View Full Version : Hardscaping Pictures

03-28-2009, 02:25 PM
Been running around the forum today checking out the endless amounts of pictures and information. Looks like it will take a while to go through it all. Here are some hardscaping pictures. Any feedback is welcome.






Dustin Garcia
C&C Landscaping

03-28-2009, 04:00 PM
Looks nice. You guys do good work :)

wurkn with amish
03-29-2009, 05:51 PM
like the natural steps and the waterfeature

03-29-2009, 07:12 PM
I do like that waterfall, nice job. Is that waterslide in the first pic? Looks like the tube is too small almost. Also looks kinda silly but we all know some customers are kooky

03-30-2009, 03:03 PM
Yea...customer request. In a perfect world they would have allowed us to make a gunnite slide and a rock mountain to go with it. I am not a huge fan of the slide but /shrug. You can only protect your customer from themselves to a certain degree.

03-30-2009, 03:04 PM
These are the slides we prefer to build if the customer will part with the cash.

03-30-2009, 03:35 PM
Yuck, paver steps! Plus, the bottom step isn't even staggered. Otherwise it looks VERY nice.

03-31-2009, 03:03 AM
Wow, that stuff is absolutely breathtaking. I love it.

03-31-2009, 06:43 AM
Wow, that stuff is absolutely breathtaking. I love it.

Yeah, I'm impressed ... especially with the YouTube video !!

03-31-2009, 08:51 AM
Beautiful stuff. I've got nothing against paver steps. Looks great!

04-01-2009, 06:10 PM
Yuck, paver steps! Plus, the bottom step isn't even staggered. Otherwise it looks VERY nice.

Yeah I noticed that as well,should use large capstones for that.

Otherwise good work.

11-20-2009, 12:25 AM
water feature is nice, but i just don't like the rocks just lined up down the stream like that....kinda gives a manufactured look

11-21-2009, 11:48 AM
It looks great...wish I had it at my house! My back yard would allow for all that to take place not to mention I wouldn't be able to get a pool deep enough to dive into from that height. Living on the beach does have its limitations. The one question I have on those steps is why is the first tread different than the second tread?

11-23-2009, 01:45 AM
Anybody know what he has growing on the steps in that second picture? I like that look.

wurkn with amish
11-23-2009, 03:46 PM
^^^ looks like some type of sedum groundcover.

11-30-2009, 06:01 PM
The work looks great. Here is a trick for working with risers of different heights to keep a continuous rise so no one breaks their neck on the 1-3" variability. I figure out my rise, say 6", and go to the quarry or stone yard and pick all my risers with 6" minimum thickness... as well as a consistent shape. I lay my thickest riser first for my foundation stone, as well as the widest. If my next riser is 7 3/8" thick and uneven, I will mark and cut the bottom of the riser with my 14" demo saw. Then use chisels to pitch the stone along the line. My minimum overlap is 2". It adds about 30 minutes or so to setting but the time is worth it. That limestone shapes easily too. Hope it helps.

12-01-2009, 11:59 AM
Sweet good job, the slide rocks my kids would have a blast