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Hardscaping Hacks - Pics

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Gilmore.Landscaping, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    So I have been driving around alot and I am seeing some pretty shotty work. And this is what they leave on the surface, who knows whats underneath.

    Anyway I haven't seen a Hacks thread for Hardscape/install stuff so I though I would get one going. If there is please direct me to it i am always looking for more laughs.

    Here's a nice wall job to get things started.
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  2. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    Here's how I see this conversation going.....

    Homeowner: I need some new steps
    Contractor: ok well based on the height and steps available you will need 3 steps
    HO: How much is three steps?
    C: They are $500 per step
    HO; I can't afford that, can't you get away with 2 steps?
    C: Sorry its 3 Steps
    H: Fine I will do it on my own.....stupid contractor thinking I need 3 steps.

    hahaha

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  3. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,552

    if that's anything like around here it's a shoddy contractor trying to throw a cookie cutter house together for the lowest sq. ft. per $ possible. "Oh ya.... we can save $500 over 20 houses if we leave out one step..."
     
  4. JBMohler

    JBMohler LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    I love that pressure treated 2x4 probably nailed or screwed to the brick work...
     
  5. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    Another sweet set of steps
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  6. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,250

    The workmanship in the 1st picture is pitiful. The 2nd picture could get whoever built that sued. It would be easy to break a ankle on those step's.
     
  7. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    Apparently they both had money to blow on buildings walls....haha

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  8. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    Here a bigger pic of the steps one

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  9. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,519

    That wouldnt look terribe if it wasnt for the section of pavers holding everything up. Not to mention you have to step up to the step up lol
     
  10. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 585

    Try this one: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=259573
     

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