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I haven't been very active on the forum lately because I took on a big project and wow it made me realize I'm not getting younger or stronger. I bought most of these pavers used from an add on marketplace and it took 3 trailer loads because of the weight to get them home. The soil where I live is that darned clay ! it is so hard to dig that I hired a mini excavator to do that. I buddy needed land fill so I was pleased I did not have to pay to get rid of it. Top quality geotextile was used and then 5 trailer loads of 3000lbs. of 0- 3/4'' crushed stone and a load of stone dust. All compacted every 4'' with a vibrating plate borrowed from a family construction company. Over 300 sq.ft. later and I am enjoying the look. A bit of soil and grass seed or sod around the edges and it will be complete.
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-03-2020, 10:12 AM
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nice...
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This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Very nice! And that is a lot of heavy work!
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Very nice! And that is a lot of heavy work!
I got a backache from looking at the pictures...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
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Really nice job, and surely a LOT of work. Question, my eyesight is making it hard to distinguish detail, but it looks like you laid concrete pavers on the gravel. Are you able to pull tools out and use them on the pavers? Did you put a weed-stop underlayment in?

FIY, we did the front yard rockscape using small crushed rock, about the same size as pea gravel, but it compacts down and doesn't shift when you walk on it the way pea gravel does. As it has packed down, I am able to drive on it and haul big wheeled trash containers filled with yard waste on it without leaving tracks. It might as well be concrete. If you have a weed stop underlayment, the crushed stone holds it down far better than pea gravel. Crushed rock gravel is generally more expensive than pea gravel, especially if it has color. No criticism intended, just information for others doing yard pathways, something I learned by trial and error.

All that aside, it really looks nice and is certainly going to help prevent tracking dirt and such into the house. I think you spent your Corona "jail" time well. I bet your wife loves it too. Worth a hundred tousand husband points at least, which should cover at least one, "why didn't you call if you knew you'd be late" event.
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Moisture and frost heaving are a serious problem up here, Tom. Drainage is really important!
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Looks great,Dan, That looks like a heck of a lot of work, like Stick commented, Oh, my aching back.
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Looks great,Dan, That looks like a heck of a lot of work, like Stick commented, Oh, my aching back.
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not to mention the knees...
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looks great,dan, that looks like a heck of a lot of work, like stick commented, oh, my aching back.
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Wow Dan , great outcome . Certainly looks sharp
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