Finish Pics

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mbella, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    I started a thread a few weeks ago asking if anybody had cut the face off of retaining wall block in order to veneer a stoop. I think I said I would post finish pics. Here they are. On this one, we did the softscape as well.

    I should add, we removed a concrete walkway. The 2B without fabric that you see in the before pic is from the initial concrete install. As you see in the later pic, we used fabric.
  2. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    Here is another before pic.
  3. boatdude

    boatdude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Really nice job...I bet the customer is really happy. BTW where did you get the pineapple? Keep up the great work.
  4. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    We picked them the morning we started.
  5. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    Beautiful work Mike :D
  6. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    Looks good Mike and a good match for the house.
  7. Electra_Glide

    Electra_Glide LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Looks good Mike...

    What did you use to attach the block to the stoop?

  8. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    Looks good. What type of adhesive did you use?
  9. Braxton

    Braxton LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Messages: 81

    And how did you get the upper layer to stay put until the adhesive dried?

    Looks great.

  10. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    I think we used SRW, but I'm not sure. We use about three different adhesives. I am sure I used Gorilla Glue on all of the corner pieces. We adhere the perimiter pieces (bullnose) and dry lay the field pavers on the stoop.

    We nail 2 x 4's to the stoop and pack it out until the support is wide enough to allow the face pieces to rest on them. Also, the block that we cut the rock faces off of is tapered from front to back. Putting the tapered side down allows the block to rest against the stoop. Finally, we put a brace against each piece of the face for twenty four hours.

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