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KrayzKajun
02-09-2010, 02:44 AM
opinions are welcome. my first real try at doing walls around some beds for a customer. I still have to cut the caps and glue them down
already signed up to go to the 2day ICPI course coming up in march locally!

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KrayzKajun
02-09-2010, 04:00 PM
i guess this forum is dead!

CALandscapes
02-09-2010, 07:41 PM
Looks good for your first try, Jacob!

Are you going to the ICPI course on the northshore?

KrayzKajun
02-09-2010, 08:57 PM
Looks good for your first try, Jacob!

Are you going to the ICPI course on the northshore?

thanks chase

ya the one in covington

Krafty
02-09-2010, 09:06 PM
Look really good level and nice curves! The only thing I have is make sure on thoese smaller walls at least half of your first course is burried. It is kinda hard to tell from the pic but it looks like the wall on the far left of the house might not be burried deep enough.

Dirt Boy
02-09-2010, 11:16 PM
Looks good from here! Not sure I like the color combo... but whatever the customer wants.

Question for you, how much base do you put down, deep x wide?

Next you need to sell them on an overlay for that cruddy looking porch landing!

Then a few lights on top of that wall.

Then the sidewalk should be upgraded to match and complement the rest of it.

That oughta be enough to keep you hopping for a bit, eh!

Regards

pitrack
02-10-2010, 02:07 AM
Everything looks nice and level, good job!

Have fun getting that pile of dirt/mud/sand off the yard, I hate scooping stuff off grass like that.

KrayzKajun
02-10-2010, 02:22 AM
Everything looks nice and level, good job!

Have fun getting that pile of dirt/mud/sand off the yard, I hate scooping stuff off grass like that.

I know! cleaning up will be more work than anything

KrayzKajun
02-11-2010, 09:27 PM
finally got the caps cut and glued down! will take pics when the rain stops!

Greg78
02-11-2010, 09:51 PM
I'd like to see pictures of how you did the corners? Thinking about some classes myself.

zedosix
02-11-2010, 10:36 PM
Man thats one long truck and trailer you got there :)

KrayzKajun
02-11-2010, 10:40 PM
I'd like to see pictures of how you did the corners? Thinking about some classes myself.

will try to get some when it stops raining! lets jus say they are not perfect. customer is very happy and i know wht to do next time to fix some things!

Greg78
02-11-2010, 10:43 PM
will try to get some when it stops raining! lets jus say they are not perfect. customer is very happy and i know wht to do next time to fix some things!

Thanks man. If the customer is happy and you learned what to do for the next time its all good, providing the wall don't fall over LOL.

Premier landscaping south
02-11-2010, 11:19 PM
I really like your design idea with the caps. Nice curves to. What is with the corner of the driveway & sidewalk looks like your corner dropped or is that just an illusion caused by the blue air hose in the pic?

Looks great keep up the good work.

Congrats on super bowl!

KrayzKajun
02-11-2010, 11:22 PM
I really like your design idea with the caps. Nice curves to. What is with the corner of the driveway & sidewalk looks like your corner dropped or is that just an illusion caused by the blue air hose in the pic?

Looks great keep up the good work.

Congrats on super bowl!

thanks:waving:

glaciator
02-12-2010, 12:39 PM
Looks nice. Are you going to raise all the plant material in the bed to fill it with soil/mulch? Or, are the plants going to remain sunken in the planters? If you just fill it in, those plants won't make it.

KrayzKajun
02-12-2010, 12:42 PM
Looks nice. Are you going to raise all the plant material in the bed to fill it with soil/mulch? Or, are the plants going to remain sunken in the planters? If you just fill it in, those plants won't make it.

i pulled all the plants out yesterday. need to fill in the beds, new plants and mulch!(if it ever stops raining)

glaciator
02-12-2010, 12:50 PM
I'm glad you are putting in new plants. I didn't want to say it since I didn't know your plans, but there are much better choices than what was there! Upload a completed picture when it stops raining. At least you are working. We're frozen in here in Colorado right now with more snow on for Sunday!

glaciator
02-12-2010, 12:52 PM
Just another note of caution. I noticed you went just above the foundation line with the block. If you put soil up against the house, put some barrier against the brick so you don't have soil or mulch in contact with the brick...moisture will weep in and saturate the sill plate...But I'm sure you knew that already.

KrayzKajun
02-12-2010, 12:58 PM
Just another note of caution. I noticed you went just above the foundation line with the block. If you put soil up against the house, put some barrier against the brick so you don't have soil or mulch in contact with the brick...moisture will weep in and saturate the sill plate...But I'm sure you knew that already.

i plan on putting a seperation barrier , so tht they can access the Termite plugs for putting in pesticide!

KrayzKajun
02-12-2010, 05:49 PM
well rain let up a bit so i snapped a few pics!
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tadpole
02-12-2010, 06:11 PM
Really looks nice.

zedosix
02-12-2010, 08:53 PM
Whats with the 15deg. slope on the garage entry, bit much isn't it. One thing you need to be aware of is all walls should be set level, do NOT follow the slope of walkways or lawns. It looks like the wall on left is set level but the one near the garage looks like it followed the same grade as the walkway. Overall good job for your first try.

KrayzKajun
02-12-2010, 09:31 PM
I TRIED TO FIX THOSE SPOTS AFTER! ive learned from my mistatke and the customer still loves it

DVS Hardscaper
02-12-2010, 10:51 PM
The neighbor's skate board ramp coming out of the garage is hysterical!



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groundskeeperllc
02-14-2010, 09:42 AM
hey Jacob, looks good, I've been looking into getting into hardscaping, i'm actually thinking about attending that class in Covington, i talked to the Rep for Pavestone this week

mattfromNY
02-14-2010, 10:01 AM
Looks good, I thank you for putting your work up for criticism, as I dont do hardscapes but enjoy reading all the tips from those who do this every day! To me it looks great (homeowners' point of view), but once pointed out, I can definately see the things that need addressing next time. Once again, great first project... And now to sell those neighbors on a pressure washing...

bishoplandscape
02-15-2010, 05:37 PM
The approach to those garages are nuts.

360ci
02-15-2010, 06:57 PM
Nice work! Did you use stone dust to set the base layer? I'm going to do something similar to my place this summer. I've been told mixed things. Guys at the local Rona and Home Depot don't seem to be well versed in short/small retaining walls.

I'm sure the garage 'ramps' were a building oversight for sure! In a strange way, perhaps it was done purposefully just so the builder can leave a 'mark'.

KeystoneLawn&Landscaping
02-15-2010, 07:48 PM
Good looking first job. I've only done a couple myself. The thing I like most is your first job isn't too large. Any mistakes you made will likely not lead to failure. My plan is to do about 10 or so more smaller wall or paver jobs before bidding anything large. As for the drive slope at the garage, doesn't look like there was a proper negative grade done when the house was finished. Thats why the garage floor is so high. If the final grade was done correctly, the ground would be higher along the foundation. Well, at least the water will run away from the house at the garage door!

Crash
02-15-2010, 11:24 PM
Overall decent job for a first timer. I never cared much myself for the wall running up the sidewalk where the porch starts but it looks ok. Try to sell them a walkway, it would look nice with that wall, then you could get rid of that little area on the corner that's not really good for anything.

KrayzKajun
09-06-2010, 09:58 PM
Will put up some updated pics. all plants have grown in the grass grew in and the walls look great!