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Old 03-06-2018, 10:29 PM   #1
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I have a problem that i need some brainpower for. I have a paltform that im putting a patio with pavers on. There are two foundations. One is the house the other the garage but they are not parallel. Then we built a retaining wall which is stationary and have another small retaining wall that can be moved and modified. So the problem is we cant find a way for the pavers to line up with all four sides. Right now it runs towards the house and is very crooked. PLEASE HELP!
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I have a problem that i need some brainpower for. I have a paltform that im putting a patio with pavers on. There are two foundations. One is the house the other the garage but they are not parallel. Then we built a retaining wall which is stationary and have another small retaining wall that can be moved and modified. So the problem is we cant find a way for the pavers to line up with all four sides. Right now it runs towards the house and is very crooked. PLEASE HELP!
Pics? Can't really give any help if we can't see the problem.

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Pics? Can't really give any help if we can't see the problem.

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Unfortunately I donít have any pics right now of the patio. I drew up this for a rough idea. Maybe itíll give you a start.



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Well, you can cheat the gaps a little bit, but if the walls are really out of parallel with each other, you'll most likely have to cut your last course before the border to fit.

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Well, you can cheat the gaps a little bit, but if the walls are really out of parallel with each other, you'll most likely have to cut your last course before the border to fit.

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Itís a big gab between the house foundation and the blocks by the small wall. Probably 6-8Ē. We donít want to put the last course in and cut them to fit cause it will be so noticeable that they are crooked.


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What about running the pavers at a 45?
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What about running the pavers at a 45?


Like running them diagonal to everything?


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Like running them diagonal to everything?


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exactly

Thought about that but itís a lot of cutting and donít know if Iíll have enough blocks



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Thought about that but it’s a lot of cutting...
Nobody said it would be easy.
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...and don’t know if I’ll have enough blocks
Can't you get more block?
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So if I lay the patio at a diagonal where do I start? In the center? A corner? Which one?


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You'll need to choose a wall to reference your 45 off of. Is the retaining wall at 90 to either of the buildings? Laying out off of the most visible or longest wall makes sense to me. You aren't going to be able to get things to look symmetrical regardless so it's not worth worrying about.
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I'd start laying block across the longest diagonal possible for the area, then work my way out from that center line in both directions.

Either that, or move towards a different block pattern (or flagstones) that is more random, so you can't tell the pattern gets cut off oddly.

It's not your fault that the buildings are constructed at odd angles to each other, is it? You can only deal with the actual situation on the ground at this point. If it costs more to the homeowner for extra block, etc, then that's the reality.

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IF things aren't square you'll need a wet saw to cut the blocks and just cut whatever angle you need. There's really no brick laying technique that will make up for the different angles of the walls. You'll need to cut things to fit.
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When your standing there looking at it, make it straight and perpendicular to your visual eye, cut everything to make it fit along the way.

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