TomG's Photos

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

  1. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    Some pictures of our lazer and receiver that I mount to the boom of the excavator. Also two pictures of how I grade our base of our patios. I graded this patio in under 10 min. It had a 3 inch pitch from the house side to the far side. Just make sure the timber is strait! Here is a video of me grading this project:




  2. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    Last pictures from the job.




  3. jhouchins

    jhouchins LawnSite Member
    from East TN
    Messages: 182

    Bunch of big jobs. Nice looking work
  4. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

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

    Why are you screeding out your sand than walking all over it?
  5. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    Because we don't own a hover craft.:) The only access to the back yard was around the left of the house. So rather than lay 650sf of pavers from one pallet location, we put the pallets out around the patio before we put the sand down. Then we just walk across the sand in one location to bring the pavers in. Then just go over it with the back of the rake as seen in the video. So... take 2 min to re-grade the sand or spend a lot of time walking 40ft insted of 10 ft with the pavers each time.
  6. cameronderzack

    cameronderzack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Where do you get a leveling system for your excavator like you have there
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  7. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    The laser and the receiver on the boom are from Topcon. The receiver attaches magnetically to the excavator.
  8. RPM90

    RPM90 LawnSite Member
    from Philly
    Messages: 134

    how much would one of those granite steps cost? I really like the look of it and thinking or maybe offering that to some of my customers it an awesome look.
  9. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    I don't know any prices sorry. I don't do any of the pricing or estimates for the company. Maybe some one else who uses them can chime in.
  10. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    All you do is take pics and run machines! Right Wrists?
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