Large landscape construction project, Lots of pics

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by RedMax Man, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Important Note: (I did not do this work and am not in charge of the job)
    I only helped out when i was available.

    This is a large construction job that my dad is on right now. He is the main contractor involved in overseeing all the work. He is doing all the construction on the house as well as other subcontractors for the related things like this retaining wall. This is an existing residential home that he built the right side addition on to make the house symmetrical. Also new is the side garage with overhead deck and bump outs where the large windows are in the front plus numerous other things inside and out. He's been on this job all summer but this place will set it-self apart from everyone else on the street once its completed. Everything is custom and of the highest craftsmanship... not a "slap up job".


    Just wanted to share pictures since it might interest some of you and everyone likes to see pics of course.

    The blocks are made by Ideal and are the Roman Pisa style.

    Many more pics to come as the job progresses and i will try to answer all questions.

    Still to be done is a patio off the deck in the back and all the landscaping, irrigation and plantings.

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  2. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    More.............

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  3. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    And More...............

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  4. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Some more...........

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  5. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yep even more.........

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  6. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    How about some more...........

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  7. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The Cat and a delivery of block.

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  8. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    I'd recommened editing this post IMMEDIATLY. A real schit storm will go right through this thread. I am dead serious. Wait untill all the hardscape guys see these pics.

    Walls are built in correctly and i'd bet money they will fail. The main issue is no geo grid. The second issue is building 4.5 ft tall walls and back filling after they are built.
     
  9. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    My Dad's trailer, 8.5 x 18' enclosed contractors/landscape trailer. I blocked out part of the phone #.

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  10. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    WOW! Those are really bad! The walls are structurally flawed. No grid, running bond corners, uncompacted backfill, etc. It's only a matter of time until they fail.

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