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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by TexasFire221, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Skimastr105

    Skimastr105 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    Let's not rip into him too bad. Granted, the joints are wide, but overall it seems pretty decent. Perhaps his client preferred the joints wider. The patio looks well graded and the stone layout is good... except for the few small stones. Overall, it's not as horrible as some of you make it out to be.

    Just take the criticism with a grain of salt and use it to to better on the next project - that's what this site is all about.
  2. tthomass

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

    overlay....cut through both pieces

    Whitemore Farm_Emmitsburg MD 031.jpg

  3. iluvbermuda

    iluvbermuda LawnSite Member
    from S/E TN
    Messages: 108

    George..I think the patio looks good. This last pic looks different in the joints than Georges does. Is this last one a different type of sand or is it mortar?
  4. tthomass

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

    I used mortar........the stone is set in mortar on top of a concrete pad.
  5. tthomass

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

    Little off topic but I see a lot of folks not doing this.........finishing touches. Must be flagstone/bluestone. Try this with slate and it will split on you vs pop. Instead take a hand held rotor and sand the saw marks smooth.

  6. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 633

    you need pants for granite.
  7. KCL

    KCL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    tthomass... what exactly does that do?
  8. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 911

    You do great work, tthomass. How did you get those stones to fit togeather so perfectly?
  9. Elegant Outdoor Lighting

    Elegant Outdoor Lighting LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Thomas...That is work of a Real Pro. Hand-Cut Select Grade Bluestone patio.

    Concrete rat slab, check
    Select Grade Flagstone, check
    Joints under 1", check
    Will be there in 50 years, check

    Hell, you probably used type 'S' mortar too.
  10. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,066

    You should be using a different tip on that torch.. I think it's the Rosette tip. The one your using is for cutting.

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