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Go ahead and laugh but.......

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Drafto, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    I thought this would be a fun thread considering it is crappy out for most of us and we could use a laugh. I know we all have one or two or a few of these on our machines. I think it would be fun to see some of eachothers work that is embarrassing, something from when we first started out. But I think it is only fair that you cannot make fun of someones picture, unless you post one of your own.

    I was ONCE guilty of slivers, 18 months ago I did this:

  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Hey, I have seen a lot worse work then that!!!!!!!!!:)
  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    LOL... I got slivers in my butt once. :p
  4. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    You guys have to have some bad picks to post. The slivers actually don't look too bad, but when I went back to do a yearly inspection, they looked horrible.
  5. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Drafto: We never make mistakes*.


    *That we photograph. :D
  6. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    Dan, as I told you on the phone, I thought of starting a "first jobs" thread similar to this. I love it. I will try to find some pics of some of my first eyesores.

  7. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    I too am guilty of the sliver method. Both of these show sliver cuts, but in the second one, the base is 6" of CLEAN stone w/ a stonedust setting bed that we tamped 3 times.:nono: :nono: :nono: :dizzy: These pics were taken yesterday...j/k.
    P.S. the clean stone patio still looks good to this day....believe it...or not!

  8. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    Dude, there is some margin for error for beginners, but the job in the first pic should be punishable by death. That was HORRIBLE. I can't believe you're in my circle of trust.
  9. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Alright, this is not really a bad paver mistake, but it is embarrassing. This was a photo taken for insurance reasons that a gas line was not buried 18" down. Little did I know, it doesn't matter how deep they are, if you don't call before you dig and you hit one with a skidsteer, on a Sunday, with "on-call" gas company employees making triple time, it costs about $3,000. On the bright side, if you do call before you dig and you still hit one, it does not cost a dime to have repaired. Also, there is a good chance you liability insurance won't cover it, b/c YOU broke the law when you didn't call before you dug.

    I will never forget sitting on the curb 100' outside the block that was evacuated thinking........just no ones house blow-up PLEASE! Mean while the guy with the gas sniffer thing is searching houses.....firetrucks.......even a guy from the paper asking me if I was a victim, I told him yes but I had "no comment"

  10. geoscaper

    geoscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    Drafto: If it makes you feel any better I hit a gas line two years ago while I was edging a mulch bed. It couldn't have been more than 4" deep. The gas company aparantly subbed out some of their work and half assed it.

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