Just finished one.

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by PerfiCut L&L, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    Heres one we started last week and just finished up on. Started out to be just a small patio off the lower basement, with a deck coming out of the kitchen slider. They then opted to go with stone instead of decking but needed to keep to a fairly tight budget. We had a couple designs with varying step patterns and landings but this was the cheapest of the three so they opted this setup. As you can see, we ended up with two patio connected with a small walkway.

    We will be coming back to do the landscaping after they pick their greenery. Also, looking to get the front done as well, looking forward to that.

    Customer is exremely excited, and has invited us back for a cookout, once they get their furniture.

    Anyhow, just thought I'd share some of pictures.







  2. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    You could of saved them money by not building a wall around that patio. a 12" Wall is pointless. Just grade up to it.
  3. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    Will keep that in mind next time. We actually had about 15" of grade change we had to account for so we opted to put in a small wall and increase the patio pitch to mimize the drop off.
  4. akb25

    akb25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Looks great!

    How do you handle the points where the block wall meets the siding?

    Do you strip the siding and flash accordingly or build the structure far enough away from the house to allow ventilation and drainage.

    Just curious, information for little details like that can be hard to find yet give a job its quality.


  5. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    Depends on whats behind it. In this case, cut away the siding where the steps are and sealed accordingly. The wall at the top of the landing is simply butted up against the corner siding. The landing is where the siding stops.
  6. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    Looks nice, wondering about the wall (height ) around upper steps. Did you use pedistal method for your steps?
  7. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 901

    Looks good I don't think I'm crazy about those steps, not workmanship-wise just aesthetically. I would of used a grey trex decking with white azek boards, looks like a little too much stone. But nice job.
  8. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    The upper wall is 30" high.
  9. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 359

    now you just need to convince to them to let you build a bbq holder with blocks to finish the look.
  10. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    We will be back to build an bar on the lower level patio which will have a bbq.


    The neighbor apparently has inquired about possibly getting a patio put in as well. From what I hear, he isnt willing to pay though. My customer says his neighbor is going to try it himself. This ought to be good.

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