Hardscaping Hacks - Pics

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

  1. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Definitely hack. I'm not seeing any sort of base other than sand. In Daytona no less. Sand on sand. Unreal.
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  2. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
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    and the fact that they represent themselves with their shirts off for their ad defines a hack...
     
  3. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I can't believe people make a living destroying properties with this work. Keeps the rest of us in business doing repairs though. I had to tear up and reset a walkway in July. It sucks that people have to shell out extra money to get garbage work fixed, but that's why price shopping with hardscaping is never a good idea. I'm going to print these pictures out for customers when I do estimates from now on to include in a seperate portfolio titled "you get what you pay for".
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  4. lego

    lego LawnSite Senior Member
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    Guy who did this masterpiece told me that he gave up mowing cause he is 'tired of being nickel and dime'd , way more money doing hardscapes'

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  5. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    does anyone else think the first picture looks like it is higher in the center which would cause water to run to the house?
     
  6. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I can't believe someone would actually pay to have that done!
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  7. lego

    lego LawnSite Senior Member
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    its not just the sidewalk, its an entire patio. I couldn't imagine the homeowner being happy but she has never said anything about it.
     
  8. lego

    lego LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here is a portion of the patio:

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  9. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Who designed and installed the cistern....er, water feature?
     
  10. lego

    lego LawnSite Senior Member
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    If I wouldn't have saw the guy doing the install, I would have figured this for a homeowner DIY attempt.
    But it was contracted :O

    Put some pipes on there and it could probably be a septic tank.
     

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