I think I know the answer here but just want to run this up the flagpole with you guys.
We’re building a walk with 4X8 Cambridge brick-like pavers. The field is a 45 degree herringbone pattern and the borders are sailors.
The walk is about 70′ long and has a slight curve in it. For about 30′ the herringbone pattern is straight but then slightly bends to one side so it’s off of straight by about 6-8″ at the end. The inherent curve in the walk layout hides this somewhat (no border installed yet) but the landscaper says that’s as straight as he can get it.
It’s really not a big deal with this curved walk (although it bothers me) but the driveway in front will be all straight edges. A curve in the field pattern there (we’re using the cambridge Cobble III pattern there -8″ octagon pieces with smaller square pieces) would look terrible against the straight 6X6 border pieces or the garage front.
Talked to the folks at Cambridge and their rep and they all say the pattern should be straight, accomplished with a string line 3″ above the sand. The rep may come out on Monday.
Here’s a photo. Best I could get with the tree shadow and shallow camera depth of field. No sailor border installed yet.
Thanks for any observations.