Hardscaping Hacks - Pics

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Gilmore.Landscaping, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,298

    Yes that's a big company f-up by the pool company, the in ground pool is just not deep enough, and the retaining walls will never last to hold up to all of that gravel + concrete slab on top.

    It's actually a lesbian couple that bought the house, pool guys came from the back to do their work, then a fence was installed. Then they decided to haul all of that gravel by wheel barrow threw that gate you see in the picture.

    I really told them to wait on a lot of things before pouring the concrete in the forms that would barely hold anything. The retaining wall you see on the left had no drainage, poor compaction, un-level bricks, cappings missing with dried adhesive on the last row of bricks lol

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  2. Birchwood

    Birchwood LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    your in Canada right? Where Mike Holmes when you need him.
  3. stebs

    stebs LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 499

    hiding in his office where he belongs.....:laugh:
  4. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,588

    they hauled all of that by hand...? how much is a dingo rental up there for 1 day? $180 at most?
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    Hack express.... Departing the mason yard.... Next stop.... Hack job. Woooo wooooo
    4 bands of brick(a full skid is 3k so call this 2500 to be safe) then 7 bluestone treads varying from 6' to 8'. You can WAG that. You know its good when the front unloads like that while the rear is about to pop the beads.
  6. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 645

    Here is a new one I saw just getting started on a commercial site in town. absolutely brutal!:hammerhead:
  7. Red Shed Landscaping

    Red Shed Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    That is amazing! It doesn't make sense what so ever where it was started, still will have a huge slope between the two walls.

    How could even the worst landscaper think that was straight and level. There are some very lazy people out there that will throw blocks down and call it good.
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,247

    What's the point of running a string on this?
  9. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,588

    Is that pipe even perforated? they might have forgot a sock for it lol... Do you ever stop by these places and warn the owners?

    That's a beautiful truck too... Oh well
  10. Birchwood

    Birchwood LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    X2 they didn't use it to stay straight or level, what the point?

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