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Landscapes Contemporary Landscape, Salt Lake City

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ajunior wrote:
Paver - Which pavers have you used ?
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Marky Mark
What color did you use for the 4x4 slabs?
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hrabecb
What did you use to create the modern stripe design on the concrete stepping blocks?
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dbandrh wrote:
How did you get the wood weathered look on the concrete wall? - How did you get the wood weathered look on the concrete walls? Thanks !
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bryan5975
Have you ever tried this with rough cut cedar? I have been having problems with bug holes in the face after curing. Does using pine of fir help to alleviate this problem?
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We had a few bug holes- but nothing major. I don't think pine or fir would make a difference- there are forms you can buy that have the wood look without having to cut wood...

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kinkli20 wrote:
Where did you get the lights on the retaining wall?
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blocken

at what point do you install the lights? are your forms cut to spec for the lights and concrete poured around them or do you install them once the concrete has cured enough to remove the form? thanks.

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The Lights were drilled and installed after the wall was formed and poured.
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H2D Architecture + Design wrote:
What type of pebble did you use?
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We used standard black river rock
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Matt Duff
Where did you purchase the stones from, Lehi Block?
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michaeltorres1028 wrote:
What is the spacing (gap) between the concrete pads in inches? Please
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These are 4x4 poured concrete pads with 4" gap between each slab- and offset of 6". Best of luck.

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michaeltorres1028 wrote:
Please, can you tell me what size boards where used for the planter?
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we used 1x4 rough cut cedar planks attached to our concrete forms


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Tirelli Tile wrote:
Do you worry about how sound will reflect off of the concrete wall? We - A
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The homeowner has not complained about the sound at all- the area is so open that it doesn't seem to have any affect.


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Audrey wrote:
Love the walls - Gives it so much more character.
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Thank you!
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2. Poured concrete walls. For these retaining (and climbing) walls, rough-cut 2-by-4s used to form the poured concrete have left their imprints on the surface. For walls like this, the concrete adopts the grain of the wood, so after it dries and the boards come down, there is an intermingling of elements — a natural wood grain set in solid concrete.
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5 Ways to Reduce Gravel Traveling1. Proper installation. “The key is a good strong base and not to put the gravel down too thick. You want to create surface friction against the base to help keep [gravel] in place,” Hammaker says. Reduce traveling further by keeping the gravel level just below the pavers, setting gravel in sand on top of the compacted base rock and using path edging.2. Locking gravel. Rocks with jagged edges lock together to form a firmer base underfoot than rounded stones such as pea gravel.3. Bigger rocks. Larger stones (silver dollar-sized to palm-sized) are usually heavy enough to stay put. 4. Larger pavers. Creating generous landing pads in a pathway, such as those out of poured concrete, reduces the likelihood that you’ll kick pebbles up onto pavers while walking across the path.5. Binding products. There are a number of products on the market that can be poured on top of gravel and, once set, hold the stones in place. They are usually made up of either polyurethane or epoxy solutions and can be purchased from home improvement stores.MoreSee more Houzz home improvement projects10 Stylish Ways to Go With a Contemporary Garden Path

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