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First Year Pics

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by landstyles, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. landstyles

    landstyles LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    New member here. Thought I'd post some pics from the past season. It was my first year in business.





  2. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    Nice work but I highly doubt that a person in their first year could do a job like that!
  3. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,009

    Thats a good sized job, but you'll need more close ups and installation picks like drainage and base to get applauded. I do see something wrong. The front landing appears to have a reverse banter. Is it my eyes?

  4. landstyles

    landstyles LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    This is our first year in business. We are experienced though. Was sick of making my boss money.
    For base we diesel plated sub-base then threw down green line and added 1' of base for foundation of wall and 60 ton of GA infill..Also used GeoGrid. As for banter I thought I saw the same thing when completed, but checked with my 4' and its just in the eyes.
  5. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    Sheesh - I would have had to return. That's alot of modified its holding back, even with grid .
  6. csl

    csl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 235

    haha, "was tired of making your boss money" . just wait. hire employees, buy equipment, then you start the expenses. stuff starts breaking with the most common response being "i dont know what happened" . stay small, then you dont have to deal with AS MUCH b.s. looks good though for a first project
  7. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    Amen brother !! I look at how much I made on a job , then I REALLY look at how much I made on a job. There is a difference !
  8. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    Looks like you've used celtik block and your pin location is not far enough back. Likely you've ended up with a wall facing forward. To many straight lines in the back yard, no soldier course. Good luck with your business, who did you work for before? I know most the guys in Ottawa.
  9. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    Where are the hand rails.
  10. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,066

    Theres no sub base... just base. Think you meant Subgrade. There could be a sub base under a base, but thats only if you past first base and make it to second base. :dizzy:

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