These shots are from last week as pavers were being laid and the complex job of fitting all the pieces together was happening every day. Here Matt is cutting the pavers into the odd size pieces needed to fill all the corners of the herringbone pattern.
Tools of the trade. Note the pencil marks where the pavers need to be cut.
Fitting the cut pavers around the front stoop.
Matt checking his work.
Every day there is another section of this job completed that leaves me filled with admiration for the hard work and craftsmanship Matt puts into his work.
Figuring out the necessary cuts to make the pavers fit around the irregular stone step and all the boulders lining the driveway.
Mark did the grunt work of bringing the pavers to the area where Matt was working. Each carrier holds 40 pounds of bricks.
The board lets you walk over the area that has been compacted and smoothed.
Mark put the pavers into groups that he presorted so Matt would have the full array of colors within reach. The dark cloth is the last layer that goes down before the bricks are placed.
Mark took the pavers off the big delivery palettes and set them on their sides where the colors are more obvious. It's important to scatter the dark and light tones evenly throughout the drive.
I walk out to see how far they got and how it all looks. By the end of the day Monday (7/27) they were getting down to the last section or two to be laid. Then there will be a lot of cutting to finish the job around all those boulders. I expect it is going to be a rather dusty week!
To follow the progress on this job, click on Driveway Project in the categories list.