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Warm Modern in Noe Valley-Exterior contemporary-patio

Warm Modern in Noe Valley-Exterior


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March 19, 2015
pxlgirl wrote:
Are the side walls made of concrete block and then clad in wood?
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Where they serve as retaining walls they are concrete clad in wood. Where they are not retaining soil, they are wood framed fences clad in wood. The wood is cedar to match the house. - Mark.

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February 12, 2015
pjkh3 wrote:
What kind of paver are these? Nice mix of warm and cool.
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They are cast concrete. Thank you. - Mark.

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April 25, 2014
maryskokan wrote:
Is this faux grass? If so, who is the manufacturer?
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No. It is real grass! - Mark.
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September 4, 2013
keithangriffin wrote:
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Red Berm
Cor-ten Steel is expensive (more than concrete) and also not usually used for retaining walls. You will need gravel drainage and a trench behind each of the walls. Most cor-ten walls are concrete or concrete block covered with a thin layer of cor-ten on the front. Cor-ten also will stain concrete or paving as it continues to rust. Usually you also need permits if the wall is a retaining wall.
    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 6:09PM
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Thanks for comments - both. I've since decided against Cor-Ten. Will go with concrete.
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May 27, 2013
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Yes, it did!
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Like the first example in this ideabook, this townhouse's backyard is a series of terraces that soften as one moves towards the rear of the yard. A glance from the far terrace ...
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Terracing is one of the greatest tools in a small space. It allows the gardener to add new soil in raised beds on a concrete base, gives varying light to different types of plants and adds dimension to a small backyard. Adding terraces visually expands a small plot into distinct, separate spaces.

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