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Hardscaping Hacks - Pics

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

  1. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
    Posts: 1,267

    Those blocks are heavy........duhh!!! Haha
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  2. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,737

    they removed some rotten ties that were there and spread some gravel. i will have to snap an after where they put a foot of dirt behind the wall to hide the blocks
     
  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,747

    It's just like other stuff, if you don't "use it" you "lose it". Not sure why they needed 3 buckets though
     
  4. stebs

    stebs LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 356

    they probably figured that if they had more equipment layin around, they'd look more "professional"
     
  5. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    Found these two neighbours on google street view while looking up a driveway quote for someone who called in. They must have had the same contractor.

    Hack 1.jpg

    Hack 2.jpg
     
  6. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,855

    Was someone planning to go surfing on those waves? Christ
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  7. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,878

    ↑ those are painful to look at!
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  8. Atown

    Atown LawnSite Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 8

    SOOOOOOOOOOO........ This is the funniest thread i've found on this website, but as a newer landscaper having never done a hardscape, I am now terrified of trying lol.

    Do most people work for other landscapers and learn from mistake on other people's dimes or wait till they get their own house to make their own mistakes and learn ??? I have minor thoughts on like 18" high little garden bed ideas that I thought might help me learn more but i cant believe just how bad some of these projects are.
     
  9. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,855

    Don't learn on a customers dime, if you can't learn from working for another business, read books, blogs, ect. Also, you can take continueing education courses on masonry. It's not rocket science, but you need to be meticulous, detail oriented, and refuse short cuts. These guys are all lazy, sloppy, or mentally ******ed.

    I strongly recommend an adult education course if you have zero experience. I had minor experience, and supplemented my existing knowledge with research and asking my cousin, an expert, for advice. This website is a wealth of knowledge.
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  10. Tri-City Outdoors

    Tri-City Outdoors LawnSite Member
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