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09:42AM | 08/26/07
Member Since: 08/25/07
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One of my family members referred me to a landscaper he has used for several years when I inquired about having a patio installed. These guys were supposed to be out last Saturday, and cancelled an hour after they were supposed to show up. They came on Sunday and worked for about two hours until it began to rain. They have not been back since. We called them Wednesday to figure out what was going on and the contractor told us that he cannot work on the patio until the ground has dried up in one to two weeks. Meanwhile, a neighbor had their patio started (after ours) and fininshed, and I am beginning to wonder if I am being "had". They have left our yard a disaster zone, and I am quite frustrated. Is the contractor being honest? Does the ground have to be completely dry to install a paver patio? Here are some pictures taken this morning:

Thanks for your time,



11:16AM | 08/26/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
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"They came on Sunday and worked for about two hours until it began to rain."

How much rain did you get?

The ground needs to be WORKABLE. In fact I am rebuilding a seawall and need to dig up the dirt behind it and watered it for a couple of hours so that the ground would be diggable.

Now yesterday I washed down the back of the sea wall to get off some of the dirt. That and water leaking under the sea wall make it muddy.

But I worked on the footings to seal them off and by tomorrow it will be dry enough to start relaying the wall.

But that is somewhat different from a patio.

Can tell for sure, but it appears that the dirt is dry enough to work.


11:55AM | 08/26/07
Member Since: 08/25/07
2 lifetime posts
When my dogs run on it, their feet aren't muddy...that's dry to me :) Although, I am not sure from a landscapers perspective!

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