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Northern Virginia Country Estate eclectic-pool

Northern Virginia Country Estate

Custom Pool, Pool House, Pool Deck, Fire Pit, Waterfalls, Landscaping, Lighting

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April 2, 2013
Holgan Land Surveying, PC wrote:
lovely! - I think this is Techo bloc.. Inca? I'm breathing, and sleeping pavers!!!! I think I know every manufacturer, style and color! anyway.. I do love this. I've just had a pool renovation that came out so beautiful. I live on the south shore of Long Island. I do love all the radiuses.. but have decided that I want a more English look.. East Hamptons look. My pool is 18x41 with built inside, "stadium" stairs. the second step down being a 23" ledge. I thought I would run the pavers with 90 angles and somewhat narrow along one side, but including a small patio in the middle of the one length. The other side, all garden with a raised bed behind the lower. and the two widths, wider with patio area, and a small pool house at the deep end, opposite my home. My property is narrow, but very long and the pool runs parallel behind my home. Lots of boxwoods, and hydrangas. Could you tell me.. what is the best base to use under and between the pavers? And I think I see that the coping does have cement in the grout line? won't that crack over time as moisture gets in, and freezes? I've heard conflicting opinions.. concrete slab under the pavers, this way there is no settleing. I am concered about that.
thank you SO much!
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Holgan Land Surveying, PC
I think RC stands for recycled concrete. Thank you for the information!
    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 1:23PM
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Leeanne, I think you are correct on your assumption.
    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 2:26PM
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