What advice do you have for newbie?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by 1BadHawk, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. 1BadHawk

    1BadHawk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    I'd like to get into paver installation but have little experience. Ive done a small patio, and a some simple walkways in my own yards in the past but nothing on the professional level.

    Ive been surfing the web, looking at as many before/during/after photos, picked up a couple magz from a colleague, and will probably grab a book or two from the local hardware store.

    What other advise can you give a newbie looking to get into this market? Besides the basic shovel/level/mallet what tools would you recommend and or specific to this kind of work.
  2. northmichigan

    northmichigan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    have you considered working for a hardscape contractor for a summer? there is alot of detail in finishing work to professional standards and that comes from expirience.
  3. 1BadHawk

    1BadHawk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    my neighbor does hardscaping in addition to landscape/lawncare. I just talked to him the other night about going out with them on their next job or two.
  4. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    I;m right by you in Hampstead . I may be able to use you on a couple projects.

    -Creative Hardscapes
  5. 1BadHawk

    1BadHawk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    sounds good, just give me a call or stop my page.

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