Just curious, I have a job being done that requires decking around my new built pool. The contractor is laying Cambrindge Armor Tec Paving Stones around the decking and bullnose coping of the pool. The stones are part of a complete mixed set of 3 different tile sizes. For the most part they layed down the decking very even (level) but there are some random areas around the yard (approx 1500sq feet) where the edges of the 2 meeting slabs (13x13 and 13x9, etc) dont exactly lay levelly flush. Meaning if look at where the stones meet between the joints, one corner of the stone might be slightly higher by 1/16th of an inch or so ( I dont know exactly but if you ran your foot across it, you could feel the difference in height)
So my question is, am I paranoid or unrealistic to expect the pavers slabs to be exactly level end to end, corner to corner across the entire yard?.....Or is there a certain degree of acceptable level difference that every paving stone job will have?
My paver stated that they will mallet the pavers in areas that are slightly raised but that will only address some of the problems. He mentioned that some of the stones are not exactly cut to the same height and could be 1/16 or so off that would account for some of the height difference in some of the areas. He pulled up a stone and measured the thickness differences in some of the corners of the same stone.
What do you think?...is a certain level of variation acceptable?....Am I expecting too much?
Just curious....your input would be appreciated.......... thanks