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Summer project finished

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by zedosix, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I posted a while back on this project, its about finished for the season and will follow up next year with softscape. The owner will get some good shots next season once the planting is done and the waterfalls are operational. Total of 6 weeks and roughly 100 pallets of material, all techo.

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  2. scotts lawn care

    scotts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 468

    Wow! Awesome job! Looks great.I hope to someday get into hardscape. Is there much for profit in a big job like this? Just curious.
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  3. WGrnd21

    WGrnd21 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 73

    Great work, very nice cuts around boulders. Should have made that diving rock bigger on the pool haha. Not a fan of block walls and steps prefer natural stone, still good work though.
  4. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    Honestly, no there isn't. He does it because he enjoys it that much. LOL :hammerhead:

    BTW... Looks awesome Andy
  5. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I would say yes.
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,576

    Looks great. Nice job!

    Cept.....the landscape gravel adds too much hardness. Mulch and perennials would be a much softer touch......

  7. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    Really, really nice Zedo! This project is a great example of a quality, well thought out, design, coupled together with a quality (attention to details) install. Did this project take longer than you expected to complete? Share some of the war stories on this one. Have any before pics? Great work! Two big thumbs up.
  8. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    Awesome job! I bet you are happy that you're done for the winter!

    From the last picture, I'm wondering why the left pillar isn't square to the one in the middle (to the right of the stairs?). The one on the far side looks good, but IDK, it just seems like it should be 1-1.5' back and turned 45 degrees. IT may just be the POV, and it probably didn't work that way because of the shape of the patio... I just looked at the first picture again, and it does seem to flow pretty well.

    The boulder in the 4th picture is great!

    It looks like you have a sitting wall near where the table and chairs are??? I just looked again...planter! I look forward to seeing everything planted. (how high is the wall in that area BTW?

    Which type of wall block and pave stones did you use?

    Did you supply irrigation tho the in-wall planters?
  9. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Thanks for the imput everyone, Andrew, I know it looks a bit on the harsh side, but to be honest with you the patio was supposed to be the extent of the job and the pool was not even considered in the original design so there wasn't alot of thought or preparation put into the pool surroundings. We do have a landscape plan I had my designer make up for me and next season we will be softening the entire back yard to complete the project. But you're right maybe we should of put mulch instead but with the wind that howls in the back yard most would end up in the pool.
    The back patio in question took one month to the day, Aug. 19 to Sept.19th. but also included 600sq.ft interlock for the front and a couple of small retaining walls. In total about 4 men on average @ 11 hour days, everything went as planned and maybe even better than planned!!. We did lose a couple of days due to rain, it was a rainy season one of the worst in recent memory.

    Here is the back yard as it looked the day we started, with an in progress shot during the first week.

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  10. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    We still have another 2 weeks then thats about it for the season, I need rest from work and employees!
    Nothing is on a 45 here, just where it needs to go, there were a few adjustments along the way to make it flow just right.
    Wall is somewhere around 4' tall, with a layer of geogrid, clear stone and non woven to line the walls. No irrigation, but lots of lighting.
    Techo mini creta 3 and 6", brick is "mista" and "flagstone" and "villagio

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