Early pics of a job i am very excited about.

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mrusk, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    Here are a few pics of a job that i think will turn out very nice. Its my first 100% masonry job. I am not building the deck btw.


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  2. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Where did the brick come from/ will that be part of the job?
  3. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yea the brick are part of the job. As we were blocking the columns up we were 1/2 a block short. Then i remembered i had a few bricks laying in the bed of my truck!!:cool2:
  4. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    I suggest better fitment on the stone.......alter its shape, more consitant joints.

    What else is going on there?
  5. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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  6. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What kind of steps are they ?
  7. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    is it just me or is that column on the left sitting on an angle
  8. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    It was my first time doing real stone. We are going for a real natural look. Originally i was going to saw cut every peice for nice and tight 1/2 inch joints. But since we were using the same sone on the pillars as we are the patio i wanted them to look alittle different. We are doing about 700 sq feet of wet layed irregular. We are going to saw the joints.

    I am no way a stone mason, but i am slowly learning.
  9. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    what is the plan on the corners? all the pillars i have seen have cut edges so they stay true with out huge mortar joints
  10. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    Here is another job we got going on. 2 4 ft engineered walls...

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