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08-14-19, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Tonesg

what the thinest thickness mortar that would...

what the thinest thickness mortar that would work...I don't want the height of the stones to come up too much as it's just about the ideal height now. I got some 6ml plastic and put that between the...
08-14-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Tonesg

two 3/4" porcelin pavers stacked as stepping stones problems

I'm putting in a stepping stone path and to get more height out of a 24" square by 3/4" thick porcelain paver I stacked two of them on top each other to get a 1.5" height. At first everything seemed...
08-09-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By Tonesg

Went to a local quarry and they recommended...

Went to a local quarry and they recommended crushed granite that is like sand...it has the consistency of sand, and is black....will this work, or should the crushed stone have larger pieces? I...
08-07-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By Tonesg

Would like to avoid the extra expense of stacking...

Would like to avoid the extra expense of stacking as they are pretty expensive and i'm using 28 or them.... But, it sounds like the crushed stone should work.....at least no one has stepped in to...
08-07-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By Tonesg

I did a little graphic to make sure i'm...

I did a little graphic to make sure i'm understanding what you're suggesting.....is it accurate? What size crushed stone should be used? Is it basically the powdered stuff?
Is "crushed run" what...
08-06-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By Tonesg

When you say build up "the area" are you...

When you say build up "the area" are you referring to the area just under the stone to raise it to get more height allowing for more pea-gravel to be placed around it? I can put the crushed stone, an...
08-06-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By Tonesg

When you say the path would need a lip of...

When you say the path would need a lip of aluminum or plastic, do you mean at the edges of the path? Would the bricks that are there act as the lip? We had a big storm a couple of days ago and the...
08-06-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By Tonesg

Understood. To get a flat stable surface it seems...

Understood. To get a flat stable surface it seems the sand is essential. I'm using a 3/4" thick paver which leaves little room, maybe a 1/2" for the pebbles, which might mean the sand may become...
08-06-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By Tonesg

It looks like one person is saying to put the...

It looks like one person is saying to put the pavers on the pea gravel and one person is saying not to. I'm guessing the reason not to is due to the paver shifting on the pea gravel......or is there...
08-06-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By Tonesg

Thanks, hadn't thought of that issue.....

Thanks, hadn't thought of that issue.....
08-06-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By Tonesg

Stepping Stone Installation on Pebbles question

I am planning to use 24" square and 3/4" thick stepping stones on our renovated 64' x 36" path. The path is bounded by the original brick border which was left in place. The path had a concrete...
07-31-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Tonesg

Bugs in new sod

In searching for new sod i've noticed that the main sod supplier in my area says they aren't responsible for any bug damage from bugs that may be in the sod they sell. I'm thinking of using sod to...
07-30-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Tonesg

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll water it for a...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll water it for a while and see what happens.
07-29-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Tonesg

People were also cleaning brushes of latex paint...

People were also cleaning brushes of latex paint in that area....the other possibility is that some workers may have cleaned a bucket that had quick set concrete dust residue in it...there seems to...
07-28-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Tonesg

Patch of lawn died

About a 3'x3' patch of lawn has died, due to, I think, someone cleaning out a drywall bucket and pouring the resulting water onto that patch of lawn. There is what looks like powdery residue on the...
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By Tonesg

Sand beneath about to be removed concrete walkway

We have a concrete walkway that is falling apart and will be removed. It turns out the concrete is about 1" thick, and there is about 3" of sand or primarally sandy soil beneath the concrete, and...
07-23-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Tonesg

Optimal time to lay sod in Georgia

When is the best time of year to lay sod in Georgia? I read that August is too hot and it's best to wait till September. The grass is Emerald Zoysia.
07-21-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Tonesg

Placing stepping stone in sod

Have a question regarding stepping stones: is it better, or easier to lay the sod first, then cut out sections for the stepping stones, or is it better to lay the stone first, and place the sod...
07-11-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By Tonesg

Replacing Concrete Pathway

I am planning on removing a disintegrating concrete with slate embedded pathway which goes from the street to our front door, approx. 61' x 44". The pathway is in the middle of what I believe is a...
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By Tonesg

Brick Pathway

We are replacing a falling apart pathway, 60' by 3' with a brick pathway. I'm reading different ways of doing this. One source says just use sand underneath, other sources say use a layer of gravel...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,100
Posted By Tonesg

https://imgur.com/a/jcTZHkW I linked two...

https://imgur.com/a/jcTZHkW

I linked two pictures of the patio. The portable privacy screen is where I'd like to put a more permanent fence. Any opinions on what might be feasible, given that...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,100
Posted By Tonesg

Thanks for the reply. Yes the plan was to put...

Thanks for the reply.
Yes the plan was to put it on the patio...There is a driveway that abuts the patio, that may work..would the concrete driveway be a better bet, or could there still be...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,100
Posted By Tonesg

1962 small patio brick fence

I have a small concrete patio that is circular and would like to put a brick fence up, 15' feet long and about 7.5' high, roughly 2000 bricks. The fence would be on the rounded perimeter of one side...
05-16-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Tonesg

Was able to get to it from behind and remove the...

Was able to get to it from behind and remove the box. The new box fits fine, so problem solved.
The wood wasn't damaged, thanks for the suggestion.
05-16-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Tonesg

I think I can get to it from an inside wall which...

I think I can get to it from an inside wall which is sheetrock, will check that out....
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