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here is my 1rts landscape project of the season 2012, critics are very welcome.

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could not get the pavers level after a storm.








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its hard to tell whats going on with that first picture. Did you have to rip that out and level it?

Other then that it looks great.
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Nice job..............How long did it take you to finish ?
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It looks really good! Can you describe some of what is going on in those photos for us?
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its hard to tell whats going on with that first picture. Did you have to rip that out and level it?

Other then that it looks great.
i dint understand either, when i got the first time, client toll me she had a guy do that for her 5 years ago supposedly a pond, patio and 2 level to walk haha. what a joke, i rip everything, pile it and crush it and spread it out and build over the crush stone, trow base material in the top like 3 ft, compact it every 1ft and build over it, i gave the lady 2 year guarantied in material and labor. that patio is not going anywhere. in 25 years,
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Nice job man. I agree the first picture is like,whats going on here?? Looks really good.
yeah freaking crazy, i thought that i was going to change a few broken flagstone, when she call me and i end doing whole 9 yards. , crazy
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Nice job..............How long did it take you to finish ?
it took me 21 days, with 5 guys off course i was the maestro and i had to come back in spring for 2 days to plant. so ill say 23 days
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It looks really good! Can you describe some of what is going on in those photos for us?
1st picture when i got there, the first time.
2nd " firts clean up of the of the stone and decomposed granite.
3rd me riding the plated compactor. i had some stupid from the cable company taking the pavers to on bury some coaxial cable
4rd leveling the dust stone, concrete sand that's how they call it here in TX. and the pipe drainage.
5.trowing mulch. later we decide to go with river rock. client change her mind
6 cleaning the steps. and 2 leyer of patio(walk way) goes around the entire back yard to front yard.
7 final project after 3 layer of sealer.
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Very interesting!

Did you find any parts of this job to be challenging? Do you feel you learned any lessons from doing it?
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Did you find any parts of this job to be challenging? Do you feel you learned any lessons from doing it?
i always try to have fun when i work and learn from Avery project, if u are committed to your biz, i ask the clients for a month and to come back in spring 3 days to do the planting, to finish the job, i finish in 23 or 21days.

the people in the neighbor was really impress that i keep working, in rain, Sundays etc. i was there early. i had a a lot positive feed back.

the challenging part is always in the round corners to make it look like is curving u have to do a lot of cuts i spend 2 days only cutting corners.
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