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

    Oops, can't figure out how to upload pics from my phone. Posted via Mobile Device
     
  2. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    This wall was just finished this summer, very quality:hammerhead:

    IMG_00002404.jpg

    IMG_00002405.jpg
     
  3. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    No Corners cut here.....I guess this is how to save money on commercial bids. They have been renovating a lot of Tim Horton's stores around town and all are done like this....

    IMG_00002256.jpg
     
  4. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,042

    Maybe they're making a ton of money too........ Yea it may be wrong or not the most aesthetic way but to the average Tim Hortons consumer, who cares more about their coffee and bagel, it's probably one of the best things they've ever seen. Now before anyones head blows off I agree that everything should be done to the best possible standard. But go look in their bathrooms, or any commercial site for that matter. Look at the tile work. Probably crooked tiles, uneven lines, subpar grouting..... I can't imagine it'll hurt Tim Hortons sales and the next large franchise will ask who did the work giving that company more business. Sometimes if it just looks ok to that consumer maybe that business is fine with it because their coffee and baked goods makes them money, not their interior hardscape.... Kind of the scenario where maybe you don't use the absolute newest and best plate compactor because your current rusty one gets the job done the same. You could have that new $10,000 piece of machinery but if it does the same job it's not helping your sales.

    Sorry guys. I agree with you that perfection is what we are striving for and will continue to do. And some of these jobs, ouch! But maybe this contractor has 200 Tim Hortons lined up for the year increasing their sales......
     
  5. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645


    Ummm..... I'm not quite sure you're quite grasping the spirit of this thread.:dizzy:
     
  6. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,042

    Evidently not
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  7. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645

    Nice comeback.
    However, i realize that the corner cutting hacks will always get a lot of work.
    On the other hand, although i'm still learning and may not do everything completely correct,I can simply not bring my self to do something i know to be wrong to save money. I will always look down on people who do.

    Evidently so.
     
  8. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    Well with all that said I respect McDonalds for having the contractor doing it properly. And really thats what it comes down too, I am not sure how the specs reads from the architect but if this was any jobs we did I know we would get flack for it, commercial or not.

    IMG_00002430.jpg
     
  9. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,787

    I'm not a hardscaper but I saw this gem and thought I would post it

    image.jpg
     
  10. BrendonTW

    BrendonTW LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Oklahoma City
    Posts: 575

    Can you find it?

    1374949_606542222737815_1274207538_n.jpg
     

Share This Page