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Emily surprised you and answered eh Bill?
Go with the stamped concrete then. I highly recommend it.
Looks good Ron, but for me there are too many joints to trip on, catch the snow shovel, snow blower on, here in PA. I would probably go with a cement slab with color imbedded in the cement. I like straight lines and square corners.
I never even thought to use concrete pavers to make a patio. Great idea.
You hit another home run with this series Ron. Great job.
Gave me a great idea for around my fire pit.
This was great for it went from looking bad to beautiful...
Good info. Like the 90 degree triangle. I've done a couple of these - with pergolas build into and over them. 1) A big concern in both cases was the soil and long term stability of the pavers. You didn't mention anything about that....did you consider it? (I had to do that with one I put in, because the clay soil would lift as much as an inch during the cold winter months of the north. I had to dig out about 7 inches of soil - backfill with crushed white limestone rock that packs good and then laid and leveled the sand as the final bed for the pavers. Then used locking sand between those. So far has worked ok. However, in one of them, the locking sand failed and have since had to be diligent about controlling ants that liked to haul out the sand between the pavers and rock. In one case, a mole became a problem until I put a white rock barrier around the perimeter.) 2) There was no sand or locking sand used between the pavers - to keep as much moisture away from the soil under the pavers as possible. What was your thinking in this regard? 3) Did they intend to eventually let grass grow between the pavers eventually?
I did this last year with the similar pavers that have been discontinued - 5 of them formed a 3 x 3 foot square. My ground was mushy since it is clay and had been covered with wood deck for years. So I added decomposed granite and rented a compactor. Then I did the one inch of sand, but with portland cement at a 5 to 1 ratio, misting it before placing the pavers. I applied a sealer to the pavers and then put in polymeric sand in the cracks. Swept at an angle and then fine misted it. Didn't have enough and the birds didn't like it. They thought it was grit and were aggravated they couldn't peck it out. So I topped the cracks with sand and cement at a 3 to 1 ratio, swept at an angle, then misted carefully. And I rented a paver saw as I had quite a few to cut for the edges. I really, really like the way it turned out.The reason I did the patio myself was because the guys at the companies I talked to were not going to excavate at all for a brick paver patio and then the height would have been too close to or above the bottom of my siding. They all wanted $2800. I had hit a sale on the pavers so it all cost me about $1000 I guess. Way cheaper if you buy bulk sand, granite and use a wheelbarrow. The bags seemed endless with my mushy soil. And oh, the sand and cement comes in different colors so I had to pay attention to what I'd bought (go home and get the bags out of the trash to see.)
Where can you buy a mold to make the nature walk pavers?
Nice job Ron! I see you also fixed the chunk that was missing on their back door cement steps.
See my response to Clare above boss.
Goot job Bro!
Home Depot of course. I saw them there yesterday,
If you leave it, weeds will grow but you can burn them out with a Bernz o Matic weed torch.
My paver patio is all moss in the seams and it looks tacky. I scraped it all out and within a month, it was back. Duh!
It's personal preference Bro, not to mention that Ron can only do a video of a certain length.
You can always rent one of those little scoopers and scoop it out. It would save your back fer sure.
If you can do it yourself, the pavers are the way to go. Do it yourself is what Ron is all about. Not too many people are going to take on pouring and finishing that much concrete.
Go for it Dude. You have just enough good weather left. Start tomorrow.
Just sand on this project Bro.
i can not find nature walk by matt stone in charlotte nc. the stores are all out of the product. lowes and home depot.where else can i find this product.
this is mr. rice i love the nature walk by matt stone but i can not find the product .it is sold out in charlotte nc. where else can i find this product. please email at [email protected]
I have seen two different video by Ron on how to do patio pavers. The first one had him using first gravel then sand then pavers. Do I need to use both or just sand?
Ron has a video on building a garden wall: http://www.ronhazelton.com/pro...Hopefully this gives you some ideas.
Thanks,Emily LymanRon Hazelton Team
Its definitely up to preference on how you would fill in between the stones. Ron has a great project on using a polymer that gives it a clean look: http://www.ronhazelton.com/blo...Though adding moss would give it a fantastic look as well.
This will definitely work around your deck. In the video Ron cut a few pavers around some wooden steps which would work similarly on your project.
Filling in between the stone is usually personal preference. For those who wish to have a clean look you can always use a polymer. Ron has a great video on this: http://www.ronhazelton.com/blo...
Hi Bill, Filling in between the stone is usually personal preference. For those who wish to have a clean look you can always use a polymer. Ron has a great video on this: http://www.ronhazelton.com/blo...As far as the question about slope, the 3 inches referred to the depth and not slope.Thanks, Emily LymanRon Hazelton Team
Would this work around my Deck? I like it about 4 feet around my deck. I could follow what you have shown and I think this would work. Carl Lalumondier
Do you have to fill in around the stonesLeon [email protected]
Thank you for this step to step patio from concrete pavers, next we would like some hints for our stone wall for a garden? [email protected]
Probably waste of time asking as it looks like no one is answering, but why wouldn't you put anything between stones? Won't they eventually fill in with dirt and sediment blown by wind? Also when you slope from house wouldn't you need to go more then three inches?
I would not use pea gravel I would finish with cut pavers to the paver edging blocks also if this project cost 2,100.00 then double that at least for labor if you do not do it yourself and that is if there are no problems.It can be a spendy little project maybe stamped colored or natural looking concrete might be in the ball park and still give it that cottage look!
I like all of it except the "dig 3-inches out" part. That is way harder to do if it's Bakersfield CA, "late" summer, and there is Bermuda grass already growing there. That said it sure looks good.
I'm surprised that Ron would do theshort cut with the Pea Gravel, the cost couldn't be that much more tofill in the edges with the pavers. It doesn't look professional!
Looks great Ron...
Great job. Would you sweep some sand and water in between the stones to keep the stones from shifting? Or add some dirt and plant some ground moss between the stones for a different appeal?