screed rail

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Mow&Snow, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    What do you guys use for screed rails?
  2. neighborguy

    neighborguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    We use one inch steel pipes. Just dig a shallow trench and set them to height, screed, and then fill in the trench with stone after you remove the pipe.
  3. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    u just set the pipes in the ditch? do u stake them down at all?
  4. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    Why would you stake them?
  5. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    pvc works as well. 1 or 1.5"
  6. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Messages: 1,625

    For pavers or walls??
  7. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,276

    No PVC for us - too flexible. 1" steel for us.
  8. ianc

    ianc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    I use the fence top rails - they are 1-1/4" (cheap-ridged) and have a fluted end
    that slides into the next rail - so you can setup a good run
  9. Katwalk

    Katwalk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    We also use 1" steel because they don't flex. Used to use pvc and realized that we couldn't keep it consisently flat.
  10. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Messages: 1,625

    It all depends on the job, we use a rail system for retaining walls called speed base. We also have a rail system for large paver jobs that screeds gravel and sand. Smaller paver jobs we use 1' iron pipes.

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