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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello, I am currently working on building a driveway. i have dug out the area for the driveway but I’m having a big problem. Here in north east Florida we get a lot of rain this time around. So at the end of the driveway a huge puddle forms and create nothing but mud, this is not good for...
  2. Building & Construction
    Our new home's back patio will have pavers (with compacted roadbase, etc so it's supposedly as hard as concrete) right up to the house. We have a back door that is around 14 inches above the grade of the pavers. We need a little landing outside this door and a step. Is there any reason why I...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hey everyone, I recently had a contractor install a very nice roof/overhang over my pavestone patio. They had to lift up a few pavers to pour 3 concrete footings for the support posts. The problem I have now is the footings are slightly too high for the pavers to be reinstalled. In other words...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I recently had a brand new circular driveway installed, using a 3 piece interlocking concrete paver (Nicolock Granite City). After installation, the landscapers dirtied up the new driveway, and the dirt would not come off with a hose. I purchased a power washer with surface cleaner...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello All, I have a backyard patio in grave need of renovation. My questions to the pros or experienced members, and homeowners, are as follows: 1. Should we design and execute the project as a clean slate by removing all stonework or add-on the same stone to the finish of the patio? 3. I...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello everyone, I have been planning this project to tear out my old cracked ribbon style driveway and redo it using pavers. Im choosing to do it myself to save some money. I would really like to discuss the design concepts I have for this. I am choosing to do a ribbon style paver driveway...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    I needed to replace a rotted porch column and took the chance to dig up the old leaning footing and put in a new one with a 12” wide sonotube below the frostline. Previously, the old concrete footing was just showing(hideous). Now, I want to wrap the bottom with something. I am basically...
  8. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I've been watching YouTube "Installing a paver base for a metal fire pit" and doing that exactly (5'x5' square) except for using 6"x9" paver stones. I've found a local business that sells bulk stone and sand. I believe they have what I need, but the sizes offered of the gravel isn't the 3/4"...
  9. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I replaced my old wood deck with pavers and was left with gaps around my pergola posts. Two posts have smaller gaps in photo Before I pour paver setting sand I’m thinking either cutting redwood pieces to fill, or maybe better just pour concrete....thoughts? On one more I stupidly poured my...
  10. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Looking to create a Rectangular Patio with pavers (27 ft x 17 ft). 1) How do you determine which is the right way to slope. Everyone says away from the house but do I create a slope from the Patio door to the lawn or from the deck to the rest of the lawn directly across. Initially received...
  11. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello! I enjoy DIY projects, but have gotten in a little over my head! I am installing a 30 ft. paver walkway leading up to my front porch. My house is on a slight slope, so to level the walkway, the pavers on the lowest end would be 5 1/4" above the surrounding ground. What would you do? I...
  12. General DIY Discussions
    Hi everyone. I just installed essentially a floating porcelain pavers (.75in thick) on a 1/2 pedestal over the top of my flagstone patio in backyard by a pool. 1600 sqft to be exact. I have 1/4 joints. I want to fill them. Not a fan of the look without them filled and I know the pedestal...
  13. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'd like to use treated wood boards in place of brick pavers in a garden path. Instead of building the path as raised in some examples I've seen, I'd like to have the boards directly on the ground, but am unsure what to use underneath them. For standard pavers, a gravel base with sand is...
  14. Building & Construction
    I am planning on building a deck in my back yard. It will only be 4 or 5 inches high. I have left over 24 by 24 pavers left over from another project. Can I use the pavers as deck blocks for a floating deck by mounting the joists to them with concrete anchors or screws?
  15. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am hoping to get an opinion before I contact my contractor. We had our large driveway re-paved late last summer/fall. They dug up, levelled, filled & re-installed the pavers which were in great shape. This was done by a professional landscaper. The job took several weeks and is still under...
  16. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have an 1850 Gothic revival with a herringbone brick sidewalk that is about 50' long and 6' wide. The pavers have been down for at least 75 years. They were a rollercoaster caused by the tree roots and ground settling. The sidewalk connects to a front porch and side porch off the city...
  17. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello! We bought this house 2 years ago, and in the past 6 mo's we noticed that the porch brick pavers along the front by the steps are starting to lift, and the steps themselves are starting to deteriorate badly (big gaps between bricks, seems a lot worse this year). Attaching a few pictures of...
  18. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Shortly after we bought our house 19 years ago, we noticed that in a section of our driveway about 20' long, the track of the car wheels was sinking and the center stayed elevated. No doubt, the foundation was bad. This past Winter it got so bad that we had to start driving to the side so the...
  19. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi! I finally finished leveling my small paver patio that our grill sits on. Our yard slopes and it was a real bear getting it to this point. Two of the edges (the left side and edge away from the house) are somewhat elevated above the grass/soil line and I'm not sure how to finish them off...
  20. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hey guys this is my first post here and I figured I would share my project I just did over the past summer. I bought a house and it has a very wet backyard due to clay soils. The walkout basement is at a low point so I figured that I would rent a Kubota and make a mess! I ended up installing a...
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