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mcw615
09-01-2010, 01:52 PM
Customer wants the first portion level with the house and front yard and to just run the slope straight down, no handicap issues. I was thinking terrace the slope with steps with a 1' drop with a 5' run 3-4 times. Opinions? The slope is not steep, but I don't think it would look the best to have a flat run, then a transition to a 15 degree slope..... What would you do?

zedosix
09-01-2010, 10:51 PM
Oh you gotta put steps in there for sure. Space them out and do some planting around them, give it some life!

DeereHauler
09-01-2010, 11:13 PM
Oh you gotta put steps in there for sure. Space them out and do some planting around them, give it some life!

for sure ..

mcw615
09-01-2010, 11:24 PM
Just finished an ICPI course, pretty new at hardscaping. I have an employee with 7 years hardscape experience with another company that was into large-upscale head ache hardscape jobs. We worked together this afternoon to estimate time and materials. He estimated 76 man hours from start to completion, it is a total of 320 s.f. Does that many labor hours seem about right?

zedosix
09-02-2010, 06:25 AM
You just went from how to design the job to how to charge for the job. If you'd like I could help with color choice but I'm really not to good at that. :)

streetscrapin16
09-02-2010, 04:42 PM
def. need some steps in there.

Bru75
09-02-2010, 05:54 PM
Customer wants the first portion level with the house and front yard and to just run the slope straight down, no handicap issues. I was thinking terrace the slope with steps with a 1' drop with a 5' run 3-4 times. Opinions? The slope is not steep, but I don't think it would look the best to have a flat run, then a transition to a 15 degree slope..... What would you do?

Kind of hard to tell from a pic, but you probably do need some steps.
What is the actual rise? you say "1' drop with a 5' run 3-4 times", by my math that makes it 3' or 4' which is a bit much over a 20' run.
What part of VA are you from?

BrandonV
09-02-2010, 06:42 PM
looks like they're running the downspouts uphill? am i seeing that right? go to the street and take a photo of the whole area, close up shots don't help when looking at slopes.

chance213
09-06-2010, 03:35 PM
Put some nice sandstone steps or something in there. Like the one guy said do some planting around it. A few plants will go along way if done right.

RussellB
09-06-2010, 03:41 PM
Virginia gets snow and ice. Steps for sure or someone is going to bust their butt.