Your a true hardscaper if..

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mrusk, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    Being at a couple home shows, i talk to alot of different landscape companies.

    Within 2 or 3 minutes i can normally tell if the person is a 'true hardscaper' or not.

    We all know what makes a true redneck, but what makes a true hardscaper??


    For one, you can NEVER put profit over quality. I am sick of people telling me they will do the job 'this way' if the money is 'good' and 'that' way if the money is not.

    Matt
     
  2. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    You are not a true hardscaper unless you devote more than 50% of your business to hardscape installs. And I'm not talking about a huge planting job w/ a 100 sq. ft walkway in it.

    Chris
     
  3. Total Landscape Solutions

    Total Landscape Solutions LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

    Your are not a true hardscaper unless you have worn off your fingerprints and had your fingertips bleed.
    :weightlifter:
     
  4. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    You are a true hardscaper if you get up on Sunday morning (your off day) and strap on your knee pads before you go downstairs to read the paper.
     
  5. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 634

    you're a true hardscaper if your nose and lint trap in your clothes dryer has enough sand and stone dust particles in them to form into a large brick
     
  6. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    All your Carhartt dungarees have faded to the same color...it didn't matter what color they were when they started.

    You wear round point shovels out...they all have a concave semi-circle where there used to be a point.

    Your work boots have holes in the toes and the steel toe shows through.

    You have digging bars that aren't straight.

    Your pick mattocks are as rounded as a spoon...and only 4" long.

    Plastic tray wheelbarrow!! What the f good are those? You can't make your steel trays last longer than 2 seasons.

    You mix mortar and concrete on a sheet of plywood because its faster and easier than those little rental drum mixers.

    There is no such a thing as too large a boulder...you just don't have the right amount of leverage.
     
  7. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,369

    You are a true hardscaper if you have a favorite hammer.

    You are a true hardscaper if you own every level ever manufactured. Some havent seen the light of day in years but you know they are somewhere.

    You are a true hardscaper if a line level is your best friend.
     
  8. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,649

    Your not a true hardscaper if you have your original block hammer, you should have buried a few with the back fill.
    Mike
     
  9. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    You know your a hardscaper when ... you get home at night and the portland in your hair is hard as a rock.
     
  10. NewHorizon's Land

    NewHorizon's Land LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 690

    You know you are a true hardcaper when you can different brands of pavers from a mile away. (btw Im not as of yet)
     

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