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Soilder course question

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Drew Gemma, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    In ratio to the width of the walk to the soilder course. what is a good ratio we have a walk coming up that is small at a few points but they want the border. Also pattern to border ratio ex. use smaller pavers for soildr course.
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    I've never gave it a ratio, nor know of any rule of thumbs. I just go by whats more appealing to the eye. We've done sailor coarses on large patios, and soldiers on smaller walks. Depends on the paver also IMO.
  3. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    i prefer a minimum of 42" on my walks with a 6"x9" soldier course. with a brick-stone you could go smaller, but it starts to look like all border. you could just do a sailor course, not my favorite, but on a narrow walk it might be the way to go.
  4. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I might try to keep the border as close as possible in color to the field. This way it doesn't stand out so bad. How narrow are you talking?

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