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Old 10-26-2008, 10:01 PM
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The fireplace looks great!

Thats something you need to hurry up and get some GOOD angled shots and get them on your website.



One thing does kinda catch my eye. The job with the fireplace has those large stone cubes along the planting bed. In the firstpic you post of these cubes - at first I thought they were just resting there in preparation for use elsewhere on the property. they look like someone just plopped them down, kinda temporarily. Then I saw the 2nd pic and realized they were permanent.
The website was put on the back burner and I need that up and going this winter for the coming season.....I really want to push it. I've had a couple designers fall through on it.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:04 PM
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tthomas why type of reinforcements do you have in those cmu retaining walls?
8" thick x 24" wide footer.....24" down with fiber. Courses of 8" and 6" block filled solid with concrete, #57 back filled and drainage about 10' on center in addition to a built in foundation drain.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:09 PM
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What? veneer block is that on the second job
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:13 PM
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The homeowners I've gotten to know very well and are very good people. He's a manager of a local bulk stone quarry and the boulders came from there. Everybody else has brown boulders, I told him I wanted gray to match with the patio so we've basically got large pieces of #57 that are about 3,000lbs each. They're arranged in an "S", backfilled and planted with a lot of perennials.

Plants on the job:
Hydrangea 'Annabell' (white)......behind wall
Crape Myrtle (white)
White Coneflower
Purple (pink) Conflower
Catmint
Perennial Salvia
Sarcococca...ground cover, evergreen
Boxwood 'Green Velvet'.....very nice shape
Climbing Hydrangea....both sides of the door
Pansies....light blue
Vibrunum
Perennial Grasses (Karl's Foster)

Dark stone + cool colors = dramatic look

I need to talk to the next neighbor actually. I need to land one more job to close my year.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:16 PM
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What? veneer block is that on the second job
Master Cut.....Ravenwood

Its over priced. That 4' square box with 18" sides cost $1,000 and at a stretch does 100SF. Its real stone but the cut the face off of field stone so that oyu have a more uniform thickness. Easy to work with but when I can get a pallet of fieldstone for $220 it doesn't make much sense. I don't plant to use it again unless spec'd.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:19 PM
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What would you recommend for thin cut natural?
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:21 PM
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check out edenstone.com for some nice stone, they have suppliers every where.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:22 PM
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Ok thanks.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:23 PM
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:28 AM
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