My first Jobs

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by CBlandscaping, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. CBlandscaping

    CBlandscaping LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 48

    looking for some feedback on the first two jobs I did on my own last season, nothing to special but im proud of them, also a few pics of the waterfall my and my mom did at my house

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  2. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    I like the pondless waterfalls. Are you going to plant the plants?

    First pic, either get a corner block or cut a cap so its upright to hide the other block.

    Second pic, seems as if your lines of the running bond (?) aren't straight. Also, you probablly should have gotten the pavers closer to the sill plate on the sliding door. Looks like there is about a 1" gap under there which is going to cause that to bend due to no support underneath.

    third pic...did you use sand or stonedust for your bedding? Looks like stonedust.
     
  3. CBlandscaping

    CBlandscaping LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 48

    The waterfall pics were taken sitll during construction the plants have been planted and all the rock on the right side is not allthere some was just left over after we were picking through it

    first pic, i couldnt get a corner block to put there, but i did want one, and i like the idea of using the cap

    second pic, i just followed the foundation wall (is this how it should be done or work my way to the building?) and thats why it doesnt look straight, i was actually pretty upset about that the same about the sill plate, i was trying to get as close as posible

    third pic, use a 6in processed gravel(hard pack) base then 1in of stone dust bed, then sweep the stone dust in over the pavers to fill the gaps
     
  4. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 585

    You might want to use a border course of pavers for any future sidewalk/patio work instead of continuing the running bond to the end. Makes for a more finished look.
    It's been discussed before, but you might also want to try using concrete sand for your paver setting bed. It is easier to work with and will drain better.
    Hope this helps.
     
  5. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,069

    Yes, your work looks good.. I think everyone who has commented has forgot to say this... There are some things you should work on, as they have stated, but dont get discouraged, for a first time, Nice
     
  6. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    I like the waterfall feature. Nice
     
  7. STRINGALATION

    STRINGALATION LawnSite Senior Member
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    the water fall looks great to my eye those pavers well you have done more than me
     
  8. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,227

    I like the waterfall, also the stones in front of the stairs leading to the driveway. Were they that shiney when you put them down or did you put a sealer on top to give it that gloss look. Overall very nice.
     
  9. RockSolidLLC

    RockSolidLLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    Great job, If the block is a solid block and not hollow, you can use a brick chisle and make a clean break to finish the end.
     
  10. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,210

    the shiny "wet" pavers, are they rinox?

    Theyre just wet, the ones we do using them come out the same, bada$$ when wet and normal when dry :p
     

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