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Showed the guys the boss can build too!!!

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by jrmyj, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    I think it looks good but I'm not a big fan on the layout. I understand you did the 4" steps because it s comfortable for you. My concern would be with guests, they are going to approach the steps assuming they are 7". Also what is the distance from the fire pit to the sitting wall? To me it looks like an uncomfortable distance, the wall is to far away from the pit to comfortably put your feet up, and also to close to put a chair.
  2. jrmyj

    jrmyj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I had limited space left in the yard and wanted to do a lot in that space and get a long run in there for the basketball hoop I mounted on the wall for my son since we live on a busy street and cant play in the front without me being paranoid that hes going to run in the street. It started of as a patio and the step down fire pit area was an after thought. The pits on the big side which makes the area look smaller. Its about 6 and half feet across. At the narrowist point from the wall to the pit its 3 feet and on the sides its about 6 or 7. Its pretty tall to compared to what I normally build but since it was my place I wanted to do something I haven't seen around here with the verticles.

  3. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    couple questions of no real importance....is that the 3200 harbor freight compactor? is the blue spade a wolverine spade ? and is the yellow case a fast cap laser case
  4. jrmyj

    jrmyj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    Yes on the compactor and the spade. The laser is a spectra ll300.
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  5. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,614

    i lie that fence style construction. Save on material over doing a wall and I think it looks better.
  6. jrmyj

    jrmyj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    Thanks. That was one of the reasons I went with the fencing. I used 800 block all together and 600 sq ft of pavers so I was trying to cut down on materials a bit since I wasn't making money on it. It has sold two jobs to people that have seen it from the street behind so i guess I would claim it as an advertising expense
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  7. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    Looks really good!
  8. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,586

    Its really unique man, good job. How stable are the walls though. It kind of looks like you could kick it over. Not trying to bash your work, I just do not understand how it is held together
  9. jrmyj

    jrmyj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    the walls are held with glue and unreal strong. I was always a skeptic of it but you could push as hard as you want and they wont budge. It was tested after a few beers around the fire pit. I build a few years ago using the glue and they are still like the day I left. I'm a big fan of the glue.

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