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Rubber hardscaping

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Dirty Water, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    http://www.rubbersidewalks.com/default.aspx

    Anyone seen this?

    I like the idea, but they installation guide they give for this is a bunch of crap. I could see these things being very heaved up installed the way they suggest.

    They also say that its ok to notch the paver and lay them over roots :confused:
     
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    I think that stuff looks silly. Plus I bet you can only use it in warmer climates where it doesnt get cold to where it'd contract and expland. The thing about the tree notching is a joke, that'll never work in the long run. Plus I bet a plow would tear those right off. And it just looks lame with all those "cuts"
     
  3. Mark Hutchison

    Mark Hutchison LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I think it is great idea!!!! I just wish those folks could control their product to closer tolerances. How do you lay a paver with a + or - 1/4 " variance in size. Also, the pins on the side will be a problem. I hope these problems can be solved because I love the idea of using up old tires however we can. I would like to see them staggered when they are layed. I guess you can only lay them side by side?
     
  4. jamo1911

    jamo1911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    I just finished a rubber paver project. My customer saw them at a horse race track years ago and wanted it so I looked it up and went for it. They are glued to the existing concrete with a special glue that was supplied with the pavers. I only had to patch a few crack and small potholes.
    Most importantly she loved it.

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