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Reclaimed Cobblestone Carriageway

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by Yeahaa, 28 Nov 2018.

  1. Yeahaa

    Yeahaa

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    After searching the country i found these stones locally / IMG_20170912_150443.jpg
    Decided to construct the drive to a carriageway specification as essentially thats what it is , was an excavation of 450mm .
    Took weeks to clean , gauge , row , patern and lay the stone but I got there in the end IMG_20181128_081859.jpg

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    IMG_20181109_080224.jpg Pitch jointed using a filled modified carriageway bitumen
     
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    Excellent job. Well done,
     
  3. Ian H

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    Very nice!!!
     
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    Amazing job, looks gorgeous
     
  5. KenGMac

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    You will know if it is a good one when in the middle of a good going heat wave you have small bitumen bubbles start forming between the Setts [ the Scots word for such blocks, up here they are generally Granite.]

    Looks really good
     
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    very nice.
     
  7. Yeahaa

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    This is the product I used
    http://www.colasproducts.co.uk/bitu...oducts/bridge-joints-and-sealants/sett-grout/
    DIY, using a roofers boiler was fun heating it to 210C to achieve a 190C pour .
    Coal tar pitch is not available , well it was but at £5/kg
     
  8. Ian H

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    United Utilities have just dug up a cobbled road near me, I expected them to tarmac where they dug but the put the cobbles back, badly.
     
  9. Yeahaa

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    They probably send a team back in a few weeks to dig them up to tarmac .
     
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    This looks lovely! And a fantastic job.
     
  11. Yeahaa

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    Thanks for the compliments .
    As I was laying , tapered ones lol I threw back , had enough to make a curve )
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  12. Ian H

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    Do you do this for a living?
     
  13. Yeahaa

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    No although I am from a civils/domestic construction background , wood & 20 years ago held a NRSWA card , concrete carriageway chambers .
    So I guess wasnt completely blind .
    Had quotes at over £300 a squ metre laid random like a driveway , the only way I could afford it was diy .
    I did want the big kerbing stones in the first picture but I couldnt budge them an machinery for a day made the curb line to expensive .
    They look clean the stones in the pile , the weathered ones on top were ok ish , however they had been covered by carriageway several times over the years ,black goo on the surface , horse shoe stuck to one of them an the reality was 3 weeks just to prep for laying .
    Started off as 11 tonne of scrap
     
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    With the work input you have undertaken it is understandable why £300 / M2 is asked?

    Hope you kept the horse shoe? for luck?

    Ken.
     
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    £300 was random lay no pitch joints .
    Hand cut stones from a while ago , width alone the 4 inch was from 90 to 115 , my joins would of been all to pox unless carefully rowed out
    The biggest set back was the cleaning prior to laying , had to hand ball them round the back of my house , nearly sent them back , then decided was going to be unique kind of so stick with it .
    However this gave me the opportunity to lay the lot out at the back of my house to see every stone and pick the ones I wanted .

    Bought a proper pitcher & a set of bushing hammers would of been a nice addition to my kit , was to expensive for a graded set.

    Is only one stil saw cut in it all was a diagonal.
    A few tools could resurface the bad stones , took a lot back with jack hammer damage etc .
    So even at £300 \M doubt I would of quite got what I ended up with .
    Sourcing decent stones is a problem .
     
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