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Male1: We basically want to sculpt it so that then we can come in there with the cutter and scrape it.
Male2: Yesterday, I was at the hardware store buying a couple of plants and today I’m sweating profusely and changing my entire backyard the way I never could have imagined. I really like it.
Male3: The yard is pretty torn up right now but the plan is to give Nick and Dave a new paver patio between the snack shack and the shuffleboard port. So they’re pulling in the big toys to excavate a good seven inches for the stones. Now that the patio area is excavated, they dive right in.
Male1: Basically, you just want to keep your base rock from settling into the soil and it helps the whole water down because otherwise those two materials they get together they start pumping and then you don’t have a flat surface anymore. So this is going to help distribute the weight of both the rock and the papers and it’s also going to start blocking out your weeds. What else is he going to do? It’s going to pay his mortgage?
Male5: It could.
Male4: Oh that would be awesome.
Male1: It could make like a mortgage payment for you? We need base material. I provide the wheelbarrows and you provide the muscle or the mules, however you look at it. Come on!
Male3: Once they get a good five inches of base rock, they compact it, add a layer of sand and level before the pavers go down.
Male4: You have no control over what’s happening but at the same time, if they have plan, it’s sometimes is nice to just let someone else drive.
Male1: Alright, so we’ll start moving some pavers. We will sort of rally the troops again and get some wheelbarrows and start bringing them back here. Three—once I get started, I’ll never stop!
Male2: It’s too much for one day really but we’re not mere mortals. It’s yard crashers.
Male1: One of the things that they did with the pavers is it’s kind of like painting and in painting, all your trim work, taping everything up, I mean that takes all the work and then to come in and then roll the walls is like nothing. So that’s what they’ve done here. I mean basically we brought in the fabric, we brought in the base, they brought in the sand and got it beautifully by the way. Make sure you had a level. Set up a string line just to make sure that we have this same distance and you have your spacing is correct. This one is to cut in. So now it’s just about laying papers.
Male4: Are there any rules against like continues lines or anything like that?
Male5: Yeah, you don’t want them. The rule of thumb most of the time of the random patterns is three to four feet is the longest language it have.
Male3: Garren and Dave are ready to brush in, in between the paper joints.
Male5: Okay, what we need to do now is we’re going to spread some of this polymeric sand all over the pavers and we’re going to sweep it in and after that we’re going to compact over it and what it does is that it forces that polymeric sand down in the joints so it feels it up nice and tight and we’re going to sweep it off and then we’re going to wet it all down to activate your polymer sand.
Male2: I was at a home improvement store just trying to buy a couple of plants to fill in some spots in the front yard and that turned into probably the hardest two days of work and the best yard in the neighborhood. Every kind of plant I have ever seen is back there and then really large hard scrape patio with gorgeous brick.
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