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PerfiCut L&L
08-30-2008, 10:36 AM
Heres one we started last week and just finished up on. Started out to be just a small patio off the lower basement, with a deck coming out of the kitchen slider. They then opted to go with stone instead of decking but needed to keep to a fairly tight budget. We had a couple designs with varying step patterns and landings but this was the cheapest of the three so they opted this setup. As you can see, we ended up with two patio connected with a small walkway.

We will be coming back to do the landscaping after they pick their greenery. Also, looking to get the front done as well, looking forward to that.

Customer is exremely excited, and has invited us back for a cookout, once they get their furniture.

Anyhow, just thought I'd share some of pictures.

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mrusk
08-30-2008, 10:39 AM
You could of saved them money by not building a wall around that patio. a 12" Wall is pointless. Just grade up to it.

PerfiCut L&L
08-30-2008, 10:42 AM
Will keep that in mind next time. We actually had about 15" of grade change we had to account for so we opted to put in a small wall and increase the patio pitch to mimize the drop off.

akb25
08-30-2008, 11:13 AM
Looks great!

How do you handle the points where the block wall meets the siding?

Do you strip the siding and flash accordingly or build the structure far enough away from the house to allow ventilation and drainage.

Just curious, information for little details like that can be hard to find yet give a job its quality.

Thanks,


Aaron

PerfiCut L&L
08-30-2008, 11:17 AM
Depends on whats behind it. In this case, cut away the siding where the steps are and sealed accordingly. The wall at the top of the landing is simply butted up against the corner siding. The landing is where the siding stops.

Mike33
08-30-2008, 02:11 PM
Looks nice, wondering about the wall (height ) around upper steps. Did you use pedistal method for your steps?
mike

bigviclbi
08-30-2008, 02:13 PM
Looks good I don't think I'm crazy about those steps, not workmanship-wise just aesthetically. I would of used a grey trex decking with white azek boards, looks like a little too much stone. But nice job.

PerfiCut L&L
08-30-2008, 02:19 PM
The upper wall is 30" high.

Hardscaping
08-30-2008, 03:13 PM
now you just need to convince to them to let you build a bbq holder with blocks to finish the look.

PerfiCut L&L
08-30-2008, 07:59 PM
now you just need to convince to them to let you build a bbq holder with blocks to finish the look.

We will be back to build an bar on the lower level patio which will have a bbq.

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The neighbor apparently has inquired about possibly getting a patio put in as well. From what I hear, he isnt willing to pay though. My customer says his neighbor is going to try it himself. This ought to be good.

Hardscaping
08-30-2008, 08:20 PM
yeah just i wouldn't waste to much time if he asks for a price just tell him a price make sure you will make money if he tries to haggle you say to him you have already seen the work you do and it is well worth what you are charging. If he wants it done right then he will pay for it. Also if he asks for some pointers tell him they cost money.

Mike33
08-30-2008, 10:32 PM
yea, im not sure about the steps and wall there my self. Again not what you built i think its out of place trex would of looked nice. But what the heck we are in business to make money and if h/o like it and you made money who cares what i like. Nice job.
mike

PatriotLandscape
08-31-2008, 01:47 PM
I think the stairs look good. I like the radius wall.

YardPro
08-31-2008, 05:51 PM
how did you reinforce that radiused wall at the corner of the stairs and the house????

that is too tall to be that close to the house......

Mike33
08-31-2008, 10:25 PM
how did you reinforce that radiused wall at the corner of the stairs and the house????

that is too tall to be that close to the house......

I was thinking the same thing.
Mike

PerfiCut L&L
09-01-2008, 08:17 PM
We used geogrid on 4 seperate courses running the entire 8' in length of the landing. including the steps. We have two courses of geogrid installed perpendicular as the landing makes the curve. The steps each have a two courses, half of onse showing and one beneath to help establish lateral support and prevent shifting should a cap come lose.