I am having a sidewalk put in with a gentle curve in it ( 90 degree
turn completed over 30 feet). The pavers will be morted in a basket
weave pattern. The mason is a little hesitant because of the curve
involved. Am I asking for trouble here? Should I go with a running
I've not done and professional brickwork, but i have done some
pathmaking (driveway pullaround, informal yard paths.) so the mason
you have might know something i do not about the matter.
http://www.handymanusa.com/articles/brick.html has some nice patterns.
I don't see why the basketweave shown wouldn't curve. Is that the one
If you look in the 32" square patterns, the stacked bond variation
looks like it would give you the leeway to create a curve.
Just make sure the full lenght side to side joints are wider on the
outside edge of the curve by whatever amount required.
show the mason the variegated pattern and he'll probably think
the curved basketweave will be a piece of cake... ;)
Ask the mason for alternatives and see if you like any of them.
My other advice is that if you hire are paying someone to do
something, they should feel comfortable doing it. if they are not,
perhaps you should look for a different person.
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On 5 Mar 2004 11:35:08 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Keith) wrote:
It'll take some trial and testing to gte the basketweave to fit and
not have little shards on some of the curves, but it's fine. Might
cost you a premium in time. Normally around here, the basketweave is
laid and then the curves situated, cutting the edge bricks and
adjusting the curves as needed.
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