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Before and after pics

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by promower, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yea the privacy around the tub became a big issue. there was a code that required the tub to be 5' away from and electrical outlet, power supply etc. originally the tub was going in the far rt corner near the wall but there was a main power source buried there. crazy if you ask me, that main line was 2' + underground with pavers on top but was still not code. we played with the idea of a pergola / wood structure surrounding the tub but just wasnt gonna look rt. In the end they got a 6' screen behind the wall and that was end of it. wish we could have done something different but codes are codes i guess oh well.
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  3. notlevel

    notlevel LawnSite Member
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    could you have extended the deck over the patio , and use woodblinds or drapes to sheild at night blah blah and so on looks great.
  4. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    Great work! We do a lot of paver patios, seat walls, fire pits, etc. Every week we have 1-3 such jobs going on for much of the year. But in all the jobs we've done, I never thought of separating the seat wall in 3 different sections like that. I also never thought of installing the lighting on both sides of the seat wall like that either. We have always done it on the patio side only. But that looks great! You've given me new things to think about going forward!

    Did you design that? Or do you use a landscape designer / architect?

    Also, how did you get the grass to come up so close to the seat wall in your after photos? Did you have to re-seed and then come back later to take the photos once the lawn grew back? Or did you add new sod up there next to the seat walls? Or maybe you were just extremely careful not to damage any sod during the install process. The reason I ask is because whenever we do a patio or seat wall right up next to the lawn, there is always this gap after we're done that needs to be re-seeded or sodded. Mostly because we extended the footing a little outside where our patio/wall was going. But I don't see any gap at all in your photos. So I'm wondering how you managed that.
  5. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    Very powerful before and after, love the lighting too.

    Hopefully they have some money budgeted for planting down the road to block the street view more.
  6. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks Jim, we have a freelance designer we use and hes been great at pulling in new customers as well as some great designs. I really liked having the walls seperated to and it makes sense when having a gathering you can have sitting around the fire instead all to one side and also have great access out to the lawn.
    Typically we reseed but this was a sod job when were done due to the fact that a graduation party was being held literally 24 hrs from our last day there. We were under the gun there were a lot of design changes upgrades etc that were added throughout the project and the worlds most unreliable electrician set us back 2 days waiting for him to do his prep work he needed to do for the hot tub.
    I had to laugh a little when you asked if we were really careful around the edge, we started this job the day after 2" inches of steady rain, wouldnt normally but we were time pressured. Ill find the pic of day 1 and post it, looked like a bomb went off in there yard. Lawn was so wet my shoes were soaked just walking to the backyard to get started.
  7. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ok. Thanks. I couldn't tell if that was new sod or not. I couldn't really see any lines. So that's what made me think it was just the same grass that you started with. Makes perfect sense if you were also installing sod. That's how mine would look too, in that case.

    We use a freelance designer too. Only way to go, IMO. She's so much better at design work than any of us are. Plus her personality really pulls people in and she makes people want to work with us.
  8. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,421

    Really does look fantastic. I could see those treated support 4x's for the second story deck getting wrapped in some sort of thicker more architectural column for added visual impact. Nice looking work!
  9. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    Wow that looks super nice!!

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