Hardscaping Hacks - Pics

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

  1. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
    Posts: 1,266

    I know the guy who built that wall!!! he must travel al over the country because I ran into some of his work yesterday! sorry for the sideways picture. I stopped in the middle of the road just to take this picture lol.

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  2. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,552

    I found some similar work lol
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    he must have been responsible for that concrete work too..
     
  3. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    Man, I know I struggled with my first paver patio, walkway, and stairs that I completed at my brothers house but this stuff is just plain awful. It's not like a few bond lines are off, or some slight miscalculations on height, or something aesthetically unappealing. Half these things could have really bad consequences.

    I will say this. One of the educational seminars I went to regarding building walls provides information and I wonder if people leave there thinking they are fine (certified) for building retaining walls greater than 6 feet, with major surcharges, or any other concern. I left that seminar confused/concerned more than ever that if I screw something up there are very bad consequences. The highest "wall" I've built is on a current landscape install and it's only one of those side of the house circles for a planting bed 3 blocks tall. It still takes time to level things and make sure it's correct.
     
  4. lego

    lego LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255


    "Those will level themselves out once everything settles"
    HEH

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  5. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    Got a call to fix this one..... owner admits to having a cheap company do this 2 years ago and had regretted it since. Always more expensive to do things twice. Its tough to tell in the pics but its way low in the middle around the back of the van.

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  6. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    I love the pattern! Also a very subtle curve in the soldier course which makes it flow nicely.
     
  7. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,628

    wow, tell me how you're going to make this pattern work. I thnk you should just do a herringbone pattern. Thats brussels
    1/2 stone with the xl border.
     
  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,752

    I would never use that pattern. Especially on a driveway.

    String line? What's that for??..
     
  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,752

    Hack? Genius? All I know is I was called in to finish some work here and he has been subbing me work
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  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    Holy crap, I've never seen a down spout ran like that......


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