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Blue Mountain Stone

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mbella, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Previously, I think I posted asking if anybody used Blue Mountain Stone. Nobody did. Well, we just finished a small job, on which we used Blue Mountain Stone and I like it. It looks much more real than EP Henry Devonstone. From 5' away, I can't tell if it's real or not. I will post pics soon.
     
  2. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Pic Please!
     
  3. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    Hey, some of us are busy working, not running around like junior photographers taking pictures of every 13 riser set of steps we build. Yeah right, like we build them every day. I'll tell you again, those steps look great.

    I'll get the pics up as soon as I can. On our rain day meeting, I'll take you out to the site. For what it is, I think you'll like it. I was pleasantly suprised. The patio is roughly 500 sq. ft. You'll laugh when I tell you that we installed approximately 60 tons of aggregate underneath. Honestly, if the Limerick power plant melts down, the only thing left standing in the surrounding counties might be that patio.
     
  4. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
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    and your steps......
     
  5. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ROFLMAO :laugh:
     
  6. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    Here are some pics. The arbs and white metal fence were done by the homeowner, not us. I tried to get some close shots so you can see the stone. It was drizzling when I took the pics, that's what you see on the surface of the stone. Also, the homeowner is going to stucco the foundation of the house which will improve the appearance.
     
  7. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Very nice! :cool2: I like the look of that stone much better than the Devon stone. Great job.........for a non photographing hardscaper!
    P.S. Did you use the standard 60 ton of base on this job....lol!

    Chris
     
  8. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Actually, I went a little over the standard of 60 tons, but we'll call it 60. The only thing I didn't like about it was the fact that they sent me nine different sizes. My foreman wasn't very happy. From an aesthetic standpoint, I like the nine different sizes. However, from a production standpoint, I think it is a bit much. You can achieve the same random look with four or five sizes.

    I'll tell you, from five feet away, I wouldn't bet my paycheck that it isn't real.
     
  9. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What are the price points for this stuff? Worth the money or stick to natural blue stone?

    Chris
     
  10. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    Less expensive materials ($3.40 sq.ft vs. $4.50) and less labor for installation (they are all the same thickness).
     

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