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ajunior wrote:January 2, 2014
  • Marky Mark
    What color did you use for the 4x4 slabs?
  • hrabecb
    What did you use to create the modern stripe design on the concrete stepping blocks?
dbandrh wrote:November 7, 2013
  • 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...

kinkli20 wrote:October 28, 2013
  • 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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    Decorative Landscaping
    The Lights were drilled and installed after the wall was formed and poured.
H2D Architecture + Design wrote:June 23, 2014
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    Decorative Landscaping
    We used standard black river rock
  • Matt Duff
    Where did you purchase the stones from, Lehi Block?
michaeltorres1028 wrote:August 2, 2018
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    Decorative Landscaping

    These are 4x4 poured concrete pads with 4" gap between each slab- and offset of 6". Best of luck.

michaeltorres1028 wrote:July 31, 2018
Tirelli Tile wrote:September 20, 2015
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    Decorative Landscaping

    The homeowner has not complained about the sound at all- the area is so open that it doesn't seem to have any affect.

Audrey wrote:June 20, 2014

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Lauren Dunec Design added this to What to Know About Installing a Walkway of Pavers and PebblesOctober 19, 2016

5 Features to Reduce Gravel TravelingProper 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.Locking gravel. Rocks with jagged edges lock together to form a firmer base underfoot than rounded stones such as pea gravel.Bigger rocks. Larger stones (silver dollar-sized to palm-sized) are usually heavy enough to stay put. 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.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.More on HouzzIdeas for Contemporary Garden PathsWork with a professional on your home renovationShop for lawn and garden products

Matthew Ankeny added this to 12 Delightfully Different Garden Walls and FencesJune 5, 2014

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.

Annie Thornton added this to Get a Grip on Climbing WallsApril 2, 2014

More DIY options. Sometimes homeowners or designers will add holds directly to existing walls, as in the concrete climbing wall shown here. Wells says this method is fine as long are you are confident in your building knowledge and your knowledge of the wall: how deep it is, what it’s made of and what there is to anchor to.

Tiffany Carboni added this to 3 Essential Elements of an Artful Garden PathSeptember 25, 2013

Gaps, or joints, can also be filled with decomposed granite, concrete, a different type of stone than the step, river rocks, pebbles, gravel, beach glass or marbles.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Amy Greer added this to patioDecember 21, 2019

I really LIKE the rock, concrete squares and concrete wall!

Robert Richardson added this to Robert's ideasDecember 15, 2019

Like the board formed concrete and patio squares

Siri Blake added this to MT Back Yard - SiriDecember 5, 2019

Reminder to add accent lighting in landscape plan.

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