Hardscaping Hacks - Pics

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

  1. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    You don't sell a lot of product when it looks like that!!
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  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    "yes mrs jones, these walls are super sturdy."
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  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    shopping center down the street from my house, there are like 10 other WTFs around this lot I need to get pics of
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    in case its not clear, the right side is presumably "level" with steps, gets to the tree, says "screw it", skips the tree then decides screw steps, I'm sloping this wall.

    I'm a glutton for punishment so I called the # listed for the shopping center and asked nicely if the contractor bailed on the job or if a problem arose and they need help completing the project. Some guy answered and said he is doing it himself. all doubts are now confirmed haha
     
  4. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    is it just me or did they lay a footer on top of the ground and push dirt up to it...? :dizzy:

    if i were you i would point out the problems to the park manager and wait for a massive rain to come through and wash it out
     
  5. byDesign

    byDesign LawnSite Member
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    This was a large City project that my last employer was severely underbid on. That portion of 1 wall is just a small part of a long long list of property wide issues. I choose to stay clear of the whole mess.
     
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    To heck with that, I'd be going in there and bidding a hefty repair job.

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  7. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'd bet repairing that is the last thing on their minds. Its like anywhere, you have a budget you spend it. Once that money is gone it will be decades before another cent is spent on that project.
     
  8. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    ok not really hardscaping but seriously you either can or can't afford mulch...

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  9. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I went out to a job an hour away to tell the guy if it was being done right, it turned out that the contractor went in and put stone dust on top of the grass 1" to 2" thick, then laid the pavers. the driveway they took up the pavement and started to spread stone dust, they didn't dig it up and redo the gravel. the patio in the back was 5 inches thick on one side of stone dust on top of the grass and the other side was 2 inches thick. the steps, the contractor said to the customer they glued it all together so it won't go anywhere. they put in natural stone carved steps, on top of only 2 inches of stone dust on top of the grass.

    can't wait to go tear it all out and redo it. have to wait for the guys tha are doing the job to finish so we at least have all the materials. the customer already paid them a significant amount of money so the customer is allowing them to finish so they at least get the the interlock.

    can't wait to go out there and do this job. i will take some pictures and show them when i get out there. i couldn't believe t the worst i have ever seen.
     
  10. terracon

    terracon LawnSite Member
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    Here are some beautiful steps.

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