Summer project

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by stuvecorp, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here is some pictues of the project we just finished.

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  2. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here is a couple more...

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  3. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    The workmanship looks good. The design leaves alot to be desired. I feel you could of accomplished alot more with the same budget if you had a better design. I'd recommened finding a LA to use for design work. The most important thing is to find a LA that understands grading.
     
  4. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I actually like the design. The onlything i would have done different by the pictures is stagger the joints on the steps and a different color wall block. Looks good.
     
  5. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    A LA did the design and we added some tweaks too. What do you have in mind, I like to hear feedback whether it's good or bad. How else can you get better, right?
     
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Very nice work!
     
  7. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    I think its to much walls. I would of pulled the first wall as close to the driveway as possible and maybe made it a block taller and then just of grade the top out. Then spent that extra $ on plants.

    No matter what you build a wall out of it is still a wall. A nicely graded slope with plants will always look more appealing.
     
  8. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think it looks very nice. I disagree with mrusk i think the design of walls look great. Glad to see someone else hydro-seeds.
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  9. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I disagree, it looks stately. A different color, a lighter color would have been better.
     
  10. Bull

    Bull LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
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    I'm with rusk on this one. It's like you have to look for the house because all of the block overpowers it. I especially don't like the set of tall columns as you get close to the steps and I think the lamps look way to small. Also do something with those dishes so it does'nt look like a news station. Not that you would want to share it but what was the gross / estimate on that job and do you have any before shots?
     

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