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Unilock rivercrest

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by GallucciLandscaping, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. GallucciLandscaping

    GallucciLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    Hello to all you hardscaping pros!

    I need some help/insight on unilock's new rivercrest wall material...
    Has anyone tried to make a fire pit out of it?
    All my suppliers and reps say that it can not be done however another contractor (who is very good/professional and lots of experience) has told one of my current customers that it can be done. He speced out a 7' firepit. What are your thought?

    I've used this product for a pillar and that has been it, so far.

  2. Birchwood

    Birchwood LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    I went to their training this spring and they showed 2 layout building a square fire pit using this product. The unilock website says using all 4 sizes gives you a 4.1' radius, and using 2 of the sizes yields a 3.5 radius. So your competition is correct.
  3. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

  4. GallucciLandscaping

    GallucciLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    Thanks a bunch guys. I didn't check the website, I should have done that first.

    Thanks again for the quick responses
  5. GallucciLandscaping

    GallucciLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    Need some opinions/recommendations please...

    The customers are really fond the unilock rivercrest but not fond the 7' diameter firepit. Myself and the unilock rep recommended using brussels tapered block for firepit with a 56" diameter, what are your thoughts on aesthetics of having a rivercrest seat wall in a half moon with a pillar on each end (coping to be ledgestone) then having the paver field in umbriano with umbriano and series 3000 boarders, finished off with the brussels firepit with ledgestone coping?

    Any other options or recommendations as to material choice? I also thought of brussels firepit with rivercrest coping to kind of tie in the firepit with the seat wall and pillars but then thought it might be too "busy" when all the other copings are ledgestone.

    Thanks in advance
  6. Birchwood

    Birchwood LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    I was unfamiliar with a tapper ed brussels, are you speaking of quarry stone you can mix river crest with quarry stone as an accent as masons would on a house 2 river crest equals 1 quarry stone in height. Ledgestone would be a pain in the butt to cut that tight and to look good.

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