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Mid-Ohio Scaper
04-12-2009, 12:06 AM
Here's a little boulder slab project for a customer of mine.

KrayzKajun
04-12-2009, 12:08 AM
very cool! i wish we could build stuff like tht around here!

Mid-Ohio Scaper
04-12-2009, 12:08 AM
One more with a front shot of the house. Enjoy.

Hardscaping
04-12-2009, 12:46 AM
nice looking job.

jg244888
04-12-2009, 08:43 AM
looks great? will you be adding another level on the botton of pic 1 and 3?

PerfiCut L&L
04-12-2009, 12:40 PM
The stone is very cool, and looks great around the house/pool area. But looks a little busy to me on the hill. Not sure if its becuase my eye sees the natural stone which has less lines or not.

Otherwise very cool looking.

thanks for the pics

Mid-Ohio Scaper
04-12-2009, 01:15 PM
looks great? will you be adding another level on the botton of pic 1 and 3?

Nope, he wanted to keep the natural bedrock exposed.

Mid-Ohio Scaper
04-12-2009, 01:22 PM
The stone is very cool, and looks great around the house/pool area. But looks a little busy to me on the hill. Not sure if its becuase my eye sees the natural stone which has less lines or not.

Otherwise very cool looking.

thanks for the pics

I kind of agree. I would like to have covered up the exposed bedrock with another bottom tear of slabs to stay more consistent with the slab look. Yet as we all know, the customer is always right.
It took me a little over a month just to do all of the stone work on his property.

Oasis-Outdoor
04-12-2009, 02:56 PM
I like it!
I think your varied symmetry looks better than a running pattern. Good looking installs!

Crusher Run
04-13-2009, 02:27 PM
Wow. What a beautiful property!! What kind of stone is that?

Mid-Ohio Scaper
04-13-2009, 03:21 PM
Wow. What a beautiful property!! What kind of stone is that?

Limestone slabs

jg244888
04-13-2009, 04:01 PM
are they hard to work with? what did you use to place them?

Mid-Ohio Scaper
04-13-2009, 04:22 PM
are they hard to work with? what did you use to place them?

They're pretty easy to work with. I like to have two guys working with me when I build large projects with them. One to measure for thickness, one to check level when placing. Just to make it go a bit faster.

Everything I could reach with a skidloader was placed with a skidloader with forks. When building the high wall by the basketball hoop I rented a Gradall telescopic forklift, which got kind of hairy when the boom was extended with an 700 to 1000 lb slab rocking back and forth on the forks.

I love using them, I use them a lot for water features.

wurkn with amish
04-13-2009, 06:35 PM
work looks very professional. The only thing I will nitpick is the wall by the pool, something funky about it.

Mid-Ohio Scaper
04-13-2009, 07:08 PM
work looks very professional. The only thing I will nitpick is the wall by the pool, something funky about it.

I myself am "funky". :rolleyes:

TerraJeeps
04-15-2009, 06:22 PM
Looks like its right out of the Flinstones... I hope the limestone is not the same price as granite out east! Looks good!

Mid-Ohio Scaper
04-15-2009, 09:29 PM
Looks like its right out of the Flinstones... I hope the limestone is not the same price as granite out east! Looks good!

It's about $135 per ton. What's granite out east?

Granite King
04-16-2009, 07:56 PM
Hey Mid Ohio Scarper,

I really like the look! What part of Ohio are you from?

Granite King
Old New England Granite

Lux Lawn
04-16-2009, 08:01 PM
Mid Ohio, Great looking jobs.

TerraJeeps
04-16-2009, 09:38 PM
Well, steppers go for around $135 a piece, for about a 4'x18'', which looks like what you built your entire project out of, but i guess that the nature of the stone. Quarried Wall stone by the ton could be had for about that aswell.

Mid-Ohio Scaper
04-16-2009, 11:19 PM
Hey Mid Ohio Scarper,

I really like the look! What part of Ohio are you from?

Granite King
Old New England Granite

Westerville, my good man.

Isobel
04-17-2009, 09:51 PM
that fourth pic kind of reminds me of the fountain at the end of Logan's Run...
=) I love it! It looks great!

JosephLawnCare
05-01-2009, 04:42 PM
Hey that reminds me of legos! I think I see a black and mild butt laying on the ground in the first picture?