Ramp Project we just finished up.

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by JimmyStew, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. JimmyStew

    JimmyStew LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here are a few after photos of a ramp project I just finished up. Opinions welcomed. One aspect I'd especially like some criticism on is the steps on the side. Design wise, I was lost. I didn't want a huge staircase sticking way out the side of the walk and it couldn't be too wide or the height of the last step would have varied too much from one side to the other (I'm not thrilled with the difference now). I'd love the hear how some of you might have approached this. As it stands now, I'll make sure to put some appropriate plant material to soften the steps when I do the plantings in the spring.

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  2. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Please tell me these people are handicapped....
     
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    how much of a pain was cutting the block to match the rise of the ramp?

    i would have started the stairs at the left side of the deck and wrapped them around so the came down along the side of the ramp.
     
  4. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    "Please tell me these people are handicapped...."

    Captain,these people are handicapped.:)
     
  5. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would have built the steps into the ramp. Looks nice though.Where in the northeast are you? Nice house on the water!
     
  6. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    That being said, I think its a world of difference from those metal & wood ramps I'm see. Versa-Lok? The only think I would have tried to figure out is how to get that top step on the stairs to level out by stepping the wall and caps.
     
  7. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dude, let the naysayers have their day, you should patten that one! Nice work and fills an evergrowing niche.
     
  8. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    The workmanship looks top notch.
     
  9. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Did you split the back of each cap stone, or is that not versa-lok?
     
  10. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,134

    nice work ..........
     

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