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DVS Hardscaper
09-06-2010, 08:31 PM
Some pics of a little project in 'Never Satisified's Neck of the Woods! In New Windsor MD, we're building a nice, partially raised paver patio, with steps, retaining walls, seat walls, landscape lighting, and an outdoor kitchen.

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RussellB
09-06-2010, 09:02 PM
Very nice. That is going to add alot to that residence.

Budlightshooter
09-06-2010, 09:44 PM
so whats going off to the right? just curious? i am guessing hot tub? looks good otherwise.....railings required?

DVS Hardscaper
09-06-2010, 11:08 PM
yeah, spa and decking.

Handrails are required on the steps. However, they don't want them. Which means a contractor must cover his tail when this happens. The contract has an individual paragragh that states something along the lines of, "handrails and safety rails to be furnished installed by others".

tthomass
09-07-2010, 03:16 AM
Is that Blu?

tturbonegro
09-07-2010, 10:55 AM
nice improvement on that residence, should look good all done..

yea got to always be sure to clearly state something about the handrails to cover your ass...no one wants them 99% of the time and there is a few ways around it depending on design or the help of them having a half decent carpenter or whatever...

DVS Hardscaper
09-07-2010, 12:56 PM
Is that Blu?


It's Nicolock's Olde Towne Tumbled pavers. Which is basically a 4 piece combo.

kootoomootoo
09-07-2010, 05:42 PM
What type of bedding sand is that?

KrayzKajun
09-07-2010, 05:53 PM
great work! definitly an inspiration for those of us coming up in the industry!

amscapes03
09-07-2010, 09:05 PM
Looks good. Best thing about that install (deposit check clearing is actually the best thing) is the easy access. I savor installs like that. Easy in, easy out. Just curious, how big is that spa. Is it going to fit in fairly snug, or will there be room on the sides?

zedosix
09-07-2010, 09:44 PM
I see you use a layer of geo under the sand, do you also use one to separate base and granular. If so I must ask why you choose to go with two layers. Not sure I like the step material or the railings but as long as you're happy and the customer then all is good. Also did you incorporate any grid in that project? I would like to see some in the steps especially at that height.

DVS Hardscaper
09-07-2010, 09:59 PM
Haha! I specifically used the photo showing the fabric under the sand! Everytime I do, I find people inquiring about it :) And as I was lookin through all the pics deciding what to display, I said "I'm gonna use this just to see what comments come from it" :)

We have use 2 layers of fabric from day one, beginning 14 years ago. Derived from an observation made when we did our first paver job, which was a re-do of someone elses patio. Naturally, fabric is placed under the aggregate.

To this day, we have NEVER used grid on steps, with no plans of doing so, with the exception of steps installed on an embankment or hillside.

zedosix
09-07-2010, 10:07 PM
In your first picture how did you address the compaction under the extended patio door.

DVS Hardscaper
09-07-2010, 10:26 PM
In your first picture how did you address the compaction under the extended patio door.


There is nothing installed under the cantilever that needs compacted. But the trick to compacting in places with limited ceiling is to use a BLOCK as a tamper......



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zedosix
09-07-2010, 10:47 PM
I really hate having to do that because our area is heavy clay and the settling takes years. I have in the past poured concrete under the overhang, then built a separate wall to basically separate that area from the steps. It works but it does take alot of extra time and money.

greatinmulchbeds
09-08-2010, 04:21 PM
in the last picture....i hope no one trips out the door, pool looks kinda close

zedosix
09-08-2010, 05:22 PM
in the last picture....i hope no one trips out the door, pool looks kinda close

The pool was very close. Made it easy to dive in the pool. Step does look a little high doesn't it. :rolleyes:

tthomass
09-08-2010, 10:26 PM
Bet that was fun.

wurkn with amish
09-09-2010, 07:04 PM
I'd jump in from the steps ha ha!

DVS Hardscaper
09-18-2010, 09:25 PM
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steve5966
09-21-2010, 09:53 AM
What's your reasoning for the straight edge with the pavers closest to the camera?

DVS Hardscaper
09-21-2010, 07:58 PM
What's your reasoning for the straight edge with the pavers closest to the camera?

Within that square will one day be home to a nice cabana.

What you see in the pictures is what finances would allow for at this time.


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DVS Hardscaper
09-21-2010, 08:02 PM
Nicolock's fire feature. About 1/2 the price of Techo's.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y212/ScapeItWS6360CJ7/Nothin%20Special/IMG_1353.jpg

DVS Hardscaper
09-21-2010, 08:06 PM
The start of the outdoor kitchen (from Nicolock), which will entail a gas grill, sink, refridgerator, granite counter top, and I believe the client will go one step further and add a burner.

Not a bad kit. Some sawing of block required, but not a whole lot of sawing.


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DVS Hardscaper
10-25-2010, 11:22 PM
AND THIS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!

please disregard the plastic chairs!!! LOL

zedosix
10-26-2010, 04:41 PM
AND THIS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!

please disregard the plastic chairs!!! LOL

Its cause they are broke now Andrew!

DVS Hardscaper
10-26-2010, 04:52 PM
Yeah, and I was easy on them!

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PSUhardscaper
11-03-2010, 05:57 PM
DVS - did you use the PL landscape block adhesive for caps only? also, I'm still waiting on those geo tex spec drawings you told me about.... they would be much appreciated. thanks

wurkn with amish
11-03-2010, 06:23 PM
Why such a thin countertop? Looksa unfinished.

DVS Hardscaper
11-03-2010, 07:14 PM
DVS - did you use the PL landscape block adhesive for caps only? also, I'm still waiting on those geo tex spec drawings you told me about.... they would be much appreciated. thanks


I think I still have a PDF file with that. Fire me a Private message with your e-mail. I was gonna post the detail, but it has our client's address on it, and I don't particularily wanna put my client's address on the www.

DVS Hardscaper
11-03-2010, 07:16 PM
Why such a thin countertop? Looksa unfinished.

thats the granite furnished by Nicolock.

how thick should it be? The depth looks ok to me. The client has granite inside and they seem to be ok with what's outside......



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Groomer
11-04-2010, 04:24 PM
Awesome patio and great work! Makes the vinyl siding look even, well, what vinyl siding is? Like the stair work, gonna show a pic of that to a hardscape friend and let him practice on my patio.

wurkn with amish
11-04-2010, 08:02 PM
Well it looks to be what 1 1/2''? On block like that a 3" thick top to me seems like a better fit. The job overall is nice. And it doesn't matter what I think, the customer likes it, you got paid ,so everyone is happy......