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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello Gentlemen and Ladies - I have a walkway that consists of Pennsylvania blue stone and pavers. It is very faded and stained and needs some restoration. Any recommendations on how to approach this job and or products to bring it back to life? Pictures are attached. :sad: Thanks in advance...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    A mystery stain appeared on our concrete pavers. It looks like oil, but degreasers don't seem to be doing anything. I also tried bleach and vinegar, but to no avail. I am not really sure what I should try next....or what could cause such a stain to appear, but didn't drop anything at this spot...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I want to resurface my concrete patio with concrete pavers. I'm looking for some information on best practices. There seems to be a variety of advice about it, but it's sometimes contradictory. the concrete is pretty thick, say 6", I am in NY so freeze thaw is perhaps an issue, and the current...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I began to excavate for a paver patio right next to my house a month and a half ago. I have the general outline dug out and i'm in the process of sloping the ground away from the house and getting the pitch right before putting down the stone layer. I had a busy few weekends and was not able to...
  5. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm an owner builder who grew up building houses with my dad. I recently purchased a long-term investment property in Los Angeles and am in the home stretch of a 3 month project. It's done a pretty good job of reminding me how little I know. The house was originally purchased with a 15x30...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
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  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi, I'm new, but it looks like there's good advice to be had here from members. I'm working on the early stages (excavation) of what will be a paver patio in our back yard. The attached picture shows I've dug out an area 22' x 16' on ground that slopes away from the house. A description, then...
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    So I have been working on this paver walkway nonstop for the past 2 days. I ran out of time last night (4 hour rental + ran out of bricks) and have not been able to put the finishing touches on it. I still have about 10 bricks left to cut before I can sand the joints. After this I need to...
  9. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hoping someone knowledgeable about paver patios can help with this one. I am building a 20 x 30 raised paver patio. The area I am putting in has a significant slope towards a pond. Rather than excavating the entire area to bring it level, I have decided to install a retaining wall, and back...
  10. Building & Construction
    I am researching interlock paver for my (double-car-width) driveway. Is the larger and thicker the paver the better in terms of stability, durability, etc? ie. 80 x 300 x 450 mm is better than 70 x 300 x 300 mm? Which one is better - 80 x 300 x 450 mm or 80 x 400 x 400 mm?
  11. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Paver Base ... pea gravel depth? (overdig area) Hello from Illinois! I am replacing a concrete sidewalk with a paver sidewalk that connects our driveway to the front door. I am currently excavating near the front door and have dug down about 2 feet and have only been removing extremely loose...
  12. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hey everyone, I am getting ready to build a 15 x 18 paver patio and I am trying to figure out what the best paver base material to use is. I keep getting conflicting opinions from local gravel suppliers. Some tell me to use 1 inch minus some tell me to use screenings which is closer to 3/8...
  13. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    So I'm putting in a paver patio that is ~500 sq/ft. I'm planning on doing 4 inches of roadbase and so 4 inches of roadbase for ~500 sq/ft adds up to ~9 tons of needed roadbase. The way my yard is situated, there's really no way for the truck to bring all of that dirt and dump it right beside...
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