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Old 11-29-2008, 12:10 AM
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Math,
12 pavers for the width x 12 for the length = 144 at $1.00 each maybe?(Maybe more for better pavers)
So let's say $155ish with tax add a few bucks for sand.(Lay better in sand right?)Still gotta dig a ground level form too.

20 bags of 80 lb concrete.$4.00 a bag?
$90.00 with tax?Add $10.00 for 2x4 forms(Can be reused also)

The cost of ready mix compared to pavers ?Durability?Traction?
They're both gonna be a bear to get into tough spots but the concrete won't give you any problems down the road.(Same work but less to maintain)
And with ready mix you get a better finish,No slippage if finished right.
We've used Gators,4 Wheelers and a Bucket on a Loader usually holds a yard of concrete.
At Arkadelphia the concrete truck loaded the material into the loader and he drove it to the pad site.
This is actually less than buying bags and easier on the back.
(Somebody will eventually pull up a few of those pavers too,Count on it)
JMO,
If it could've been done better it would have been done a long time ago.
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:53 PM
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I have played from tees made using pavers which were better than natural (dirt) tees, but not as good as poured concrete. IMHO the amount of site preparation to make a good tee would be about the same, but laying pavers would be more effort than pouring readymix. Several years ago when pouring concrete tees we ran about 25% short for the last one poured. I went back a few weeks later with bagged dry mix and after wetting it down filled the rest of the form with this dry mix. I tamped it good and then watered it down and all around. That tee is holding up well, and I believe a whole tee done this way would work as well. Dry bagged mix could be carried into places inaccessable by any other means. Having said this, I agree totally with Pitch - get ready mix and a skid steer with a bucket if at all possible. I'm getting ready to lay some brick tees myself, but only because the bricks are free and already at the course!
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:29 AM
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i recently played a t a course with cobblestone pavers and they had the middle slightly elevated so that water wouldnt pool together on the teepad. there was also a couple of 4"x8" ceder logs around the cobblestone to hold it together and it was quite nice.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:13 AM
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i recently played a t a course with cobblestone pavers and they had the middle slightly elevated so that water wouldnt pool together on the teepad. there was also a couple of 4"x8" ceder logs around the cobblestone to hold it together and it was quite nice.
sounds like a really good idea, it would probably be decent in winter conditions also.
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Check out the pics of Cornwall Park in Bellinghame, Washington for some great shots of concrete pavers. Sorry, I tried to upload them to here but I'm computer illerate.
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:06 PM
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Cornwall Parkhttp://www.dgcoursereview.com/galler...=472&mode=gal#
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:34 PM
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those are some good looking teepads.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:55 PM
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The key is to have a very sturdy frame around them to hold them together. You have to have at least 4" of sand under the pavers and something to prevent weeds . After you lay the pavers in place you put sand on top and vibrate the sand down into the joints. This makes a firm surface. If you don't have a good frame the whole thing seperates and buckles and grass and weed roots take over and it looks like crap.

The only real benefit over concrete is that pavers look better.
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Math,
12 pavers for the width x 12 for the length = 144 at $1.00 each maybe?(Maybe more for better pavers)
So let's say $155ish with tax add a few bucks for sand.(Lay better in sand right?)Still gotta dig a ground level form too.

20 bags of 80 lb concrete.$4.00 a bag?
$90.00 with tax?Add $10.00 for 2x4 forms(Can be reused also)

The cost of ready mix compared to pavers ?Durability?Traction?
They're both gonna be a bear to get into tough spots but the concrete won't give you any problems down the road.(Same work but less to maintain)
And with ready mix you get a better finish,No slippage if finished right.
We've used Gators,4 Wheelers and a Bucket on a Loader usually holds a yard of concrete.
At Arkadelphia the concrete truck loaded the material into the loader and he drove it to the pad site.
This is actually less than buying bags and easier on the back.
(Somebody will eventually pull up a few of those pavers too,Count on it)
JMO,
If it could've been done better it would have been done a long time ago.
couldnt have said it better... really i couldnt have. good job!
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:37 AM
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Yeah those pads at Cornwall Park look great. I do have a question about the photo of the #8 tee pad. It looks like it was put in at a crazy angle versus the direction of the basket, and therefore the direction people will be throwing. Why was it done that way?
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