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09-29-2019 08:15 AM
speedrye Saw your pictures in the other thread. Man, you've got a lot more trust in your backup camera than I do, haha. How's the function of the driveway? Looks tight, but functional.
08-31-2019 12:23 AM
iratollah Grrr...so far I've gotten two bids for porous grass pavers installed: $35 ft. sq. and $25 ft sq.
08-30-2019 07:13 PM
LeadfootCJ7 They have something very similar at the Saint Arnold brewery near downtown for the parking lot next to their new restaurant building. They use rock instead of grass. Looks to be holding up ok.
08-19-2019 02:15 PM
speedrye
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I remember when living in apartments of being firmly convinced that I would install a Batmobile-style turntable inside my first house's double garage. The double garage happened, but the turntable never did. Nor did the billiards table, nor the pinball machine.

Based on your wish list, we'd get along well, haha.


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I would want to weed eat the **** out of that...

Oh my! Do you hate yourself or just have serious OCD? Pretty sure I'd be happy setting the mower on one of the lower settings and just mowing that. This comes from someone that vacuums carpets to look like MLB fields when done, haha. Apparently, my OCD does know some limits.
08-19-2019 01:19 PM
LeadfootCJ7 That looks like a great solution. Sadly, I have run into the problems you have before. With flippers everywhere and real estate prices climbing all over the area, no one is interested in small jobs. Finding someone qualified is even harder.

They all want to do what they want to do and nothing more. When they are willing to do a job they throw out a ridiculous bid and hope you jump on it. It's why I end up doing half of my home projects myself and am way behind on them.
08-18-2019 11:25 AM
copacetic1 I would want to weed eat the **** out of that...




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08-17-2019 01:52 PM
iratollah
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TrueGrid is another product to consider. It's very similar to GrassPave2. With any of these products, you'll need an edge restraint. If you're looking for a very defined edge, salvaged pavers would work nicely.
Thank you! Started investigating after your suggestion, IIRC TrueGrid was more expensive. We were prolly going to use leftover bricks to outline the installation so no one parks off that surface and on real grass.
It's all going to be more than we want to pay as we have enough allowance in our flatwork to do this in concrete and our builder could do it, but we don't want that much concrete in our front yard. Circular drives don't look very good on our 80x120 lots.
08-17-2019 09:40 AM
AMW Ira,

TrueGrid is another product to consider. It's very similar to GrassPave2. With any of these products, you'll need an edge restraint. If you're looking for a very defined edge, salvaged pavers would work nicely.
08-17-2019 01:17 AM
LAG I've seen whole green parking lots done with some variety of porous pavers... not sure why they never caught on in a bigger way. Seems to mitigate some of the issues of too much paved surface on a lot.

I remember when living in apartments of being firmly convinced that I would install a Batmobile-style turntable inside my first house's double garage. The double garage happened, but the turntable never did. Nor did the billiards table, nor the pinball machine. But I did finally get that projector and pull-down screen in the TV room, and I still grin every time I start my SS.
08-16-2019 05:01 PM
Smirnoff67
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Ira, I believe they used a similar or same product on an episode of Ask This Old House. Might be worth an email to them to ask for any advice they could offer. Heck, they might even come and do it for you.
Man wouldn't that be a score!
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