Wieght of Paving Stone
I need to remove approx. 800sf of interlocking 2 3/8″ patio pavers from an 18th floor patio. Can anyone give me an approx weight per sq ft? (Getting them down ain’t gonna be as easy as it was getting them up there 20 years ago with a tower crane!)
Wadda ya talkin about? Haven't you heard of this thing called "gravity"? And it's free!
I figure about 20 lbs/sqft. depending though on what the paver is made of. It's like you're asking how much a bucket of rocks weigh.
I am guessing you're asking in order to figure out how many elevator loads you have. When you load the elevator, be sure to distribute the weight evenly, rather than loading everything along the rear, or left walls..
You can simplify the job by creating "units" that can be grouped to create one elevator load but can be carried by one person to load and unload a transport or be carried up or down stairs. Think dollys or hand trucks laid flat (like the ones UPS uses). But I am sure you already knew this.
If you know your lumber yard guys pretty well you might ask to borrow a hand truck or flat bed for an afternoon opposed to renting one, we had to do this once and since most of our lumber comes from on place the and the boss and the owner knew each other he let us have one for the afternoon
Typical concrete is 155 pounds per cubic foot. I'm guessing that paving blocks are pretty close to full density, so call it 31 pounds per square foot.
The ones I use are 27.44 lbs./sq.ft. You've got about 11 tons of pavers, plus whatever was used under them as a setting bed.
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm impressed.
Frankie, you think the whole building is engineered for loads like that?
How bout piling them in the hall with a note "Please take one each trip down?"
How bout piling them in the hall with a note "Please take one each trip down?" "
Yeah, that'll work! Or you could rent a pulverizor and flush them down the toilet!
How bout hanging a sign in the Laundry Room. "Pavers for Sale. All you can handle. Cheap. Priced to move. Get 'em while they last!"
Har, har, har!
Wrap them in some birthday paper and put then in the hall with a sigh UPS pick up. They will be gone in an hour.
Can't you rent a disposal chute and dumpster?
Which weighs more, a pound of paving stone, or a pound of feathers?Your village just called. They're missing an idiot.