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Kona Classic tropical-patio

Kona Classic


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Evan Verduin wrote:
Beam detailing... - Hi, a rather technical question, but can you elaborate on how the low beam is framed in this photo, I assume the primary structural member (steel or wood) is the high beam, is there steel in the low beam that is then wrapped/trimmed out in wood, or.....? Thanks!
   Comment   March 12, 2014
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We did not design the building. We were the landscape architects. This would be a question for the building architect.
March 12, 2014 at 7:37pm      Thanked by Evan Verduin
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Evan Verduin
Thank you... perhaps you could share their name?
March 12, 2014 at 7:49pm   
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divadog55 wrote:
Cost involved over concrete? - Aloha- I'm building on Kona and would love to do this as my driveway. Can you give me an idea of how much something like this is above the cost of a typical dyed concrete drive? Do you have any recommendations on who to use?
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The finish shown is usually around 25% to 50% over the cost of normal concrete depending on the quantity and contractor. This project used integral color with a sand finish. The finish is achieved by overlaying sand on the concrete or applying a mild acid within the first couple days after the pour. The joints add a little to the cost of form work. The joints must be cleared out to allow topsoil for the plants to grow. We would highly recommend using a groundcover over grass as the grass is a lot of maintenance. You should call a local general contractor who you trust to select a concrete contractor. Do not attempt to apply an acid finish unless you have experience with the process. It is very dangerous.
September 29, 2013 at 5:39pm     
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Another option is to use synthetic turf between the pavers - then you'd have no maintenance. Check out some of our recent installs - including a driveway - and let me know if you have any questions ... I'd love to help. I lived in Kaneohe a few years ago, and I sure miss the island.

September 30, 2013 at 5:36am     
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