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Old 10-25-2003, 06:52 PM
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Paver edgin

Around my area plastic and steel edge runs around $2.00 linear foot, is it high? is there any place where I can order a nice quality edge for less price?

I didn't tought abou it before because I were only doing couple of walks trought the year, but when you take into acount that a 50' long by 4' wide walk takes $200 worth of edging it kind of makes me wonder.

Lots of companies around this area don't even put edging.
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Old 10-25-2003, 10:09 PM
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We use snap edge, I beleive it is manufactured by unilock??? We pay 1.00 a foot give or take
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I'll second the Snap Edge. Heavy duty and one piece for straight or curved. 8' length around $9.
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We use an aluminum edge restraint made in Michigan, made by Curv-Rite. Here's a link: http://www.curv-rite.com/prod02.htm

We get it for about $1 per foot. Order 1200+ feet and the shipping is free. I like it because it doesn't flex with the changing temps, is lower profile than the plastics, has a keyway and keys so you can have a single run of edge restraint around your entire pavement, and is extremely flexible.

I can't believe there are companies there that don't use anything. Just asking for trouble that way...


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Thank you for your replies guys I knew I was paying a high price for this edging.

Stone not only they don't use edging but they apply about 2" item 4 then 1" sand, no wonder they can underbid me for several dollars.

One more question stone, where can I read about your method for paver installation?, I search this forum and couldn't find it.

Thanks for the link.
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Start a thread and ask away. I'm betting the question hasn't come up because among the early members here, we all know how the others prep and install pavers, so there was nothing to ask.

If you look through this thread, you'll find some good info to get you started.
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Snap Edge is an independant company. I've seen it for sale at Lowe's too, though I buy mine through Unilock. I tried to buy a bulk order from Snap Edge but they only sell through dealers.
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I would try Permaloc. They have 2 lines of aluminum paver restraints. StructurEdge comes in several heights and thicknesses, and BrickBlock is an economical choice that is cheaper than most of the plastics. I don't know how you could pass up an aluminum edging if it costs less than plastic.
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Well now we use a mix of both, I like the snap edge when the job is straigh, for curves we use aluminum.
I've being buying mine directly from unilock, but still pricey I think, is about 13.00 per 8 linear feet. Vs. $1.10 the aluminum.
The thing with the aluminum is that it's a little harder to nail down cause the lip is a little narrow. Vs snap edge that is much wider.
I also use the aluminum if I have to use it underneath the pavers.
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Well now we use a mix of both, I like the snap edge when the job is straigh, for curves we use aluminum.
I've being buying mine directly from unilock, but still pricey I think, is about 13.00 per 8 linear feet. Vs. $1.10 the aluminum.
The thing with the aluminum is that it's a little harder to nail down cause the lip is a little narrow. Vs snap edge that is much wider.
I also use the aluminum if I have to use it underneath the pavers.
I would check out Permaloc's new BrickBlock product. It has a wider base. And it is designed for straight and curve runs. It should be around $8.00 per 8 linear feet.
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Thanks I will check out that

product.check this
has anyone try using a power tool to install the spikes? like in the link
How is it done?
What type of tool to use?
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You can get yourself a palm nailer that delivers lots of little blows, kind of like a hammer drill.
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You could weld a little cup on a old waffel bit Slap that baby in your demo hammer and go. Might shake the base loose though?
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I would check out Permaloc's new BrickBlock product. It has a wider base. And it is designed for straight and curve runs. It should be around $8.00 per 8 linear feet.
The Hilti or Ramset type tools are used to install the edging when the pavers are going over an existing base of concrete.
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dmstickman - check your email address - I sent you something last night.

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