Job We Just Completed

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Mike33, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This job was a complete makeover. This is a new home GC just threw down some rye on clay . We started by removing all sod and adding 60 ton of top soil, hydro-seeding. Excavted to left of driveway around 20' allowing more parking installing crusher run. Bulit 2 walls with steps then first wall, steps and ped. to front door. Rear wall steps with sidewalk to deck steps. I had to put a 2" slope to sidewalk to match deck steps. Rear yard we scraped and placed 200 ton of fill from neighbors yard graded and seeded. turned out to be a nice job, H/O was great to work with and is going to do his own planting.
    Mike

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  2. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    2 walls 1 in front yard and 1 in back yard. Black top will go even with first step later. Or base will be pulled back depending on what h/o wants. Pics dont show but there is fall from both walls out in to drive way.
    Mike
     
  4. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    stairs stacked directly on top of each other?

    Looks good though.
     
  5. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Pedistal method, a ton of buried block.
    Mike
     
  6. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    so you used the double block then a standar and then a coping for this method then stacked back from there on the stairs fromt he bottom layer.
     
  7. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Okey, 1 wall had 7 steps. I went back in on base course 7 block deep 3 block wide. Set cap on # 1 block for first step, set secnd course the whole way back and so on. Other words 7th step had 21 blocks, 6th had 18, 5th-15, 4th -12, 3rd-9, 2nd -6, first step 3 block. Total of 84 block plus blck in head walls. No stepping back in to bank, excavted area around 10' deep x 6' wide.
    Mike
     
  8. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    that is a really good setup. expensive way of doing it but more effective then other ways.
     
  9. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes figure 84 block @ 7.45 = 626.00 + 21 caps = 137.00 = 763.00 material + 1 day of labor. I have been using Cornerstone that has a locking lug on bottom side, on the pedistal we knock off the lug and some on the head walls giving zero batter = NO Cuts. I hate building steps time and expensive but i dont know a better way. BTW what do you think a concrete guy would of charged for these steps?
    Mike
     
  10. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    one question though on the bottom blocks the ones buried did you split the blocks then?
     

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