Hardscaping Hacks - Pics

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

  1. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ya, because they blew their budget on a crappy initial install.

    And then burn by the outcome.


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  2. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    This was put up by a "Stone Mason" neighbor as I was told by the homeowner. I know it's not some massive retaining wall but still looks bad. She was told by them they could just mortar them together or "tie" it into the house if she wanted it fixed.............. The good part is that this was a good neighbor deed so they only paid for the blocks.


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  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    I only see 6 new block anyway, not sure who is the loser here lol
     
  4. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    The wall was put up years ago so maybe those are just some replacements.
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  5. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Don't post on here often but a current full service customer says we broke her edging and offset the soldier course.
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    Only thing is, this is snapedge i believe and needs to be cut to form and curves. On top of that, take a look at this beautiful use of downspouts
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    Just so happens, where it "broke" was where it was eroded most
     
  6. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What mortar is left is still tight. That tells the story; you didn't do it.
     
  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thats not mortar bro
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  8. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't know, but, it looks hardened, to me. I just figured they used Portland and mason sand mix, for some type of mortar mix. :confused:
     
  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's more than likely Polymeric sand.

    It degrades over time.



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  10. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah its poly sand... this lady was so confused why I told her her downspout should not be draining near the patio

    And this patio was done in the last 5 years, they did a terrible job on it, used running board and NONE of the runs are straight,. All are wavy, also from taking a look doesn't look like a enough base
     
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