View Full Version : Stone Project (Before and Afters)
06-04-2009, 01:51 AM
This project took us about a month and a half and entailed many design/build constraints. I will post some before/after shots over the next few days as time allows. Hope you guys like 'em, because it worked me over!150292
06-04-2009, 02:03 AM
06-04-2009, 02:24 AM
06-04-2009, 02:36 AM
Stay tuned for the front yard pics... I'll post when I get some time tomorrow?
Patio, walkway, rain garden, boulders, plantings, etc.
06-04-2009, 09:06 AM
Your stone work is very nice. Job looks great!
06-04-2009, 08:08 PM
Looks pretty Sweet. Probably a dumb question but what is the grate/cover for built in to the wall?
06-04-2009, 09:35 PM
Looks very nice. Like how you incorporated that metal box thing. Very cool!
wurkn with amish
06-04-2009, 10:21 PM
nice job! the old wall looks like chit now.
06-05-2009, 12:18 AM
never seen a wall with a trailer hitch... haha j/k looks great
06-05-2009, 02:34 AM
Ha Ha. Not a trailer hitch. Not exactly any old box... It is the barbeque/ fire place you can barely see in the small before pictures in the middle of the yard. It was built in 1938 and had started deteriorating. We the fire box restored (new angle iron where the legs had rusted and door hinges refurbished to allow access into wood box) and placed it in a fire brick enclosure on a separate footer and built the wall around it. The client used it four times in five days! We planted their favorite herbs around the new fire box so they could season with fresh flavors as they cook...
Thanks for looking!
The picture with the rain barrel behind the wall (in case anybody was wondering) was a problematic area where water was flooding the little storage area to the left. We placed a rain barrel below the gutter (yet to be tied in to rain barrel) to catch water from the roof. We piped the outlet through galvanized steel into the red valve you see. Below the red valve to the left is a small grate (once part of the grill aka "box") that releases water taken in by a perf pipe we installed along the foundation of the house. The upper, square steel pipe (to the top right of the the red valve) is piped into the overflow spigot from the rainbarrel. These three outlets allow water to pass through the wall causing no structural damage. They are released into the gravel bed at the foot of the wall which is the mouth for another perf pipe that runs through the new lawn area, beneath the lower footer, and into another drainage system that is going to fuel a future rain garden in phase 2 or 3 of this project.
Thanks again for looking!
06-07-2009, 09:14 PM
Here are some front yard before shots.
06-07-2009, 09:19 PM
06-07-2009, 09:27 PM
06-07-2009, 09:34 PM
Finished out... We'll be back in a month or two to begin on phase 2.
06-07-2009, 10:22 PM
Awesome work. I like the house. How much would that house run over there.
06-08-2009, 12:55 AM
The houses in this particular historic district run $250-400 sq/ft. This house is over 4000 sq. ft... It was bought in 06 for around $350k. They have since remodeled and have added a catwalk, commercial-grade contemporary kitchen, master bed/bath, garage, and a master closet that could be rented to a small family! Oh yeah, they have also had some landscaping done! Comparables in the neighborhood are $1mil.
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