Monday, July 23, 2012

Reclaimed Cobblestones



Our driveway materials have been delivered! 


We decided to go with a combination of cobblestone + crushed stone to pave the new driveway.  Living in the Philadelphia area, we had the option of buying new cobblestones (cut uniformly and ready for installation, like these)...  or, we could go with reclaimed cobblestones (recycled from paving projects around the area).   As you may have guessed, Dave and I opted for the reclaimed.  They're about the same price as new cobbles, and we love the worn surfaces and irregular shapes.  Fast forward to this week, and there are 1500 reclaimed cobblestones sitting in a pile in the middle of the backyard.


This weekend, we spent some time sorting our new (old) cobbles.  Grouping them by size and stacking them smooth side up.  Each block is made of solid granite and weighs about 30 pounds!  So, needless to say, I'm feeling pretty strong this morning (and quite sore...  where's the Advil?).



sorted cobblestones



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6 comments:

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

30 pounds each! But they look amazing so well worth it. Your driveway is going to have such character.

redbrickbuilding said...

This is so exciting. The reclaimed cobbles look great! Looking forward to seeing them in place...

redbrickbuilding said...

The is really exciting. The reclaimed cobbles look great! Looking forward to seeing how the driveway turns out...

Sara said...

Love the driveway updates. And who knew you could buy reclaimed cobblestones - I'm gonna look into that!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Well, all this hard work will reward you with strong arms and a beautiful driveway!

Liz

Holly said...

Wow, that must have been a workout - I'm sore just looking at the formation. But it's going to look so good.

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