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Brianslawn
06-04-2006, 01:29 AM
or more like a couple rich kids whose daddys are rich builders?

looks like a classic design to me!!

Brianslawn
06-04-2006, 01:31 AM
aint water supposed to run toward the drain?

Brianslawn
06-04-2006, 01:39 AM
this design is so classic, we sink walkers (on top of wall) during the drought.

ONLY drain runs back into puddle zone. that drain is few inches higher than puddle/sinkhole zone so not much water even goes into drain to begin with.

these clasic designing kids at least made it look pretty for a stooopid trophy wife..... until she asked me why does her yard look like crap.

Brianslawn
06-04-2006, 01:41 AM
isnt there some wall-cap blocks that wouldve went good with this lowballed classic design???

pondfishr
06-04-2006, 01:46 AM
It really gripes my butt to see people do things like that. But it makes the ones that do things right stand out. If happens in every industry. I am
glad those guys are not building airplanes or performing surgery.

Brianslawn
06-04-2006, 02:01 AM
It really gripes my butt to see people do things like that. But it makes the ones that do things right stand out. If happens in every industry. I am
glad those guys are not building airplanes or performing surgery.


their daddys are rich enough they probably will be before they are old enough to drink.

carcrz
06-04-2006, 10:11 AM
you know what would look kind of nice, put a row of flowers in that area where they neglected to put caps on. Much cheaper & would add some color instead of the dead grass.

South Florida Lawns
06-04-2006, 11:17 PM
looks shitty to me.

all new homes in florida have poor drainage.

I get stuck all the time.

Mike33
06-04-2006, 11:34 PM
You cant knock the wall w/o the cap. I have built a few walls and the customer could not afford the caps and really they can go on any time. 1 of the first walls i built a young couple had young kids and they had a large stone wall falling in on there small yard. The owner would not allow there kids to play in the yard due to the danger of the existing wall. He had to actually finance the wall i built and to save cost we did not cap the wall due to it was a 700.00 savings that was much needed for this couples much needed budget. The wall being higher than the grade, well al ot of block manufactures recomend this.
mike

i_plant_art
06-05-2006, 12:23 AM
You cant knock the wall w/o the cap. I have built a few walls and the customer could not afford the caps and really they can go on any time.

yes they can knock a wall w/o the cap .... thats freaking crazy in time that "cap" that it on there is going to fall off/get pushed off by the settling of the soil. if the customer cant afford to have the caps put on then why did/would you even build it? if your going to do it do it right or not at all. yeah ive had people want to save money on caps.. and yeah i passed on installing the job im not going to do something halfa$$ and let it come back to haunt me later on down the road. sure the caps can go on at anytime but its fast easier and better for them to go on when the wall is built. like i was saying before why sacrifice quality for a few bucks? its not worth it. if someone doesnt want yo u to do the/your job the right way walk away from it. its not worth it. plus it makes you look bad having not done something fully the way it should be.

Brianslawn
06-05-2006, 02:04 AM
You cant knock the wall w/o the cap. I have built a few walls and the customer could not afford the caps and really they can go on any time. 1 of the first walls i built a young couple had young kids and they had a large stone wall falling in on there small yard. The owner would not allow there kids to play in the yard due to the danger of the existing wall. He had to actually finance the wall i built and to save cost we did not cap the wall due to it was a 700.00 savings that was much needed for this couples much needed budget. The wall being higher than the grade, well al ot of block manufactures recomend this.
mike


was it built by these same kids. this wall was built when house was built. house sold for $300k+. which isnt enough money for a builder to spend $500 on cap blocks

Mike33
06-05-2006, 11:30 PM
I think some of you did not understand my comment. Yes, i think this job looks like crap. How ever i do my job right and out of my 150 plus walls i have the 1 i spoke about with out caps. I have in expensive white sand stone the top 2" of the block and 2' behind edged with the stone the job looks good and it is built correct. It was a situation i knew the customer and could not afford the caps at the time but had an emergency situation in his yard. There are no danger that i created in this job at it looks fine. I use allen block with a good lip system and that wall is there to stay w or w/o a cap.
Mike

Mike33
06-05-2006, 11:37 PM
yes they can knock a wall w/o the cap .... thats freaking crazy in time that "cap" that it on there is going to fall off/get pushed off by the settling of the soil. if the customer cant afford to have the caps put on then why did/would you even build it? if your going to do it do it right or not at all. yeah ive had people want to save money on caps.. and yeah i passed on installing the job im not going to do something halfa$$ and let it come back to haunt me later on down the road. sure the caps can go on at anytime but its fast easier and better for them to go on when the wall is built. like i was saying before why sacrifice quality for a few bucks? its not worth it. if someone doesnt want yo u to do the/your job the right way walk away from it. its not worth it. plus it makes you look bad having not done something fully the way it should be.
I dont get it? your comment that cap that is on there will fall off. The pic i looked at i did not see a cap.
Mike