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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Sunscaper, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Sunscaper

    Sunscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    Here's another job we did this fall. The fieldstone coping and waterfall.



  2. Burch's Lawn Care  LLC

    Burch's Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    great job again
  3. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 434

    Nice job may I ask what you charge?
    We do landscaping but sub out all pavers and pool deck work.
    You can PM me the price if you want.

  4. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,416

    Nice job, In fact, awesome job, oneday Ill be able to do that?
  5. Sunscaper

    Sunscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    You can do it tomorrow if you want to. I'll help you out all I can. It's really no that hard to do. If you need help PM me and I'll do what I can for you.
  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    nice work...
    1/3 of our company is pool service.

    looks nice, but i see one very large liability.

    In NC you cannot have any more than 3/8 inch of disparaty between surfaces (a lip)...it is a trip hazard.

    some of those stoes used for the coping are raised above the deck, and a few have sharp edges..
    someone could snag thier foot on those and fall into the pool and drown....

    here, that would not pass.
  7. Sunscaper

    Sunscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    This pool was probably one of the first here to have natural stone. The concrete guys really were p.o.'d about the finish. I had one guy sorting through the piles for hours finding 2-2&1/2" thick pieces the fit over the masonite. I liked the challenge but would not want to do this everyday.

    I am not in the pool business but I think the only laws here are that a child safety fence must be installed on every new pool. I really liked this pool alot. I have one similar at my house but it has that goofy pebble tech deck. i cannot wait until i can build my own house and pool and do the whole pool deck in stone. Frankly, I'm shocked the builder wanted to do this much stone. Thanks for your comments.
  8. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    I'm a far cry from a mason, but to me, the coping and waterfall don't exactly look like a "nice job"...

    There's WAY too much mortar showing for my liking. It probably would have driven me nuts to do the job, but I personally would have spent a bunch of time fitting pieces together to eliminate those wide mortar joints. Same with the waterfall.

    The stone should be what draws your eye, not the mortar. Which isn't the way it is on this job.

    Just my opinion. Like I've said before on other topics, take it for what it cost you....
  9. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    Mortar joints are way to big. Were you running short on stone or something??

    Also, thats not the stone you want to use for pool coping. People are going to be tripping on it!
  10. BTLS

    BTLS LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 109

    not being a mason, i wouldn't have noticed that there is more than normal mortar. question- where the waterfall is, is there some kind of big "mound mold" or something? I mean, how do you get it all to stack up like that? I know you use mortar to hold it all together, but you have rocks vertical on the face then you have them stacked horizontally on top. is it just all mortared with a dirt mound underneath? personally, i would love to have a pool like that in my back yard. did the customers like it?

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