Using permeable base under nonpermeable pavers

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by YardscapesNEPA, Feb 14, 2018 at 3:56 PM.

  1. YardscapesNEPA

    YardscapesNEPA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    What are you guys thinking about what Unilock has been promoting at their contractor workshops? Is this the new way of doing it or are you guys staying with the tried and true 3/4 minus and sand base? I'm thinking about starting to try it and see how it works. It makes sense, just wondering what other peoples opinions are?
     
  2. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    We've been doing it for about 3 years now also at the recommendation of unilock. Really like it. Haven't had any adverse effects from it. Extra cost of material is offset by the reduced compaction labor and piece of mind with higher compaction rates.
     
  3. TColemanP

    TColemanP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    We do what they recommend as well. No issues thus far. Plus our rep completely stands behind their recommendations so if we had an issue I’m confident they would compensate us for it.
     
  4. YardscapesNEPA

    YardscapesNEPA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Are you guys still using 7,000 compactors with this system? We're running a Wacker 3050 reversible in 2" lifts, is it still necessary to achieve proper compaction?

    Also are you still using standard plastic edge restraints? Are they holding in the 3/4 clear?
     
  5. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    We have that plate also. We'll run it over 6-8". No need to run it over 2" with that size plate .For edge restraints, try using 24" #4 rebar .Use the spoke driver attachment in a Rotary hammer
     

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