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kootoomootoo
06-29-2005, 10:44 PM
Last weeks work....

kootoomootoo
06-29-2005, 10:45 PM
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kootoomootoo
06-29-2005, 10:48 PM
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kootoomootoo
06-29-2005, 10:55 PM
Customer wanted something a little different for the steps.........We (myself and my 3 yr old) installed landscape lighting last night to accent all the pillars and a few trees out of pic.

grassyfras
06-29-2005, 11:07 PM
Sweet! where did you learn how to do that??

Drew Gemma
06-29-2005, 11:11 PM
what type of block is that

mbella
06-29-2005, 11:43 PM
Kootoo, the only thing I don't like is the trip step at the bottom. I would have calculated the steps so that there were even rise steps. Otherwise, it looks pretty good.

steve in Pa.
06-30-2005, 12:00 AM
i agree with mbella about the last step. we always try to have around a 6" step on all stairs.

hole in one lco
06-30-2005, 12:13 AM
Thats a nice improvement from the 100.0 steps they had before. I see some one laying in the new planting after the barbecue :)

kootoomootoo
06-30-2005, 12:32 AM
Kootoo, the only thing I don't like is the trip step at the bottom. I would have calculated the steps so that there were even rise steps. Otherwise, it looks pretty good.


I was waiting for the mbella critique about the trip step............ :) I could have easily added another inch to the rise or rip off some siding to get rid of it and I did think long and hard about it but it was left this way to give it a custom feel. Customer wanted something different....
Personally I like it.....walked up and down it without tripping

Sold the house next door while we were worlking out there and he wants the identical patio/steps......had to convince him to change minor stuff....

MarcusLndscp
06-30-2005, 09:27 PM
Talk about starting with a blank canvas.....looks pretty good.

gslawncare
07-01-2005, 01:54 AM
How do you get it so flat. I've tried do a couple of really small jobs, 100 sq ft, and 150 sq ft and it just doesn't come out right. I get the leveling part, but when the block go down, it just doesn't come out right, will you help explain, please.

bigviclbi
07-01-2005, 03:31 AM
good point about the trip step...actually just installed one and sometimes with the measurements you have you do get stuck if the people want a specific amount of steps. My stoop ended up being only 32" usually it has to be 36" by code but not in this town.

kootoomootoo
07-01-2005, 08:23 PM
How do you get it so flat. I've tried do a couple of really small jobs, 100 sq ft, and 150 sq ft and it just doesn't come out right. I get the leveling part, but when the block go down, it just doesn't come out right, will you help explain, please.

Lots of string lines......probably run 10 or so lines across it... neighbors kept coming over....to quote one ...he said it looked like a friggin dance floor it was so flat.... :)

RedWingsDet
07-01-2005, 10:25 PM
that looks outstanding. I think someone else asked, but I did not see the reply, or maybe I just did not read carefully.... What kind of block is that?

Frontier-Lawn
07-01-2005, 11:38 PM
Kootoo, the only thing I don't like is the trip step at the bottom. I would have calculated the steps so that there were even rise steps. Otherwise, it looks pretty good.


your talkin like something like this instead?

mbella
07-01-2005, 11:54 PM
your talkin like something like this instead?

Exactly. Much better. I can think of many features to add for a custom job. A trip step isn't one of them.

redoak77
07-03-2005, 08:38 PM
so what was the final price tag on that project?

MudFoot
07-03-2005, 10:03 PM
Awesome job! Whoa.

n2h20
07-03-2005, 11:09 PM
the new steps look way better.

GreenMonster
07-03-2005, 11:29 PM
wow. That's a big a$$ patio! Musta been one of those customers that says "I don't want any grass to take care of" :rolleyes:

Looks good. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the pillars on the stairs. To me, pillars seem kinda formal, and the way they are offset to the door (not the opening, but to the entire door) seems asymetrical and a little off-balance to my warped mind.

Other than that...... nice. :)

Green Goblin
07-05-2005, 10:51 PM
ON that castlerok do you stack stone completely up or backfill with DGA behind the stones to save cost? On the step and stoop portions. I know you don't on the pillars.