My first Patio install

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Gilla Gorilla, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here is some before and after pics. The patio was raised about 16 inches on the back side furthest away from the house and was 12' X 12'.

    All I have to say to you guys that are looking into doing paver work is put the bid together and then multiply it by 1.5 at least so you dont loose you ass like I did. But hey it was a great learning experience and hopefully now I can start to make some good money doing these kind of installs in the future.

    Thanks for looking

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  2. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    and another pic while in progress

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  3. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    I screwed up and forgot to take into account that there needed to be a cap on the top row of the wall blocks. I reliezed this after we already had the three walls up three blocks high. So we had to improvise instead of taking the walls back down I just added two rows of caps high. It is not the best look but hey it works and the customer has know idea what happened and has not mentioned anything about the double high caps

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  4. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here is a pic with most of the pavers installed

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  5. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    and another with most of the pavers down

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  6. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    One with all of the pavers down

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  7. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    And the last one for tonight

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  8. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks very good for your first patio job, i don't care for that double cap thing but like you said it was a mistake, oh well, as long as the customer is happy, good job keep up the good work.

    Jeff
     
  9. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks good, but I'm not completely "sold" on the double cap either.:)

    You really should have buried at least 1/2 of the base course, btw. I hope you are planning on bringing up the grade in front of the wall a bit. You need some embedment for stability purposes......


    Dan
     
  10. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah Dan I was planning on bringing in some more stone dust in front of the back wall. I will probably build it back up to the top of the second block from the ground next week. I would have preferred only one row of caps but you gotta do what you gotta do some times right.

    Thanks
     

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