Paver going--pattern question

Old 11-26-08, 08:42 AM
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Paver going--pattern question

So far so good, we're putting in our pavers now (4 X 6 Holland bricks) and have a queston:

Our walkway shape is basically "L" shaped with the shorter end going up to the house and the longer end running along the house. Rather than try for a 90 degree turn we went with a curved or gradual turn.

Does anyone have any tips on adapting a herringbone pattern so that it works (without tons of cuts) in a curving installation?

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Herringbone pattern

With a herringbone pattern, you will always have cuts. The good thing is that is the strongest and most stable pattern.

You can use either a hand splitter and split as and where you lay them or you can set up a saw and saw them. Most people get unnessarily worried about not having a smooth edge towardsaw them, but that is not a problem. You cut the pieces out of the other cut portion or a fresh paver. Because you have a curve there will be little repetition in the curved section.

I have seen many contractors use a gas power saw and saw off the excess beyond a marked line. This method is good for odd shaped paver shapes and complex patterns. The edging is then put in, sand spread the the surface compacted ans swept.


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