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Old 11-08-2008, 07:40 AM
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Cobblestone paver tee

In another thread, The Valkyrie Kid mentioned using cobblestone pavers for a tee, has anyone on here had any experiences with using them like that? Let's hear the good, the bad, and the ugly....

I'm looking for experience/anecdotes teeing off from a tee like that or installation or maintenance.

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Old 11-09-2008, 05:46 AM
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I've installed pavers for patios before and IMO it would probably be a bad idea. They have a tendency to settle and separate at the seams which could make for a pretty rough teepad. They would end up being more high maintenance than plain dirt.You would be constantly pulling them up and releveling the ground underneath.

I have seen some large rubber pavers made from recycled tires that might do pretty well.
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:07 PM
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I would not use cobble stone pavers for a tee. Cobble stones are not flat on top and the corners are rounded. They tumble these to make them irregular.

Now flat pavers would work. I have seen a picture somewhere on this site of a paver tee. It looked good. I think the border would require more steel stakes compared to a patio because of the hard directional stepping that takes place. Install it like a driveway; it should work well and look good.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:43 PM
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I would think that cobble stones would be awfully slick when wet, as well. Not sure what "flat pavers" are, but if they are like flagstones, these would also get pretty slippery.
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:14 PM
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Too Slick,Both of them.
You'd be better off Natural if you didn't have the money to spend on Concrete.
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:34 PM
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I think pavers would work (the kind that are bricks of formed concrete) but the work it would take to do it right might offset whatever cost savings you would have over poured concrete.
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:54 PM
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It would seem to take lots more maintenance than concrete pads. I'm no stone mason but if brick or stone patios are any indication, keeping them even enough for running approaches would take lots of attention assuming the "slippery when wet" problem could be solved. Tripping on uneven stones would be a serious danger.
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:15 PM
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Actually, concrete pavers would be perfect in applications where you can't get a concrete truck to your tee site.

Let me specify that I'm talking about *concrete* pavers. These are brick-like modular units that are actually made of Portland cement concrete instead of clay. They would have the same traction properties as poured concrete. When these are properly installed with an adequate sub-base material and proper containment and slope for drainage, they will be as trouble-free as poured concrete and actually a lot more handsome to look at, too.
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What are the dimensions of concrete pavers?
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4x8 nominal dimension.
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