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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by thill, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. thill

    thill LawnSite Member
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    Just finished this job. It is the biggest we have done to date and we think it turned out pretty well. Just had to post a pic. Tell us what you think.

    I guess I should add: the house is 23 years old. We just did the steps, walls, columns, rails, etc.


    Tom

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  2. Allure

    Allure LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 426

    It looks great. do you have any more pics?
     
  3. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
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    thin set stone is something that I would like to learn more about, did you start off with a cinderblock wall and then thinset a veneer stone to it or is you stone a cultured stone large enough to build the wall of it alone?
     
  4. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Nice work !

    If you have some before and after photos, you should review your figures, then run a great big ad in the States Man. You should be booked for a long long time.
     
  5. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
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    Nice job! Keep up the good work.
     
  6. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    Looks good.......any more pictures?

    I would rethink the stepping stones..........something larger. You could even construct them as individual little patios if you think about it. Leaving space between and still gain a similar affect allowing something to grow between and break up the hardscape a little to keep it from being overbearing, if that is a concern.
     
  7. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    Looks awesome . Would like to see some in progress pics. Looks like cultured stone veneer.
     
  8. thill

    thill LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    Thanks for the kind words. I do have more pics (about a zillion) but have to downsize them for uploading on this site. I will get that done and would love to put a few pics more up.

    The walls are double sided cut native stone (Texas of course) with concrete and steel between the two walls. Most blocks were 4-5" wide and 4, 6, 8" tall.

    We didn't want to make the curve radi using concrete block.The caps are watersawed limestone. I am not familiar with the term cultured stone??? Can some one educate this old redneck?

    The ugly stepping stones are very temporary. A flagstone walkway will be going in in early spring. I like the idea of "mini-patios" with green growing between them. Gonna have to play with that one. Thanks
     

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