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Best way to deal with this

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by MDLawn, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    whats the deal with the dirt ramp up against the brick of the house
     
  2. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The area there is a poured pad and it extends out to far to have the patio against te brick. So we've decided to just put landscape stone there and the patio about 8-10 inches from it. Again the pain is having to have the patio meet the 48" railing. Throwing everything off.
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  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    So you building the patio same height from house to pool deck and only have steps to enter in the lawn
    hope see more photos
     
  4. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No, if you look closely you can see a wall cap near the deck. Thats the height of the patio so that the pool railings are 48" from it for pool code. Should have just had him redo the railing.
     
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    break out the jackhammer bro, getrdun
     
  6. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We've decided just to build a garden wall around it filled with stones. Boring, yes, but solves that issue.
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  7. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So I took off my little kid high tops and put on my man boots and got to work. Feeling better although there is still plenty left to do. At least the base is starting to go in. Rented compactor bit the dust so that halted things. Fun times. Any tips on getting the base to compct level? You dont have to share you most kept trade secrets, just looking for help. I have the string lines down so I could compact.

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  8. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    how many inches of base are you doing
    I use a laser now use to use a string checking The depth of base
     
  9. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    6" give or take. I know the laser is best. Don't really have $600-$1000+ to spend on that. It does make it easy though!!
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  10. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    strings and the biggest screeder board you can afford/get work for me
     

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