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

    I am thinking he didn't get a permit for this one.....
  2. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    ok, I'm confused. I thought you needed 48" footers where you are. Why would a local store even CARRY those floating deck blocks?
  3. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    Correct he should have a 48" footer. and if he had gotten a permit, (which is required also) he would have know that. They are sold as DIY stuff for sheds and small decks. I have seen decent decks build with them but you have to have a solid foundation below and low decks, like 1' off the ground max.
  4. Dually00-00

    Dually00-00 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    You don't need a permit if your amish.:laugh:
  5. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    It's just a temporary wood ladder with a landing.
  6. BlockHead23

    BlockHead23 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    Went out to a job today. A wall rebuild for a small two tiered wall. Got one of the walls torn out and discovered the reason the wall failed. No base rock, no backfill rock. All they did is place a 2x4 in the dirt and built the wall on the 2x4s. Never seen anything like it but nowadays doesn't surprise me.
  7. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,555

    what part of bucks county are you from?
  8. cnymowing

    cnymowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    does anyone have a pic of a failed basket weave pattern sidewalk? preferably a photo of joint separation on an incline application... I am trying to show a customer why a herringbone pattern is better for his walkway, and google isn't bringing anything up... thanks in advance
  9. Dually00-00

    Dually00-00 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    I'm in the very northern part of the county. Do you know the area?
  10. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    Got two for you.
    Thought this was a small garden wall but I was wrong. It's a new culture stone retaining system. Pitiful on so many levels
    And here's a beautiful homeowner job. It's taken about 2 months. Completely back filled with RCA. And he can't afford a string line.

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