Recent Patio Job

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by PerfiCut L&L, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,316

    WOW! That's a beautiful piece of work. I think stone work is the most gratifying work that one can do

    (I know I enjoy it). Congrats and good luck with future projects. :weightlifter:
  2. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    Thank you.

    We had a great time working on this project since it required a fair amount of designing and adjustments. It's nice to be tasked every once in a while making you think for a change.
  3. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    There's a couple problems I saw but other than that it looks awsome.
    1. where the wall makes a 120degree bend by the deck, your joint on the wall line up. That'll be a weak point.
    2. picture of the step(one of the last ones) it looks like you have acouple dips in it.(could just be the pic though)
    nice job again.
  4. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 633

    bound for failure,you're base is 1 inch off.
  5. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    We installed geogrid on the back kneehigh wall between the two sets of steps to help give it some additional support. We filled this area about 2/3rd full up topsoil, then topped it off with 1-3" pocono river rock. Also installed drainage pipes to help with water runoff.

    The pavers on the steps were removed and relaid because we were losing sand from one of the sides where it attaches to the patio wall. We sealed that and then relaid the pavers. I'm not sure if the pic posted is before or after this. In any event, the final step is level. But thanks for noticing.
  6. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    i also am wondering what the tag was? id say about 20g' total
  7. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,205

    What was the bid for this project? Total Man hours/number of men? Equipment? The project looks great! Thanks! -Mitch-
  8. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,066

    The Hardscape Job looks great. I just don't like that one downspout leader running across the back of the house, over the basement window and over the retaining wall. It should have been buried underground. I notice that way more than any craftsmanship issues with the block work. Utility work should always be first!!
  9. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    I agree Champion, the downspout should have been routed under the patio. I believe this was an oversight during the construction phase.

    The original quote for the project was approximately 22k. With the two change orders the final project cost was just under 30k. Approximately, 350 labor hours, 40 of that was lost in the first 2-3 days with the issues I had getting the plumber out, and the delivery of materials.
  10. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    That is a very modest price I must say...

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