Jun 15, 2010

Another Back Yard on Trout Lake for Outdoor Wedding

Here is another project on Trout Lake. The customer wanted to redo his backyard, for an outdoor wedding, and to use some of the old stones. We took everything down and started all over again incorporating the old with the new. We build them a nice patio, and stairs all the way to the Lake with a place for the wedding couples and the priest to stand for the ceremony.
by the patio we build a wood paragola , to be used as food serving station. Here are the photos showing step by step the finishing project.
The final Project

Old Planter

the old wall

the old project

Mar 20, 2009

A New Back Yard with Planters

This Project was very simple and complicated at the same time. Simple when it comes to laying the stones and building the Planters. Preparing the ground work to make it ready for the stones was a tough job for us... the entrance to the backyard was very narrow for my machines to go in and out, and prepare the ground work.

Luckily behind the house there was a Public Park, we had to apply for a permit to use the City Park as our entrance to the back of the house to prepare the ground work. And take all the dirt out…... because of all these delays, the job which was planned to take 10 days from start to finish took us one month, plus a full time heavy rain, which made it very hard and messy to dig and prepare the ground for the stones. Finally the ground work was done, and we were ready to start the work.

We used Romanesque Cobble Stones from Oaks. The job came very nice. The color chosen complement the house nicely and added lots of value to the house.

These are some photo from the finished job. As you can see we had to take part of the fence to be able to enter and do our work.

Mar 7, 2009

A Driveway Project

Okay its almost spring and time to put your summer projects on paper and start planning . What is needed for your outdoor space. A new garden? walkway , a new driveway. Can you manage to do the project yourself or you have to hire a professional to do the job for you and create a masterpiece...

If a driveway is on your plan list this is a big driveway project we did couple of years ago, it will give you some ideas about the design , colors and detailed work.

Retaining Walls along side the Driveway

Circles and Shape Designs with Three Colors

A Big Planter at the entrance of the driveway

a full view of the entrance

to the house

circle infront the entrance

the guys are sweeping the sand

the big planter
the Driveway all the way to the lake
going down the hill to the lake

Jan 23, 2009

Fixing water damage

The Customers used to have a landing with couple of stairs to the side of the mud room, the house situated at a cul de sac. The house is lower than the street, and all the water from the street used to go directly down the driveway into the garage , mud room and the landing, and by time, the stairs started cracking and falling apart, and it was a dangerous situation needed to be fixed soon as possible.

We changed the design of the entrance and gave the customers a walkway to a new entrance with two posts. also we installed a water pump which works automatically every time it rains . Attached are some pictures to share.

the job started Mid of October,the weather was not cooperating, lots of rain, sometimes snow , we couldn't finish the grass , the ground started to freeze.