Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JAN 2016

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Go Pavers is a small, family-owned company that provides hard- scape installation services in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, including this recently completed project at a home in Santa Clarita, Calif. The project was done from scratch: the home had just been built and the front and backyard areas were completely dirt. The home- owners hired a pool contractor to construct a swimming pool, so Go Pavers did what they call a "demo pull off." This involved demol- ishing and excavating dirt from the property so the pool contractor could install the pool. Go Pavers was then able to complete the hard- scaping. The hardscape installation, not including the demo pull off, took about three weeks, starting with the excavation of six to nine inches of soil. Following Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute's installation procedures, the next step was to install three to four inch- es of class 2 road base, designated for foot traffic, as the bulk of the project was in the backyard. The drainage system was next, and then the base was compacted. After installation of about one inch of bed- ding sand, the pavers could be laid and compacted. Polymeric joint sand was then installed, and sealer applied. The installation spanned a wide range of projects, including a fire pit, barbecue, pool deck, pool coping, paved patio and paved front walkway. The entire project used pavers from Belgard, an ICPI cer- tified pavers manufacturer. 'Lafitt' rustic slab pavers bordered with 'Bergerac' pavers were used on the pool deck, backyard patio and front walkway. The walls include a perimeter wall and two seating walls around the patio area to create a natural sense of enclosure, and New Home Hardscapes By Philip Julius, Go Pavers Above: At this new home in Santa Clarita, Calif., Go Pavers, a family-owned paving company, installed a backyard patio, fire pit and seating wall, a pool deck and coping, and an outdoor kitchen area. Belgard pavers were used throughout the project: 'Lafitt' rustic slab pavers for the patio and pool area, and 'Weston' wall blocks for the fire pit and seating wall. The homeowners supplied their own outdoor furnishings, including lounge chairs, a sofa, and a dining table with an umbrella. Left: Using rustic slab pavers in 'Toscana' and 'Bella' colors, project manager Kobi D. created an inviting walkway to the home's entrance. Veneer stone was used to create the pillars. After the hardscape installation, the homeowners installed a combination of grass and drought-tolerant landscaping, including zebra grass, an olive tree and rocks, to complement the pavers. 16 LC DBM Hardscapes (Continued on page 18)

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