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Old 07-12-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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Im tired of working on my truck on the rocks and the grass so i want to bud a patio to work on it on, i was thinking just using 12inch pavers and i think that would be the cheapest option, i want to make it 20x10, that should be plenty big enough. Does anyone have any other low cost alternitaves i could use? Thanks
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After you build this are you going to be lying on your back on the pavers or will you be rolling around on a creeper or what? I would think grass and rock would be more forgiving on crawling around on the ground than pavers
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I have a creeper
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I'd go at least 12x22. Maybe even wider. Pavers will work if you do your foundation properly. Dig out topsoil, make it level, put a layer of sand and tamp, then lay ye pavers. It'll work.

Triton, I'm guessing you're not a geezer like me. You're going to get caught up in the sequences vortex. Before you work on ye truck, you have to do... Never ends. Sequences, I tell ye. Might as well just go fishing.
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By the time you do that you could probably get some concrete in if you can do it yourself for not a ton more $
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From what ive calculated concrete would be a lot more expensive of i did it myself, im not sure what a concrete company would charge i was thinking about calling one. And its not for just my truck its for all my toys haha
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By the time you cost a proper base, concrete is very close. Typically (at least here) pavers are installed for sidewalks with min 4" to 6" of compacted AB and then the sand bed. The outside edge needs to be grouted solid or it will not hold up. If you are driving on them do not go light on the AB or you will end up redoing it.
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What about making one out of wood?
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How thick will the pavers be? if they are like the ones I'm thinking of at most they will be about 2". I think you will wind up cracking some if you jack the truck up especially if a jack wheel is close to an edge of a paver. Also what about the creeper getting stuck or following an edge of a paver when rolling around. We had cracks in our garage and I kept getting the creeper stuck in them. How expensive would be prepping the area and having it blacktopped be?
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Also, not sure where you live but where I live any concrete/asphalt is going to increase your property taxes. The bricks won't (at least where I live).
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