Paver b*tching

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by tthomass, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    dtelawncare..........pavers are set insand + border + edging......they are laid tight and then when finished the plate tamper is run over them to settle it all out and get things tighter

    thanks for the responses everybody............critiquing is why i posted
  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    general..........tell me about it! drives me crazy......."sugar on the table" DOES NOT WORK and it doesn't taste like sweet tea........unless i go to a BBQ place or Chic-fil-a........there is no real sweet tea, one thing i love about the south, plenty of REAL sweet tea

    see fellas, its the simple things in life haha........much more simple than women
  3. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    Your work looks really good man. If you dont mind me asking what does a project like that run a homeowner?
  4. TheGrassBandit

    TheGrassBandit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Looking good to me
  5. Jamesgateslandscaping

    Jamesgateslandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    Looks really nice, but like every one else say, the curve just looks awkward. Another way to set a nice curve is to take a piece of PVC conduit and online where you would like the edge to be, mark it with a pencil and demo saw that baby (making an initial pass to mark it with the blade of course cause silly grapite washes off sooooo easily:hammerhead: :dizzy: ).
    Threw and threw, it looks really nice and you are right, work smart not hard, that is my motto:usflag: ...
  6. Harley-D

    Harley-D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    Just sand as a base?:confused:
    Maybe crush and run (57's) under that?

    I wouldn't think sand was enough.
  7. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    did you look at the pics???? there's a good 20 tons of base compacted in this job
  8. cddva

    cddva LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    Great Job! I can't claim to have any expertise but other than the minor homeowner changes, it looks real good to me.
    What brand/size mini-ex did you use? Did you use a breaker for the concrete demo? I assume you also used it for excavating the walkway? Is a trenching bucket used for this or a tooth bucket? Was the demo and excavation a one day job? Just trying to get a better feel for how the experts do this work. Thanks. BTW, after living in the N.VA area for awhile and now being in Central VA for several years, it's like night and day as far as the people and life style's. Point is, I can understand it being hard to find good sweet tea up there!
  9. rb_in_va

    rb_in_va LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 246

    I was wondering this myself. I am considering redoing my driveway, and putting in a courtyard next to the driveway. I think it's too much work and my DIY skills are not up to that sort of project. Just a ballpark figure would work.
  10. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Outta curiosity, why not load the concrete up the same day the mini-x is there? Seems as if you threw into a pile only to pick it up another day. If you would have taken care of it the first day jobsite would be a little easier to navigate.

    Judging from some pictures you had to climb over some serious piles or go around in a big circle to get to some areas. Again, just a question not trying to point a finger...

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