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Old 07-29-2012, 03:43 PM
ibuildme ibuildme is offline
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Few hardscaping pictures






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Old 07-29-2012, 05:27 PM
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The first two look good, but the last two loil really bad. The one next to the sidewalk isn't level and tilted different directions, and the steps have no design elements except cluttered. Keep working at it. You have potential. I and think long term, that pea gravel won't be in there long
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:28 PM
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Your right, but i didnt expect to do this much to this job. I forgot to post the before picture.

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Old 07-29-2012, 11:38 PM
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Well it certainly looks better than it did lol
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:12 PM
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should this get moved to the "hardscaping hacks" thread? I know im a jackass..... oh well.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:24 PM
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Your right you are. The guy is trying to learn and apparently can take constructive criticism. Your just being disrespectful. No need
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:18 PM
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:44 PM
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The stairs pictures look terrible, however the walls look pretty good.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:20 PM
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The stairs pictures look terrible, however the walls look pretty good.
Can you explain a bit further? Obviously i'm not the most experienced, and I know that. Im only 18 years old and I would really appreciate some ideas, some mistakes and whatnot. Ill admit that I didnt exactly put in full effort on the stairs job.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:28 PM
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Can you explain a bit further? Obviously i'm not the most experienced, and I know that. Im only 18 years old and I would really appreciate some ideas, some mistakes and whatnot. Ill admit that I didnt exactly put in full effort on the stairs job.
The block edgers on the side look awkward and out of place, the stones have no flow to them they look like they were just thrown there and then surronded by what appears to be pea gravel (might just be my shitty computer). Either way that stone wont be there long it will wash away. The first "step" appears to sit to high and looks akward also (looks like a major trip hazard). The "boulder" on the left hand side also looks awkwardly placed. I understand this is a job the homeowner wanted done, probably suggested it done this way, however this is not a job that I would have took. Its a cluster f. As for not putting full effort in, you wont make it far in this industry unless your 100% dedicated to your jobs, everyone of them. Im not bashing you, your repair wall job and the new installation of a wall you put in look good for an 18 year old. However the steps just dont do it for me, nor do they do it for anyone else (id be willing to bet). In this industry customers want you to cut corners so you can save them money, you need to do whats right and not always what the customers want. When you do what the customers want it usually ends up in a catastrophic cluster f, failure. Keep up the work... Imo the stairs would have looked better left the way they were, with a slight update to them but thats my opinion
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