Rock Scape

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by HOLLYWOOD6973, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. HOLLYWOOD6973

    HOLLYWOOD6973 LawnSite Member
    from PGH PA
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    HI GUYS I HAVE A LOT OF VERY LARGE ROCKS. AND I WANT TO BUILD SOMETHING WITH THEM, SOME KIND OF ROCK SCAPE IF YOU HAVE ANY PICS OR IDEAS IT WOULD HELP THANKS
     
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    Use your imagination, be creative. That is what landscaping is all about. :cool:
     
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hi HOLLYWOOD6973,

    Here are some pic ideas.

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  4. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    What kind of rocks? Do you have a pic
     
  5. HOLLYWOOD6973

    HOLLYWOOD6973 LawnSite Member
    from PGH PA
    Posts: 76

    sorry no pics, the rock are similar to the ones in the second pic that team gopher shows
     
  6. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    The Second Pic Looks Like Preformed Concrete
     
  7. LawnMowerMan2003

    LawnMowerMan2003 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I worked for a landscaper one day when I was looking for extra work, and we used a Dingo to move some huge rocks. We had to tie rope around them to move them and it sure was a PITA! I suppose there might be some equipment that works better.
     
  8. jwholden

    jwholden LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 218

    I rented a T200 a few weeks ago and moved rocks that my 763 would only laugh at. I love big rocks, as long as I have the equipment to move them!
     
  9. HOLLYWOOD6973

    HOLLYWOOD6973 LawnSite Member
    from PGH PA
    Posts: 76

    I CAN MOVE THE ROCKS . I HAVE A LOADER! I WAS LOOKING FOR PIC OF SOME JOBS
     
  10. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,131

    We have some very cool rock jobs to our credit. One we cut a switch back up a steep hill and placed large rocks to retain the switch backs. That job landed several others. One we are currently working on involves a house set 9 feet above grade (you have to see it to believe it) resulting in the drive way having to be retained (the drive entrance to the garage has to climb 9 feet and make a turn in 35 feet of driveway) . We are using some extremely large rocks weighing from 1k to 5k. I will take photos when we are done. That will give me a reason to buy a digital camera. I enjoy rock projects. Not every one is set up to do them, so there is really good money in doing it. With a heavy lift skid steer and a thumb equipped miniexcavator, there is no end to what you can build.
     

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