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Couple jobs weve done this year

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by chevytrucks84, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. chevytrucks84

    chevytrucks84 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    Ive never posted pics of my jobs on here but thought I would see what you guys thought of a couple that we have done so far this year. Let me know what you think.






  2. chevytrucks84

    chevytrucks84 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    Heres a couple more from another job

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    johnson 2.JPG
  3. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    Here is some advice. Don't run a boarder paver where the patio butts up to a cap unit.

    Next stop building 12" tall raised patios!!! They are unnecessary and a hazzard. Either add another step from the house are grade up to patio with dirt.
  4. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,550

    mrusk, How are they a hazzard? I am just curious why you say this..
  5. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    What type of slab steps are they going up the hill >?

    How did you attach the handrails to the caps ?
  6. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,112

    Looks nice. Are those Belgard products?
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    People can fall off and hurt themselves.

    Sounds silly, but I've personally seen it happen.

    Just as silly as people walking into sliding glass doors and patio screens.

    I'm not a fan of the soldier course up against the cap either.

    Work looks great otherwise!
  8. chevytrucks84

    chevytrucks84 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    The steps going up the hill are a product made by mysticrete (www.mysticrete.com) they only weigh 80 pounds. It is made to mimic natural stone but if you had natural next to this product you could definitly tell the differnece but most HO's wouldn't be able to and the savings in labor and equipment is huge!

    I didn't put the railing on but i did mount the system to the caps for it to be installed it is hard to explain but basically i ran a 7/16 bolt though the cap and then the fence company had these metal brackets that kinda look like something you would use to roiterssery (spelling i know but im in hurry) and i bolted them on before i mounted the caps and put as much adhesive on there as would possibly fit. And it is solid as a rock now.

    Everything is Allan block walls and paverlock pavers

    Thanks for the replies I appreciate the criticism keep it coming

  9. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    I'm not a fan of the allan block, and especially the larger capstones on the curves, its not that nice to look at. Putting a border up to the caps is ok in my mind because it takes away from the sharp edge that you get from cutting. Personal choice there. Material choice makes a big difference and your work would improve visually by changing to a better block system.
  10. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,675

    Why is the wall in pic #2 look like its running down hill? Not a bad job, this just really caught my eye.

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