Small Improvement

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by SoDak, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. SoDak

    SoDak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    Stoop Renovation we did late this fall. Before and After



  2. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    I like the idea, looks better than what was there...but...

    Whats with the last step? The pavers look very wavy where the walkway ends.
  3. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,095

    I was wondering the same thing?
  4. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Possibly an illusion? I would of started the coping on the left side of the bottom step.
  5. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    It's a good improvement for sure...

    Mainly because I screwed up on a step set do you guys work from the door out (to get elevation right) or from the step to the door? Mainly in terms of base preparation. Or are your measurements precise enough where when you finish you don't have a 1" gap under the door like i did.
  6. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    You should be able to nail that without any gap. Know how deep you need your base to be for the weight your putting on it, know the dimensions of your pavers and block, take into account your base sand, know the degree of pitch you need away from the door; put all those measurements together and this will give you a depth of how far you need to excavate for your base. Set your laser or string lines and cut away. Always be checking your base and base block elevations and don't exceed your measurements or all that will transfer up into your pavers and you will be too high to get under the base of the door without going back and tweaking your sand or base gravel to make it fit.

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