What do you guys thing?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mbella, May 20, 2006.

  1. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here are some pics of a patio we finished recently. We had to change the original design because of restrictions placed upon us by the township.

    I really wasn't sure how I would like the piers kind of floating out there, but after it was finished, I absolutely loved the way they bookend the landscape when sitting on the patio.
     
  2. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Looks good Mike.
    Only thing I don't like is the thin caps on the pillars.

    What restrictions did the township place on you?
     
  3. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The original design had curves and was bigger than what you see. However, the curves placed the patio beyond the setback. We had to lose the curves in order to maximize the space on the patio. The retaining wall of the raised portion that runs paralell with the back wall of the house is literally on the line.

    BTW, at least I post pics that are close enough for you to see the thickness of my caps, unlike your last pics.LOL.
     
  4. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Mike I didnt know you cared.
    Well I had to fit the house in the pic somehow.

    Maybe this will help.......

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  5. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are those fixtures running off of low voltage or line voltage?
     
  6. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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    All fixtures are 12v, 1 pillar 120v.
    Doing a job at the moment though where pillars are 12v....3 candelabra ea.

    Which are the pillars in your pic?
     
  7. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They are line voltage fixtures, but we found lv bulbs that work, so they are on a 12v system.
     
  8. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nice looking work guys.

    There are adapters available to convert medium base line voltage fixtures to LV. It looks like the threaded base of a typical light bulb but the top is flat and accepts a bi-pin LV lamp up to 35w.
     
  9. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
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    Good stuff Mike.
     
  10. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Mike ...looks good.

    Did you build your walls level? A lot of times we will incorporate a shrub bed between the patio and wall to allow for a slight grade in the patio.
     

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