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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi all! I am new to the forum. I am already learning a ton from everyone. I look forward to being even more a part of this community. I specifically work with Decks and Patios.
  2. Concrete & Paving
    Hello Everyone, we had a concrete patio poured 4 days ago. About an hour after it was finished, it started to rain. Our contractor laid plastic sheeting down on top of the cement.About 30 hours later, he returned and removed the plastic. It’s about a day later and it’s discolored (it looks like...
  3. Masonry
    Hello! I live in Washington, DC, and I am currently having a new dry-laid flagstone patio installed (variegated Pennsylvania bluestone). I love the look of the flagstone when it’s wet, but it looks faded and too light when dry. I was going to just get a sealer, but I have read some disaster...
  4. Masonry Picture Post
    Drystone wall with eye-shaped arch and generally swirling motif. The patio is lilac flagstone, with a bit of a waving bluestone inlay sort of pattern going on. Cedar log arbor and stone birdbaths round out the project. I wanted to find a client to pay me to build...
  5. General Discussion
    Hi, I am doing a job where I have to build a concrete patio in a back yard. The problem is that I am not sure what to use as the base for the concrete. I was thinking between using either fill dirt, CR-6 Rock, crushed rock, sand, or a combination. Any ideas on how I should proceed would be...
  6. Masonry
    hello guys, i have a client that would like me to build a small wall behind an existing small wall to make more room for the above patio area where his rear sliding doors are. rear yard slopes down where the rear sliding doors are. the plan is to leave the old wall in but will be removing the...
  7. Landscaping
    I normally informally tell my customers that we Warranty our hardscapes for two years....and I've never had a problem or even ever had to go back to fix anything but I just finished a paver patio and the customer has been the worst client we have ever dealt with...just real high maintenance and...
  8. Concrete & Paving
    Finishing 1500 sq ft of holland pavers. Anybody have a rule of thumb for estimating ammount of sweeping sand? Dont like pavers, keep getting calls and bigger jobs. Gotta make hay while the sun shines Thanks T
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