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02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 02:59 PM
Here are some pics of some of my work. there are more here..

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=227790

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 03:01 PM
Before..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3659.jpg
After..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3903.jpg

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 03:02 PM
Before..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3660.jpg
After.
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3901.jpg

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 03:03 PM
Before..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3661.jpg
After..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3900.jpg

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 03:04 PM
Before..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3662.jpg
After..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3899.jpg

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 03:05 PM
Before..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3663.jpg
After..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3898.jpg

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 03:07 PM
Before..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3665.jpg
After..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3896.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3897.jpg

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 03:09 PM
Before..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3666.jpg
After..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3893.jpg

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 03:10 PM
Before..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3669.jpg
After..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3892.jpg

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 03:12 PM
More..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3888.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3889.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3890.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3891.jpg

Even Cut Lawn Care
09-07-2008, 03:13 PM
Very Nice Work!!!

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 03:13 PM
Few more..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3894.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3895.jpg

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 03:14 PM
Very Nice Work!!!

Thanks Man!!!

iowa
09-07-2008, 04:09 PM
I hope that isn't polymeric sand that you have sitting on them WET pavers....

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 05:21 PM
I hope that isn't polymeric sand that you have sitting on them WET pavers....

Now do you think i would do that? No thats just regular Play Sand.

Green Team Landscaping
09-07-2008, 05:29 PM
Wow. Thats very impressive. If I were you I would make a folder of all of that work with the before and afters if you dont already because that stuff looks really nice.

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 07:07 PM
Wow. Thats very impressive. If I were you I would make a folder of all of that work with the before and afters if you dont already because that stuff looks really nice.

I always try to take the same pics before and after so i can put them in my portfolio..So the customers can see the differance.

Hardscaping
09-07-2008, 09:17 PM
Looks good just one question though with the front of the house planters how come half is squared and half is rounded why not just do all round or all square?


But the work looks like quality work and end result looks very nice.

got any during pictures so we can see the base of the pavers and the walls?

Travis E
09-07-2008, 09:21 PM
What type of wall block it that, I like the color, would like to see the looks of it dry.

PlatinumLandCon
09-07-2008, 09:22 PM
Why the trip step up to that little enclosed area off the patio? It looks like only 4" or so....

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 10:03 PM
Why the trip step up to that little enclosed area off the patio? It looks like only 4" or so....

That is the "Firepit"...The owner whated it like that with brick in it and higher than the the patio so he can put a shovel on that tripedge and broom the ashes in there...As much as i told him to just make a normal pit with sand in it he said NO..So I did exactly what he wanted. I know most of you are wondering how thats going to be a firepit but thats what he wanted.:dizzy:

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 10:05 PM
What type of wall block it that, I like the color, would like to see the looks of it dry.

Its "Creta" Made by Paveloc.

Sorry I have no Dry pics but I do have a dirty pic...

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3864.jpg
I will take some tomorrow and post them of it dry.

PlatinumLandCon
09-07-2008, 10:07 PM
That is the "Firepit"...The owner whated it like that with brick in it and higher than the the patio so he can put a shovel on that tripedge and broom the ashes in there...As much as i told him to just make a normal pit with sand in it he said NO..So I did exactly what he wanted. I know most of you are wondering how thats going to be a firepit but thats what he wanted.:dizzy:

Dude that was a big mistake, that block will crack and explode so fast! I hope he's not simply lighting a fire right in there. Do a bit of research on fire brick, fire pits, and the like... there are certain things you have to not build (I know, customer is king:dizzy:)

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 10:11 PM
Looks good just one question though with the front of the house planters how come half is squared and half is rounded why not just do all round or all square?


But the work looks like quality work and end result looks very nice.

got any during pictures so we can see the base of the pavers and the walls?

What the customer wants is what the customer gets..It is his money so you can't say No.
Also I think I looks good round and square...If you go to the first link I posted on the top you can see the base and other pics of my work.


http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3849.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3852.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3855.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3856.jpg

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 10:14 PM
What type of wall block it that, I like the color, would like to see the looks of it dry.

Another job I did...

Posting it so you can see the color of it dry...Same color "Fieldstone"
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3750.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3746.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3685.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/Duramax046.jpg

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 10:17 PM
Other job

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3768.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3818.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3820.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3819.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3821.jpg

Chris B.
09-07-2008, 10:18 PM
Great work man, looks really good.

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 10:19 PM
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3822.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3823.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3824.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3826.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3833.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3834.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3832.jpg

PlatinumLandCon
09-07-2008, 10:21 PM
What wall block is that? Looks like a 4x8x12 glue wall. Damn I hate those caps... they just look so akward. The work looks pretty decrnt though.

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 10:21 PM
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3836.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3808.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3800.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3796.jpg

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 10:23 PM
What wall block is that? Looks like a 4x8x12 glue wall. Damn I hate those caps... they just look so akward. The work looks pretty decrnt though.

from which one the first job or the second job with unilock?

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 10:24 PM
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3788.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3789.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3787.jpg

02DURAMAX
09-07-2008, 10:25 PM
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3791.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3790.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd252/002DURAMAX/CIMG3785.jpg

PatriotLandscape
09-07-2008, 10:51 PM
Why don't you use poly sand?

Hardscaping
09-08-2008, 12:06 AM
that work looks good

02DURAMAX
09-08-2008, 01:33 AM
Dude that was a big mistake, that block will crack and explode so fast! I hope he's not simply lighting a fire right in there. Do a bit of research on fire brick, fire pits, and the like... there are certain things you have to not build (I know, customer is king:dizzy:)

I know...I told him not to burn on top of it, So he is buying a Grill so the fire will never actualy burn on the brick only the ashes will fall on it..:dizzy:

02DURAMAX
09-08-2008, 01:36 AM
Why don't you use poly sand?

I do when the customer want to pay for it...If not they just get play sand.

02DURAMAX
09-08-2008, 01:38 AM
What wall block is that? Looks like a 4x8x12 glue wall. Damn I hate those caps... they just look so akward. The work looks pretty decrnt though.

Its "Olde Quarry" From Unilock.

PatriotLandscape
09-08-2008, 05:50 PM
I do when the customer want to pay for it...If not they just get play sand.

Why would you not just sell it as a benefit of using your company? on that job it might add $30 in parts. Just add it in and make them feel great bout the purchase.

What do you tell them about having weeds and ants in the pavement?

Adam's Lawn and Garden
09-08-2008, 06:25 PM
Did you guys use fabric under that stuff? Not trying to sound dumb, I just didn't see any.

Adam

02DURAMAX
09-08-2008, 08:46 PM
Why would you not just sell it as a benefit of using your company? on that job it might add $30 in parts. Just add it in and make them feel great bout the purchase.

What do you tell them about having weeds and ants in the pavement?

I do use it at times but both of these customers didn't want it.

02DURAMAX
09-08-2008, 08:48 PM
Did you guys use fabric under that stuff? Not trying to sound dumb, I just didn't see any.

Adam

Under what?..Or do you mean behind the walls?..Yes we did put fabric behind it.

Adam's Lawn and Garden
09-08-2008, 09:15 PM
Under the patio, and I think it's supposed to be under the walls isn't it? I don't know we need someone to verify. I just always thought they were supposed to have them.

mzgloves20
09-08-2008, 10:00 PM
What block is that...love the color

PlatinumLandCon
09-08-2008, 10:13 PM
Under what?..Or do you mean behind the walls?..Yes we did put fabric behind it.

no, a geo-textile structural seperation membrane between the sub soil and base. It prevents base migration into the sub soil.

Adam's Lawn and Garden
09-08-2008, 10:19 PM
From what I always thought isn't it supposed to go between the compacted soil and compacted base? On both patios and walls. I had a client get one put in by a local company and it's already sank and we're 95% sure that's what happened.

Adam

GreenMonster
09-08-2008, 10:20 PM
polysand & geo-tex should be standard components of a paver installation. don't give customer the option. tell them you're using it, and why. don't let them tell you to take it out to save $. silly

overall, finished quality looks nice. not loving the firepit design. looks a little choppy, and doesn't really look like a fire pit. I would also mitre those caps on the 90 corners. the steps on those little Unilock walls made me puke in my mouth.

The patio with the columns is the nicest of the bunch.

mzgloves20
09-08-2008, 10:26 PM
Nevermind... answered myown question by reading the whole post...lol

PlatinumLandCon
09-08-2008, 10:27 PM
polysand & geo-tex should be standard components of a paver installation. don't give customer the option. tell them you're using it, and why. don't let them tell you to take it out to save $. silly

overall, finished quality looks nice. not loving the firepit design. looks a little choppy, and doesn't really look like a fire pit. I would also mitre those caps on the 90 corners. the steps on those little Unilock walls made me puke in my mouth.

The patio with the columns is the nicest of the bunch.

Yeah, basically ditto that for me. Don't use those stupid trapeziod caps man.

Adam's Lawn and Garden
09-08-2008, 11:01 PM
I don't know much about hardscaping but will not using the geotext always result in sinking? Or is this a bad case scenario at the house I mowed at where the guy didn't use it?

Adam

02DURAMAX
09-09-2008, 08:13 AM
What block is that...love the color

Its "Creta" from paveloc.

02DURAMAX
09-09-2008, 08:17 AM
polysand & geo-tex should be standard components of a paver installation. don't give customer the option. tell them you're using it, and why. don't let them tell you to take it out to save $. silly

overall, finished quality looks nice. not loving the firepit design. looks a little choppy, and doesn't really look like a fire pit. I would also mitre those caps on the 90 corners. the steps on those little Unilock walls made me puke in my mouth.

The patio with the columns is the nicest of the bunch.

I know that was not my Idea for the firpit. The owner insisted in it being like that. Some we do the 90 corners and some not. About the steps the owner on that one at the last minute asked it we could put a step in there.