comment on the vailidity of the article. Do you agree or disagree with the installation process and why?
  2. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Anybody get a chance to read it?
  3. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    I read the article. It was good. I did find it interesting, they did not use any screed pipes. The photos show the owner smoothing out the sand with a level or board. Maybe I missed something, but I did not see any pipes.

    Seems every region of the country has a very subtle differences in installing pavers.



  4. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Messages: 1,578

    I haven't seen the article so I can't comment on it.

    Rex... when I started laying pavers years ago (early 80's)we never used pipes. Just the other day I check on a site and there are the guys fooling around with pipes for a very small landing off a set of steps .... tossed them aside and graded it by eye for them ... sometimes they are more trouble then they are worth ...
  5. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Yeah sometimes for small jobs I will just use a trowel and eye it and level paver with torpedo and dead blow hammer.

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