Have a patio or walk way to build? This is the workshop for you!
Learn the fundamentals of patio construction in a fun, energetic, hands-on environment. While not strictly dry stone walling, flat-work is a common part of many projects. Doing a good job starts with a good foundation, and finishes with an attractive pattern of stone. This workshop will teach you how to do flat-work that stays flat and attractive for decades.
This workshop will begin with the fundamentals of site layout and foundation preparation. A variety of different materials will be shown and discussed. Participants will then finish preparing the foundation on the chosen site. Specialized tools such as laser levels and grade rakes will be introduced, as well as ways to do a great job with common place tools.
Several different flagging stone types will be introduced, along with methods of patterning and shaping to achieve an attractive layout. For much of the afternoon participants will work with natural random flagging, such as goshen stone. Participants will learn how to shape the pieces for a tight fit and how to level and pack them for a smooth even finish.
The workshop will take place in the Master Feature Park.
This workshop will follow the typical one-day format. It is suited to beginners and those with previous experience. The workshop will run 9:00am-5:00pm with 1/2 hour lunch break. This workshop is open to everyone.
All tools needed are provided. Wear work clothes and boots, bring gloves, safety glasses, water, and lunch. Detailed info will be emailed to you once you register including what to bring and directions.
Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 7.5 LA CES credits for participating in this workshop.
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