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pdelaporte wrote:
Is the grass real or artificial?
   Comment   last Monday
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Synthetic grass technology has advanced so far that its hard to tell the difference ... I'm not sure, either. What I can tell you is that if it's EasyTurf, the owner doesn't have to worry about maintenance, bugs, rodents, fading, or worn out paths under the swings! A lot of day care centers and schools are installing EasyTurf on their playgrounds for these and other reasons - including our 'fall safe' technology. Are you interested in artificial grass? I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Cheers!
George
last Wednesday at 6:35am   
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Hi, thanks for your question. It is in fact real lawn, not artificial. It happens to be one of the first lawns installed in our area using the new Sub-surface Drip Irrigation (SDI) technology, called "Eco-Mat" by Hunter Industries. Here's a link to more information:
http://www.hunterindustries.com/irrigation-product/micro-irrigation/eco-mat-and-pld-esd

One of the advantages of using sub-surface-drip: Water Conservation--reduced evaporation, reduced runoff, and no wind-blown water loss as from typical pop-up sprinkler heads!
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habryan wrote:
It looks awesome! What kind of beams are on the pergola? - Hello, I ham wondering if you can share what size or kind of beams were used on the top of the pergola (i.e. are they wood or a wood-clad metal beam?). It looks like it spans a decent distance. I'm looking to do the same and am researching the options to prevent the beams from sagging. Any info you can give is greatly appreciated!
   Comment   June 23, 2013
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Hi, thanks for your comments and question. Yes, the beams do span quite a distance. The structure was engineered, and the overall size is about 20' wide by 40' long. The covered part is about 20' x 20'. The posts and beams are hefty, too: 6x8 Standard Alaska Yellow Cedar Glu-Lams for the columns. A knife-blade for post-to-footing connection. The beams are 6x8's, and the rafters are 4x8's.
June 23, 2013 at 10:40am   
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gardeniasmyfave wrote:
Question on the Pergola - I was wondering if there is another type of material other than metal that could be used on the top of the slanted Pergola? I am concerned about the noise when it rains and acorns dropping. Thank you
   Comment   May 19, 2013
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Yes, there are other roofing material options available, although this structure was engineered specifically for the metal roof. Our client likes it because it is lightweight, durable, and maintenance-friendly.
May 21, 2013 at 8:44pm   
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laurel720692 wrote:
New patio - What are the dimensions of the coverd part? What size wood beems were used?
   Comment   May 3, 2013
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Hi, thanks for your question. The structure was engineered, it's fairly large. The entire structure is about 20' wide by 40' long, and the covered part is about 20' x 20'. The posts and beams are hefty, too: 6x8 Standard Alaska Yellow Cedar Glu-Lams for the columns; 6x8's for the beams, and the rafters are 4x8's .
May 6, 2013 at 1:45pm     
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cahabamama wrote:
Who makes this swing set?
   Comment   March 11, 2013
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Hi, the play-set was provided by the homeowners and was already on-site before the backyard project had been started. We believe it was purchased from a company called "Marin Backyard" in Marin County, CA.
March 11, 2013 at 9:52am   
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Dawn Hooks wrote:
Hello I was wondering what type of stone is under the portico? - I love the colors they look like blues and gray with maybe a little sand.
   Comment   February 7, 2013
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What kind of roof is on the pergola?
May 3, 2013 at 11:37pm   
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The roof is an architectural metal ribbed roofing material.
May 6, 2013 at 1:39pm   
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marymcnichols wrote:
Backyard - Where did play set come from
   Comment   September 21, 2012
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Hi marymcnichols, the play-set was provided by the homeowners and was already on-site before the backyard project had been started. We believe it was purchased from a company called "Marin Backyard" in Marin County, CA.
September 24, 2012 at 12:41pm   
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ginachristian wrote:
what is the cover on the pergola?
   Comment   April 29, 2012
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The middle section is covered with a ribbed metal roofing material.
April 30, 2012 at 9:53am   
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