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Santa Fe Sand & Gravel

6601 S Santa Fe Drive

Littleton, CO 80120

(303)794-5960

 

 

Santa Fe Sand & Gravel is here to help you understand how to

complete landscaping projects. If you have any questions,

please contact  one of our sales associates at 303-794-5960.

 

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NEW SOD

 

     Rototilling

 

  1. Make sure ground is somewhat graded
  2. Lay down 1” Cow/Peat/Compost -OR- Lay down 1" Growers Supreme
  3. Rototill Cow/Peat/Compost or Growers Supreme  3” - 4" into existing topsoil
  4. Rake & level
  5. Lay down sod

                                                    

          Note: May use more or less depending on existing soil conditions.

*** ROTOTILL H20-LOC INTO MIXTURE AND WATER UP TO 50% LESS ***


     Not Rototilling

 

  1. Make sure ground is somewhat graded
  2. Lay down 2” of Planters Mix
  3. Lay down sod

 

 EXISTING  SOD

     

    Green up & add nutrients back into soil

 

  1. Spring/ Fall- Put 1/4"  of Cow/Peat/ Compost on top of grass
  2. Rake and water compost into soil                                                                     (this may take a couple of weeks to work it's way into soil).
    *** DO NOT DO THIS WHEN IT IS HOT OUTSIDE ***

     

    PATIOS & WALKWAYS

     

    FLAGSTONE

     

        No Plants

     

    1. Set ground to proper grade
    2. Put in Edging/ Block/ Timbers
    3. Lay down Weed Barrier Fabric
    4. Lay down 2” Breeze/ Crusher Fines
    5. Spray with water, compact, & level
    6. Set Flagstone
    7. Joints

               a. Fill with Crusher Fines/ Breeze/ 3/4" rock chip

                 (This may need to be done annually due to wash out)

       

            b. Use Polymeric Sand or Gator Dust

                 (These are purchased by the bag, easily swept into the 

                  joints and won't wash out)

             

          NOTE: CONCRETE IN JOINTS MAY CRACK DUE TO COLORADO'S ADVERSE WEATHER. 


         

       With Plants

     

    1. Set ground to proper grade
    2. Put in Edging/ Block/ Timbers
    3. Lay down Weed Barrier Fabric
    4. Lay down 2” Washed Sand
    5. Set Flagstone
    6. Fill joints with Planters Mix
    7. Put in plants

     

     

    PAVERS

     

    Ask about our next Free Installation Class 

    1. Set ground to proper grade
    2. Lay down Weed Barrier Fabric
    3. Lay down 4” Road Base
           -OR- 8” Road Base for driveways
    4. Every 2”, water, compact, & level                                                                              (SANTA FE SAND & GRAVEL RENTS PLATE COMPACTORS)        
    5. Put In Snap Edge Paver Restraint as needed
    6. Lay down 1” Washed Sand for leveling  & lay down Pavers                                  (SANTA FE SAND & GRAVEL RENTS PAVER SPLITTERS -OR-                                                                      THEY WILL SPLIT/ SAW CUT PAVERS FOR A NOMINAL CHARGE)
    7. Sweep Washed Sand or Polymeric Sand in joints

              Note:   May have to make adjustments for grade & Drainage issues.

             SEE SALES OFFICE FOR COPIES OF PATTERNS AVAILABLE.
             SEALERS, CLEANERS, TOOLS, AND MORE ARE AVAILABLE FOR PAVERS.   

                                                        Paver Price List    

        

                  

                    

     

    RETAINING WALLS

     

    RIP RAP

                      

    1. Dig a shallow trench 5” deep by 15” wide
    2. Cut through and remove sod, roots, and large rocks
    3. Lay down 2” Crusher Fines/ Road Base  
    4. Water, compact & level
    5. Install 1st level of Rip Rap
    6. Set misc. pieces of Rip Rap behind wall for support
    7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each additional level

     

             Note:  If you are using mortar between stones & behind wall, make sure  base of wall is

             2/3 as deep as wall height. If you are not using mortar,  make sure base of wall is equal

             to wall height.

     

                                          

    4” STRIPSTONE  

                      

    1. Dig shallow trench 4” deep by 12” wide
    2. Cut through and remove sod, roots, & large rocks
    3. Lay down 2” Crusher Fines/ Road Base
    4. Water, compact, & level
    5. Lay down 1st level of Stripstone making sure each piece is level (we recommend burying  ½ of first coarse)
    6. Backfill 1st coarse with  ¾” Crushed Granite
    7. Set additional levels and repeat steps 5 & 6

              Note: Max wall height with 4” Stripstone is 1.5’.
              Max height for 8” Stripstone (wallrock) is 2’.
              Follow same steps with 8” Stripstone.

                              

                    

    SEGMENTED RETAINING WALLS

     Ask about our next Free Installation Class 

                                               

    1. Stake out project and place a level string line at estimated final wall height; mark with pencil. Measure down in height of the stone increments to  determine placement of 1st coarse. Small walls require  ½ of the first coarse to be buried.
    2. Dig a trench a minimum of 12” wide by 6” deep. (ask associate for your wall)
    3. Pack the floor of your trench and add 2” crusher fines or road base. Wet crusher fines/roadbase and tamp.                                                                                      Note: Experts often use ¾" crushed granite instead of Road Base.                                  (SANTA FE SAND & GRAVEL RENTS PLATE COMPACTORS)
    4. Level the surface in both directions with a carpenter’s level. Replace a level Stringline where the top of your first course will be.
    5. Always begin at the lowest point of the wall. Position the stones side by side, Lip down on prepared base. For base course, break the lip off for easy leveling. Level each stone in both directions with torpedo level. Once base course is complete, continue assembling additional courses by positioning the stones in a staggered pattern to the coarse beneath.                                                                                                    (SANTA FE SAND & GRAVEL RENTS BLOCK SPLITTERS -OR- THEY WILL SPLIT/ SAW CUT BLOCKS FOR A NOMINAL CHARGE)
    6. For most walls, put 4 - 6” of ¾” crushed rock behind wall for drainage.
    7. Caps are available for most walls. RG Construction Adhesive is advised to keep the caps in one place.

     

              Note: If you need to install a tall wall, over 4’ please ask a sales  associate for details.  

             The use of geogrid is essential in larger walls  or walls with surface pressure.

     

             SEALERS, CLEANERS, TOOLS, AND MORE ARE AVAILABLE FOR RETAINING  

             WALL BLOCKS.

                                                     Block Price List  

     

    s TOPSOIL * PLANTERS MIX * COMPOST * MULCHES * BARKS * DECORATIVE STONES* BUILDING STONES * FLAGSTONES * BOULDERS * PAVERS * BLOCKS * SEALERS * TOOLS * EDGING * FABRIC * FIRE PITS

     

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