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Old 03-10-2011, 12:23 PM
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Some Work I Have Done

Please let me know what you think? I haven't done alot of hardscape, but here is some of what I have done.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:14 PM
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The wall looks pretty good. Hard to tell if it is level from the pics. I don't like the third pic of that walk at all. The breaks in the pattern look bad. The directional change in the pattern is silly. Also, where's the soldier course? All those little cuts are going to come loose. The last walk looks better, however, its hard to tell if its a staggered running bond or a stack bond gone wrong. I see a few small rectangles thrown into the field, but not enough so that it looks right. Also, the left side bend where the walk transitions to the landing was done backwards. It should curve the opposite way. Will look more fluid. When I do staggered running bond walkways, I use small and large recs and squares for the field, and medium recs for the soldier course. It looks good and the soldier is set apart. Hopefully the customer is happy. That is really what counts. Look at a lot more pics or other completed work to hone your design skills. Make sure you are properly installing these components too. Your base doesn't look like it is wide enough.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:45 PM
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I don't see many little cuts, it should be ok. Im not a big believer in bordering everything.

You don't have a gravel shoulder? You need a gravel shoulder.

The planter wall looks ok. The planter needs filled with coreopsis, or black eyed susans.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:04 PM
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Do you know where the sign came from?
I need a sign similar to that for a potential job.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:04 PM
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Yeah I agree I need more of a shoulder on the walk. It was a crazy job. The base was all clay and it wouldn't stop raining. It was a mess, but customer is very happy. The design, also was customers idea, and how the pattern changes at top was there idea also. The only small cuts were, where the design changes.

The wall around the sign is level all the way around. The sign I will try and find out where they got it from. I just did the wall, the company that built the building did the sign also.

Thanks for the remarks. I will have some more pics up soon also.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:18 PM
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Here are some more small walls.
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Here is a couple of natural flagstone. They wanted it to look at natural as possible. The grass on the side also was sod we installed.
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Here are some pics of another flagstone patio. The customer first wanted grass between the rocks, then changed her mind to gatordust, but gatordust will not work cause some joints are larger then 4 inches. Were thinking about some groundcover, but I am in zone 3 and 4, and not alot will survive. If you have any suggestions please shout them.
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That crazy Rain! Always makes them walks have no shoulders!

BAD rain. Bad. Bad. Bad Rain!


Buy hey.......the "customer is happy"! We woulda never guessed.........



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Are these before or after pics?
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