new job..

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mrusk, Sep 8, 2008.

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  1. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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  2. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    I am glad to see you asking questions before trying to just do something.

    These pillars are built o a 12" concrete footing 42" below grade. They are built out of 12" cmu block. Then we scratch coated the pillars. They will be veneered with cultured stone.
     
  3. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    Especially the AL GORE GLOBAL WARMING msg board!
     
  4. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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    thought i saw them there
     
  5. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    what is the reason for the 42 inch below grade? i don't understand that as a retaining wall will only be 12 inches at most depending on height obviously.

    Dont want to hijack but if you could make up some suggestions and also some directions and send them to me i would greatly appreciate it.
     
  6. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    Vertical masonry work needs a footing. 42" is the frost line in NJ. If you do do build masonry pillars on a footing below the frost line, they will crack.
     
  7. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    ok i understand now, so before attempting anything like this maybe i should get some answers from local guys to see how they do it so that i can follow the standard for my area.


    The work looks good by the way.
     
  8. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    got any Pictures of the footings?
     
  9. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thats some thick stone being put down.

    Why use real stone on the stoop and fake on the pillar? Budget?
     
  10. Even Cut Lawn Care

    Even Cut Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Don't you mean if they are built ABOVE the frost line they will crack?
     
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