Cobblestone Driveway, how to

Old 01-25-04, 04:22 PM
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Cobblestone Driveway, how to

How do you lay a cobblestone driveway using round stones? Any tricks or tips? I was on Nantucket and loved the cobblestone streets paved with the round ships ballast stones.

PS: I'm too cheap to buy the square cut granite cobblestones, and want to use less expensive field stone and/or river rock
Old 02-07-04, 09:18 PM
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you will probally have to pour a concrete slab first then after it hardens couple days. usually you do a kinda prelimery layout. working from biggest to smallest stones. lay big stones out first spreading them evenly stepping down to next size and so on the you just morter them in and go back after they sit up and grout inbetween with more morter. id suggest that you use a mixture of sand and portland cement for this made very rich


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