Keystone

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by neversatisfiedj, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I used Keystone COuntry Manor today for the first time. What crap. I set one with a dead blow and cracked it in half. Very disappointed for a 10.00 a square product. I'll use Hanover Chapel Stone next time.
     
  2. UNISCAPER

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The reason you had the trouble is you should not have to hit it with a dead blow hammer. Country Manor is 50% of what we install and I'll admit that you need to know the little tricks, but it is far from crap. Asthetically and used in a structural sense, there are no walls that can go 8' that look as nice.

    If you oaiud $10.00 a square foot they must charge more on the east coast for it, we pay 8.05, and .21 per pin.
     
  3. MJM landscaping

    MJM landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Ya I like it alot. I pay $11.00 a sq ft. plus pins.
     
  4. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No offense guys , but it SH*& . I go versa-lok everytime I can. Best product on the market ;)
     
  5. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    We use country manor often and never have a problem with it breaking. We have received blocks that were way off on thickness though.
     
  6. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    Try EP HENRY Coventry wall. Looks the best, but its 14-15 dollars a sq. ft. They just introduced Coventry Plus for higher walls.
     
  7. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah Ep henry nice product but the priciest also. In that range I stick with Hanover chapel stone for 12.oo a square.
     
  8. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
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    In these colder temps, if you whack any block too hard it's gonna break.

    Bill, why don't you need a dead blow? We typically whack all at least to some extent on the base course.
     
  9. LANDSCAPER30

    LANDSCAPER30 LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 105

    Keystone here goes for 8.00/ block under 250 sq ft and 7.40 /block over 250 sq ft. Pins are .25 each. I have installed many Keystone walls and I believe they are a really great product. They make a heck of a solid wall.
     
  10. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have laid othe rKeystone product and they are a good product but the country manor is junk. I knew this would start some fuses. I did not care for it and that is my .02. They don't have to worry about getting my $$
     

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