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Pavestone Study/Larning Recommendations

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Tim Wright, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,034

    I would like to expand into pavestone for walkways, patios, retaining walls, etc.

    Do you have On Line Study, or Books that you would particularly recommend because of experience with them?

    I am not going to work for someone else at this point, as that would be digressing. What I am planning to do is to study, and then practice on my own little projects until I feel comfortable enough to offer the services myself.

    I guess I should ask the same question for irrigation and water features..

    Thank you,

  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,576

    Construction is like auto mechanics. It either comes naturally or it doesn't.

    Not something you learn out of a book.

    Best thing to do is work for someone that knows what they're doin!

  3. waltero

    waltero LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    Mahts is coming up in Feb. and that is a good place to start with the ICPI certification class and they have some others that you might like. They also have many of the vendors that supply the tools, equipment and supplies to do hardscaping.

    visit the websites like www.ephenry.com, www.unilock.com, and any others for a tutorial. I think versa-lok is also now giving online classes and I will give you the post at the end. I really haven't ever read a good book on the subject, most are geared towards homeowners and from what I have read they miss critical steps or just touch on them.

    When I just started I found a website that I thought was very good, it is a British website and they explain quite alot. If they wanted to write a book it probably wouldn't be that bad. They do some things different, but I think you can learn the basics enough to do a project on your own. I will give this one at the end also.

    Good luck and let us know how you made out.



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