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2010

Wooden steps and the old concrete block retaining wall that was leaning. We then used the equipment to excavate out for a new retaining wall, entrance steps and paver walkways from the lower parking area up to the new raised paver patio/front entrance. We used a 6" Rockwood straight faced retaining wall block, Granite Swirl in color. For the top few rows we switched over to a 6" straight Stonehedge double sided block to have a finished side on both sides of the wall. The caps and step treads were a matching 4" straight Rockwood Granite Swirl cap. The pavers were a Hanson Stratford Brand, granite blend in color and laid in a 3 stone random pattern with a 4.5" x 7" soldier (border) course matching color. We used a grey polymeric sand in the joints between the pavers to ensure the joints don't wash out. In the area between the new paver walkway and house we placed a geo-textile fabric down and by the home owners request left it open for them to plant some of the plants they picked out in the future. This was a descent sized job as you can tell by the pictures, with the end result almost being un-believable.

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A very large stump and about six trees. We then dug out and ran new downspout drain lines. We had to cut and cement new professional grade grades into the existing sidewalk. We then hauled in base and compacted base material in lifts where the large stump was. We then excavated out for the new paver walkway & paver patio. We then removed the old iron railing carefully due to use reinstalling the railing. We then mortared new matching caps around the cellar entrance to bring the entrance way up to grade. grade the yard to the needed slope for the new pavers and SOD. We then set-up our grading pipes and hauled in paver bedding sand. grade the yard to the needed slope for the new pavers and SOD. We then set-up our grading pipes and hauled in paver bedding sand. We screeded off the excess sand and began laying the pavers. We used a random four stone pattern, Riverbed buff in color with a 4" We screeded off the excess sand and began laying the pavers. We used a random four stone pattern, Riverbed buff in color with a 4" x 4" soldier (border) course around the perimeter of the entire project. We then used tan sand. We screeded off the excess sand and x 4" soldier (border) course around the perimeter of the entire project. We then used tan sand. We screeded off the excess sand and began laying the pavers. We used a random four stone pattern, Riverbed Rockaway attachment to prepare the yard for SOD. The home owner installed Seven Mountains SOD. This buff in color with a 4" x 4" soldier (border) course around the perimeter of the entire project. We then used tan buff in color with a 4" x 4" soldier (border) course around the perimeter of the entire project. We then used tan polymeric sand and sanded the paver joints. Once we were done with the pavers we use the skid loader and polymeric sand and sanded the paver joints. Once we were done with the pavers we use the skid loader and Rockaway attachment to prepare the yard for SOD. The home owner installed Seven Mountains SOD. This completed the first phase of the project. We couldn't continue until the new in ground pool was installed and the concrete was poured around the pool sides. Phase two of the project included removing the old fence surrounding the property, digging out a few trees and roots, excavating out existing concrete sidewalk. We then installed the paver walkway and steps. We used a wine glass design with the pavers for the entrance from the rear parking area. We then augered out the holes for a new 6' vinyl privacy fence and a new dog ear cedar tone fence inside the pool area between the properties. The vinyl fence is tan in color. We then installed the fences. We then hauled in mixed size river stone and placed around the new vinyl fence. We then prepared the yard for SODDING. Seven Mountains SOD was placed down by the home owners. This job was an ongoing work in progress that really truly made a transformation of yards hard to explain in words. The before and after photos don't do justice as to the finish look of the job.

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step and then we excavated out for a new retaining wall with a new retaining wall step through the wall it's self. We 
base material using water and a vibrating plate tamper. We then installed the new 6" straight Tan Stonehedge (double-sided) Rockwood retaining wall. We then pick up and installed the new 16" x 16" paver the customer purchased from Lowes. We then remulched the bank area for the finished look. Very nice border to the hot tub patio area with a nice step entrance into the patio/hot tub area.

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Below is home located in Pleasant Acres West in Mifflin County. We started by excavated out for a new paver patio. We then measured and ordered up vinyl fencing to go around the A/C unit. We then hauled in and compacted the new patio on top of it. We installed a circle kit in the patio. We used a oak threshold for the entrance onto the patio from the garage and built matching color retaining wall steps into the home and off the patio. We used a four stone new base material using water and a vibrating plate tamper. We used the existing cement patio as base and build our random pattern Conestoga Buff in color with a 4" x 4" Conestoga Buff in color. We used a grey polymeric sand for the paver joints. We used a Sierra Tan 6" Rockwood retaining wall blocks for the step entrance/extis to and from the patio. We then landscaped the existing beds around the home with weed barrier and mixed size river stone. We then hauled in screened topsoil to bring the finish grade of the rear yard up to the needed height. We then planted and strawed the work areas. We then used our matching paver to glue to the front entrance to make a new and improved front entrance into the home.  This job nearly double the rear patio area, covered up a A/C unit, landscaped a house with new river stone beds and added a nice entrance into the home. Very nice project that can and will be enjoyed for many more years to come.

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A couple more after pictures of the finished 
entrances and the circle kit.

retaining wall steps and from behind the existing concrete wall. There was never any stone placed behind the wall for drainage so we dug out behind the wall and placed stone behind the wall. We then hauled in and compacted the new base material using water and a vibrating plate tamper for the new 6" retaining wall block steps. We used a Granite Swirl 6" Rockwood retaining wall blocks for the steps. We then placed a filter fabric on top of the 2b limestone that we placed behind the existing concrete wall. We then top coated the fabric with topsoil and re-graded the surrounding banks. We then seeded and strawed the whole work site. the wall allowed ridge water run off to have a place to drain out from behind the wall. Very nice job that put the finishing touches to a beautiful home.

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Below is home located in Lewistown, Mifflin County. This was a three phase project we carried out through out the year. We started by excavated out for a new paver patio entrance into the home. We removed the old concrete the old side patio and the installation of the new paver side patio with the covering of the old side step area with new
pavers. We installed the new patio and used Hardscaping adhesive to attach the new pavers to the old step. The third phase of this project was the removal of an old landscape tie retaining wall that was rotten and fallen apart and then replacing that with a new cottage stone retaining wall with a matching cap. This is some very nice before and after photos. We then cold patched up against the front of the new wall to not allow water run off in the front side of the wall.
We used a four stone random pattern Conestoga Buff in color with a 4" x 4" Conestoga Buff in color. We used a grey polymeric sand for the paver joints. We used a granite swirl 4" Cottage Stone Rockwood retaining wall blocks for the new retaining wall. Very nice project that can and will be enjoyed for many more years to come. This gave the finishing touches to a very nice home here in Lewistown.

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railroad tie retaining wall that did it's job for many years and replaced it with a new retaining wall. We removed the old railroad ties and excavated out beside the old concrete pad entrance for the installation of the new walls. We then installed the wall using a 6" Brandywine straight faced block on the lower courses and a 6" Stonehedge block for the upper courses that is a double sided block. We then attached Stonehedge caps matching in color. We then put polymeric sand between the wall and old concrete sand to not allow water to get between the blocks and the concrete slab. long lasting finish look to the basement entrance to a very nice home here in Lewistown.

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Below is home located in Lewistown, Mifflin County. This was a job that was needed to add a set of steps from the 
parking area up over a steep bank to the front entrance of the home. We also installed a new front entrance step into the home at the front porch. We used 6" Straight Brandywine block with a matching 4" cap for the step treads. Very nice project that can and will add a needed entrance to the front of their home for many more years to come. This gave another entrance into their home and added the beauty of a Hardscapes to their nice property here in Lewistown.

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Below is home located in Dry Valley, Mifflin County. This job was one were we called in to help finish a started some very impressive before and after photos. We had to finish a started 6" straight Navajo Rockwood retaining wall. We brought you onto a new poured concrete slab. We then cut a new edge around the swimming pool and re-graded some areas around the swimming pool. We then placed a geo-textile fabric down for a weed barrier using hold down pins. We then placed plants in between the new wall and the pool and then hauled in and placed mixed sized river stone in the finished beds. We then excavated out and hauled stone in for a concrete pour. We also added a small retaining wall on the upper side of the entrance into the basement to add to the look and to also give a leveler entrance into the entrance into the underneath area of the home. We planted the work area and strawed it. This was a larger project that turned out extremely well. The steps were a very difficult project due to the varying factors involved to be able to get the needed finish look for appearance and functionality. This gave the a long lasting finish look to the basement entrance are and to the swimming pool area.

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Below is home located in South Hills, Mifflin County. This job was one were we had to install some new retaining around the mulch beds, planted new plants, re-mulched, re-laid and added a new mountain stone/flagstone walkway. This was a very large job that had many projects going on all at one time. We matched up to the 8" Brandywine Beveled block and matching 4" caps. The end results of the projects were incredible. This was a larger project that turned out extremely well. Matching colors and styles of the brick were extremely hard Lewistown.

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retaining walls and haul in screened topsoil to re-grade and plant the front and side yard. We used a 4" Cottage Stone Rockwood Brandywine in color with a matching cap for the driveway and the front wall. The rear wall we used a Sierra Tan 4" Cottage Stone block with a matching cap. This job really added to the curb appeal of the home. The new lawn will surely add to the beauty of the new walls. This was a very nice project that turned out extremely well. Matching colors and styles of the walls out front really added to the homes curb appeal.

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