should I install my own driveway?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by lovdasnow, May 9, 2005.

  1. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    Hello, I'll start by saying that I have a landscape maintenance business, so thats why I'm posting on this site.

    I'm in the process of building a garage at my house, and am planning on installing a paver driveway, walkways, and front steps. I've been reading a lot in prep for the install.

    I guess my main question is: Should I do it myself, or is it worth hiring someone(obviously I'm trying to save some cash).

    And what books or websites do you reccomend for more information on installation???(i've read a lot on the icpi site)

    thanks, Jon
  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    go for it...

    keep in mind it is a lot of work... especially for a driveway.
  3. The Good Earth

    The Good Earth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    Swing for the fences!! Do it yourself and take your lumps as a learning experience. Take some polaroids and put them in your portfolio. Then when a customer asks if you do pavers you have a truthful answer.

    As for sites and any other info you really can't beat the info on this site.
  4. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    thanks, I've been reading alot. I feel like I could definatly do it, just wanted to get some advice.
    I'm sure I will have some more questions as I get going with the project.

    if anyone has any source of other good info let me know. thanks Jon
  5. mruth77

    mruth77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I went to an EP Henry seminar a few weeks back. I learned so much valuable information from that.
  6. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    I looked up ep henry and they are nowhere near where I live although that class sounds great. I have thought about taking the icpi class because this sort of thing interests me.

    so do you guys know if there are any similar classes in oregon?

    thanks again...jon

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