lake staircase

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by BrandonV, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,625

    thought I'd share some photos of a recent project we have been working on! We were asked to find a long lasting solution to a rotting wooden set of a stairs for pier access. Also since we had previously built the ramp to the top of the wooden stairs I got a great chance to photograph our previous base to show a "cross section" of the base, screeding sand and polysand fill. I thought it was neat.

    Brandon Vaughan





  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    Now that looks like a pretty good project.
  3. Murphy's Law

    Murphy's Law LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Messages: 174

    Those steps look like Techo Rocka steps. I think they get a bad rap up my me. I get it, I live in the granite state but gray granite can be a little cold looking at times. I have been trying to incorporate more Rocka steps into my jobs and I think it adds a different dimension.
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    Looks really cool, how did you get material down there? I don't envy the guy in the mini ex
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  5. Murphy's Law

    Murphy's Law LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Messages: 174

    How do you handle putting in geotextile under those steps. Do you put layers in level spanning 3 or 4 steps or do you dig out at a slope and run fabric in longer lengths? Did that make sense?

    I always thought fabric should be installed essentially "level" but with steps like these it doesn't make sense because you will be digging out sometimes 12" or 18".
  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,625

    that's what the muck truck was for :)
    i was the guy on kubota, not the funniest place to be but you get used to it and just learn to stay straight and take it slow.

    they are the techo steps, we normally do a lot with tenn fieldstone but in this case there was a need for so many and I don't think you can underestimate consistency when it comes to tread height... especially when you have 56 of them
  7. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    I bet that was a pain too bring all the rocks and pavers on a hill not to mention the lake at the bottom. Looks really good.

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