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Recent Patio Job

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by PerfiCut L&L, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    We need better pictures!!
     
  3. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 633

    very nice,but where are the pictures of the new job?.:laugh:
     
  4. cm82pa

    cm82pa LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Nice!!! This wasn't done on the Gunpowder River was it?
     
  5. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,496

    How come walls are used so much more with manufactured products vs stone? Curious.

    btw, nice work.
     
  7. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,325

    because it takes some skill to make a natural stone wall look good any one can slap up a manufactured wall
     
  8. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,496

    haha yeah that may be it.......I just notice a lot more walls with manufactured materials vs masonry. A problem I have with it is that it can easily become over done and over bearing........just pour concrete at that point. Sorry, didn't meant to get off topic.
     
  9. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 458

    I have a bunch of photos, but have to down size them. I'll try to get those up tonight.
     
  10. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 458

    Computer rendered design. The design was changed slightly from this original layout, but here it is none the less.
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    A slight elevation change from left to right with a moderate change from front to back. In order to prevent from having to rebuild a flight of steps to match a level patio, we designed the patio into two main levels to accomodate the deck steps. Worked out quite well.
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    Not sure where the photos are of the initial dig. But here is what I was able to find. The pipe sticking out of the patio is a natural gas line we subcontracted to have installed for the grill. The other is a grade stake. Removed after pavers were installed.
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    Working on the steps and finishing the caps for the upper and lower walls.
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    Quality assurance inspector.
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    Apparently he found something of interest.
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    More of the same. Working on the steps
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    Installation of the upper level wall.
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    Wide look at project. The crews are finishing the steps, and beginning the prep work on the wall/walkway to the right which leads to the basement steps.
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    Things are starting to come together.
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    Work continues on the upper level, while tamping and finishing touches take place on the lower level.
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    QA at it again.
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    More of the same.
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    Installation begins of the natural gas grill. It was much easier to do this way then try and man handle this thing. The nice part was once we got it on the patio we found it had wheels so we were abel to roll it into place.
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    More of the same
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    The walkway comes from the side of the garage, through the gate and into the patio. An additional walkway was to be added on the nearest corner leading to the right 15' to the side garage door entrance. Owner opted not to install this portion since they wanted to keep this section of lawn for the dog.
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    Gas guy, doing his thing. (QA officer noticed the upper wall was to be raised in order to hide the backside of the grill. This was an oversight on the foremans behalf, so necessary steps were taken to make the correction. The initial design called for a table top type grill to be placed on a surround wall. However, the customer liked this grill better, so the design was changed once this grill arrived.
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    Sod install begins
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    More complete pics

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    more of the same.

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    I particularly liked the lamps the customer picked out. In addition to what you dont see, we had our deck guy come in and install white lattice all around the deck to hide the underside. We also installed a nice color pocono river rick behind the patio wall just in front of the lattice. 3 Tons worth. Adds a nice no maintenance touch.
     

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