Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
This project was completed just before the first big freeze in early December. We built a large temporary structure to keep snow off and increase nighttime temperatures. This is a cinder block wall on a concrete footing. We clad the exterior with tiger stripe coursing sawn top and bottom. We hand chiseled the stone and installed with no mortar joints to make it look like a dry stack wall (matching dry stack walls around the property installed last year).
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
This was a tricky job involving multiple poured concrete retaining walls clad in tiger stripe natural stone. We even had to have a pump truck deliver the concrete as the walls are two flights of stairs above street level. In addition the planting and stepping stones are actually sitting on the garage roof! The middle shot shows how we finished the corners on the retaining wall. I actually shaped those corner pieces myself. Enjoy.