I want to pour a concrete driveway, how deep should the concrete be poured?
What type of material do recommend as a base under a concrete slab?
Can I lay a brick patio on sand base?
What do you recommend for a parking area that gets muddy during the winter rains?
What type of gravel do you recommend for a French drain system?
What type of sand should I use to fill my child’s sand box?
What are the ways I can buy Lyngso products and bring them home?
I want to put in a flagstone patio, can Lyngso help me figure out what I need?
Does Lyngso carry sealers for stone?
Does Lyngso sell "Ready-Mix concrete"? Does Lyngso deliver it?
Does Lyngso batch colored concrete? What colors are available?
Can I select just a few pieces of stone for my project?
Where can I see Lyngso’s products displayed?
I noticed that Lyngso carries a wide selection of Path Fines, what colors do you have?
What if I need a very large quantity of materials, does Lyngso off discounts?
Is there a way to put a strong and durable joint filler in paver and flagstone joints?
You carry cut Connecticut Bluestone Pavers, there are two thicknesses what’s the difference?
How do I install a walkway with path fines?
Is there anything I can add to the Path Fines to bind it together and make it more stable?
For driveways we recommend that the concrete be 5” to 6”deep. A 5” depth is sufficient for light vehicular traffic. A 6” depth is for heavier vehicular traffic. Under both depths should be enough compacted base rock to properly support the concrete. We recommend 8” or more of the compacted base rock, compacted in 4” lifts.
The recommended strength for a driveway concrete is 3,000 PSI. The corresponding mix is a six sack ¾ mix, which is: six 94 pound sacks of Portland Cement per yard of sand and gravel mix, batched with ¾” aggregate.
We recommend that you use a highly compactable material such as Class 2 Base Rock. Our Class 2 Base Rock is a recycled product that compacts very well and provides a solid foundation for your concrete. For walkways, patios or sidewalks a depth of 4” is recommended, for driveways a depth of 8” or more is recommended.
Yes, you can lay brick on sand. You will still need a prepared base of Class 2 Base Rock under the sand. The depth of the sand should be about 1 ½”. We recommend a coarse sand, either our Concrete Sand or #2 Plaster Sand. Both compact and drain well. If you are leaving a gap between the brick you can use the #2 Plaster Sand to fill in the gaps. If you are installing the brick without a joint then you will want to use a fine sand such as our #1 Olympia Sand. Spread the sand over all the surface then sweep the sand back and forth allowing the sand to fill the gaps between the brick.
If you don't want to pave it with concrete or asphalt we recommend applying a 3"-4" layer of ¾” Crushed Drain Rock before it rains. It would be an excellent choice because it is a very hard rock and being an angular, crushed rock it will compact and lock together providing a stable, clean, mud free parking area. This is also a great material for filling muddy potholes.
We recommend a ¾” or 1 ½” round gravel. Rounded gravel provides the optimum space for the water to travel through the drainage system. Perforated Drain pipe will pick up the water in the trench and with the aid of gravity move the water to a more desired place on your property. We strongly recommend that you envelope your drainage system with Mirafi, a filter fabric that will allow for water into the drainage stem but keep silt from entering the system. Keeping the gravel clean will allow the water to flow with out being impeded.
The sand most widely used in play structure areas and sand boxes is our #2 Plaster Sand. This is coarse, washed sand with a minimum of fines, limiting what might stick to your child’s clothes. This sand molds easily, so it’s the ideal sand for building sand castles.
There are four (4) ways to choose from. First you can come in and bag up any of our materials in Lyngso U-Sack bags, load them in to your car and bring them home. You can bring in a pick-up truck and Lyngso can load the material you want in the quantity you want and you can bring the material home. If you can’t get a pick-up or own a pick-up truck don’t worry Lyngso has a fleet of dump trucks we rent. These trucks have automatic transmissions and are very easy to drive. We will instruct you on how to operate the truck, load you and you can take your material home. The rental fleet has some 4 ton and 5 ton trucks, just right for the project that needs a lot of material. The last method is for Lyngso to deliver it to you. Lyngso has delivery trucks that can haul up to four (4) different types of materials in one load. It is simple, fast and you can leave the work to us.
Yes, our sales staff is ready and equipped to assist you and advise you. For more detailed help and to get suggestions we have available to you for some experienced sales staff that work with contractors, architects and designers, and are ready to assist homeowners as well. You can sit down with them for some one on one time and explore the options Lyngso has for you. Our staff can help you with selecting materials and figuring out how much you will need.
Lyngso carries several types of sealers for you to choose from. Sealers that leave a shine on the surface and sealers that penetrate the stone and leave no surface barrier. Sealers that are water based and sealers that are lacquer based. Sealers that darken the appearance of the stone and sealers that are invisible. Each sealer provides a slightly different seal but each provides a user friendly approach to sealing stone. Lyngso has small sample bottles of most of the sealers we sell, come in and we will give you a sample to take home and try so you can decide which sealer works best for you.
Yes, Lyngso sells Ready-Mix concrete. Our batch plant produces high quality Ready mix Concrete that can be used for Foundations, footings, Slabs and we also “Sand Slurry Mix’ for filling in voids. Our batch plant operates from Monday through Saturday 7 am to 3:30 pm and on Sundays from 8 am to 2:30 pm. Lyngso can batch as little as ¼ yard up to 2 ½ yards in ¼ yard increments. Lyngso does not deliver Ready-Mix Concrete, but we have a fleet of specially designed trucks that you can rent to haul home your Ready-Mix concrete load. Our fleet consists of two sizes of trucks, our smaller truck can haul up to 1 ½ yards per load and the larger truck up to 2 ½ yards per load. Our batch plant staff will instruct you on their operation.
Yes, we can mix just about any available color in your concrete. We do have special times we mix colored concrete. The times are 6:30 am, you would need to come in and arrange this time the day before so we can make sure the color is sent to the batch plant so it is ready for the early batch time. The later time is at the end of the batch day 3:30 pm. The reason we have these times only is because after colored concrete is batched our mixer drum must be cleaned thoroughly and that takes extra time. The only color we can batch at any time is Black. The colors Lyngso stocks are in the Black, Brown, Tan, Beige and Red range. Lyngso also has a color guide for you to look at to see what color and shade you want. Concrete colors listed on the chart are just an approximate shade of what you may expect. Due to the variable nature of concrete and the materials that make up concrete the shades will vary from the chart.
Lyngso sells most all stone by the piece or by the pallet. All stone is sold by weight not by piece. The price per ton and the price per pound work out to cost you the same. The benefit for buying a full pallet is that we offer a 5% discount on all full pallet purchases.
As you already know our website affords you the ease of being home and browsing the site and seeing what we carry. If you want a good look at the stock then I suggest you come to our yard and tour the products so you can see up close and feel the products. Then go in to our Display Garden, look at all the walls and paving and boulders. You can get a sense of what some of Lyngso’s materials might look like in your landscape.
First, Lyngso carries eight different colors of Path fines-
Sunset Gold, Tan, Gray, Rose, Brown, Blue (Blue Gray), Black (Charcoal),Taffy (Light Cream Color)
Lyngso offers “Direct” pricing, where the material goes from the quarry direct to your job. Some of the products we offer direct pricing on are; Top soil (20 yd loads), Barks (50 and 100 yard loads) Soil Amendments (some as little as 40 yards up to over 100 yards per load) Sands and Gravels (24 tons per truck load) and selected Boulders and Wall Rocks (24 tons per load). You will need to call in and speak to one of our sales staff so we can figure out what the discounted price will be.
Yes, Lyngso carries a specific joint sand for between pavers and one for between flagstone. The product for between the pavers is a Polymeric Sand which applied properly leaves a hard durable and attractive joint appearance. For flagstone we carry a product called Gator Dust, like the Polymeric Sand for between pavers it provides a tough, hard an attractive joint appearance.
The thinner or 1” thickness (actually ¾”-1 ¼” range) is primarily used as mortar set on top of concrete. This type application gives the support to handle heavier traffic without cracking. The thicker on 1 ½” (actually 1 ¼”-2 ½” range) is primarily used when you want to sand set the stone on a compacted base. Both are Saw Cut, Natural Cleft Top Sandstone.
Path fines can be an easy, economical, and an artful way to spruce up your outdoor living areas. You can use them in combination with other pathway materials to create a unique design. You can also use them as a lower cost material that will set and lock into place fairly nicely for a strong, flat, very utilitarian walkway path or walking area.
Regardless of how you use them, they have a common installation method that with a few tweaks can work easily in special applications like sinking flagstone steppers or using multiple colors inside the same area. That basic installation method and a few tips is what i"ll lay out for you in easy to follow way below.
The first thing that you need to do after you've picked your material and had it delivered (At Lyngso we have 8 colors of path fines to choose from), is prepare your site. Path fines for patios and walkways are generally laid upon 4" of base rock with 2" of path fines on top of it. So if you are going to make the top level with the rest of the area it will be set into then it will require you to dig down to accomodate the depth of the materials.
You'll also want to set a slight slope to ensure that water doesn't set on top of the path fines as moisture loosens the bond of the path fines after it dries and the less water that sits on it the better off you'll be. 1 to 2 percent is generally the rule of thumb for slope; you just want to make sure the water runs off and make sure it runs away from where you don't want it, like your foundation.
Setting the base rock is easy. You want to dump it into your prepped area in 2" high increments. The easiest way is to pile in a bunch then run a long straight edge over the pile (called screeding) leveling it to a 2" height. After that you want to compact the base rock till it's solidly in place. This can be done with a hand tamper or with a vibratory plate tamper. If you have a larger area the recommendation is the vibratory plate tamper. After you've done the first lift of base rock then do another 2" lift for the base of your patio or pathway (6" to 8" for driveways).
After you get the base in the path fines go next. Make a pile of the path fines and hollow out the center like you would if you where making pasta. Then put some water in the center and start pulling in the fines a little at a time from around the outside edge. Continue to add water and mix until the path fines look like oatmeal, then spread it out and screed it to level then wet it down just a little more until just before puddles start to form on the top of the path fines. Then using a garden roller (wetting it down before starting), and roll the material flat. If the path fines stick to the roller then the fines are too wet. Just let it set until it dries a bit. Continue till you're done.
You can do the same with flagstone steppers inserted by setting and leveling the flagstone in before setting and rolling the path fines and using multiple colors. Just set up a border between the two colors and mix and roll them separately.
We sell a product called “ Stabilizer”, it is a 100% organic material that when mixed in with path fines creates a more stable erosion resistant and firm surface than plain path fines. Lyngso can mix this material in to your path fines for a nominal fee.
The one issue that stabilizer does not eliminate is tracking, loose particles on the surface may attach themselves to a shoe or pets paws and be brought on to another surface.