The best form of compaction is water and time. Our 6' wand allows you to infuse water into the deepest crevasses.
Examples: Bulk heads, new pools, or newly dug trenches.
When it comes to installing pavers, accuracy is vital.
Set the height of your base & sand up against a fixed edge
Reduces the need for skilled grading labor by using a tool & system
Top tab made for a magnetic torpedo level
NOTE: Different sized pavers will compact to various depths. Wider joints can also affect compaction. We suggest doing a small test section.
After determining what thickness of paver you are using, simply loosen the knobs on the gauge and slide the plates up or down until the desired measurement (in millimeters) appears in one of the view panels. Line the points of the opposite window up with the mark that makes the two plates parallel. Bring your compacted base material close to its finished grade. Now place the side of the Quick-E-Gauge that says "BASE" onto the fixed surface you want to abutt. Strike off the gravel to produce a perfect final grade.
Next, set your 1" screed pipe, and check your height using the opposite side of the Quick-E-Gauge. The bottom of the sand side of the gauge should just touch the top of your screed rails. After the sand is roughly screeded, go back and use the "SAND" side of the gauge to be sure that your heights are perfect. Please note that the measurements are calculated for use with 1" screed rails. If you choose a different diameter screed rail, you will have to adjust the height of your Quick-E-Gauge accordingly.
To use the Quick-E-Sand Plow simply loosen the two large black knobs and slide the plate up or down until the desired paver height (in millimeters) is lined up with the top of the plate. By doing this, you will automatically be set to the correct height if you are using 1" screed pipes. Once set, firmly drag the Quick-E-Sand Plow along the edge of your paver surface to plow the sand away and expose the compacted gravel below. This prepares a perfect base on which the PVC edging is to rest and get spiked into. Be sure to keep the plow firmly against the paver edge at all times. Calibrated for depths from 2-3/4" to 6" (7 cm to 15 cm).
The chain is used as an offset or layout guide for the wall being built.
After compacting the excavated subsoil for your retaining wall, bring the base material to within 1/2" of grade. Lay the Quick-E-Wall Screed chains out in the desired line or curve of the wall. Next set the grade for each of the screed pipes. Each pipe should be checked at both ends for the proper hieght and will have to be "dug" in to ensure that the top of pipe is at grade. Screed the gravel to finished height and lightly tamp it to firm it up. Spread a light covering of bedding sand over the entire area and screed off to grade. Gently place your first course of retaining wall block using the chain as an offset guide and flipping each screed pipe out of the way as you proceed down the wall. Leave the last screed pipe in place and move the chain and pipes into place for the next section of wall. Confirm that the first course of the wall is perfectly level in every direction, using a 6' aluminum level.
The flexibility of the chains can also help you lay out the curves in any paver installation. Simply lay the chain in a nice, flowing arc. Using your cut off saw, score the surface of the pavers using your Quick-E-Wall Screed as a +/- ½” offset. Finish the cut as usual.