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TomG's Photos

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by TomG, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    Yea you got it. They wanted the cheapest fix to the problem.
  2. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    Ok I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt on this one and say you have never laid this specific paver before because this is the second time you have made that comment on this particular paver. But by simply using Microsoft Paint's straight line tool you can clearly see the pavers are strait.

    Maybe its time to invest in some glasses?:)



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  3. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I'll give you the benefit of the doubt that your hands were shaking when you took those pictures. Or the brick molds are worn out and the tolerances are off big time.
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,576

    It's appearing that Tom isn't wanting any criticism , I'm think he want to oy show pics of the work and equipment :)

    The joint lines are infact wavy, especially Towards the outside center.

    The red Line Tom drew in is too thick and is masking the variation.

    Not sure if Tom does many patios, but for the future, Tom you really need to make sure whoever is setting Pavers that they keep those lines as staight as possible.
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  5. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    Criticism is fine, i think it makes you strive to get better. In fact i have agreed with most of the criticism but i do think i have the right to dispute it.

    zedosix, I may have over reacted to your comment and I'm sorry for that, no need to make enemies on a forum. I think i was just still aggravated from having sat through Belgard University all day. lol

    Yea the patio isn't perfect and there are some waves good thing is that this job is not done. It was one of our last projects before winter and there isn't even poly-sand in it yet. It shal be fixed in the spring!
  6. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    We went down to HNA in Louisville Kentucky this year. It was a good show and it was quite massive because it was combined with the GIE+E Expo.

    First two pictures are of the Optimas mechanical Paver. Its a cool machine and I took a quick video of it in action.

    Third picture is of Probst version of the Optimas.

    Last two pictures are... well just funny. Somehow I don't see a huge market for a mower you have to pedal. :drinkup:

    I also won a few competitions and ended up walking away with $200! If you want to see the competitions here you go.





  7. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,174

    Cool I can plow with my mower now, but what's with the wheelbarrow? I have that same mower but I can't see plowing snow with it, unless it's a dusting. :)
  8. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    Hey I'm in your last video :) , I remember you down there. You can run a machine really good. As for the work being presented..... we can look at it like this--- the jobs are being done structurally sound( except geofabric) =B+.
    they aren't up to the highest standards = B
    your companies maybe have to find a happy medium as this company has... I dont know?
    They get paid, customers are happy, some customers aren't as picky as us and we sometimes beat up the little things too much.
    Seriously the lines aren't that bad
  9. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    Haha, that's to funny!
  10. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    The next group of pictures are of jobs we did the year before and are 100% done. This was a big job we did at a house on a local lake.






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