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Pool With Underwater Sundeck – RB Project #7.4

The Shape Of Things To Come There is a pool feature that appeals to both young and old alike.  I refer to it as a “sundeck,” and no doubt it has other common names.  I’m referring to a raised portion of the pool, most often by the main stairway in the shallow end, that offers […]

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Pool Layout & Excavation – RB Project #7.3

Positioning The Pool With Confidence Before any demolition or excavation took place on the property we called for a utility mark-out to show us where all the main utility runs from the street to the house were.  Also, in the backyard where all the work would take place, we disconnected any utilities running outside and […]

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Cabana Footings & Concrete Slab Base – RB Project #6.8

The cabana was designed to be built on a concrete slab – a very common approach to seasonal structures.  The architect was aware of the imported fill on the site and specified the concrete pier footings be dug down to virgin ground.  The fill was a minimum of 5′ deep.  You can see the ladder […]

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Installing Thin Stone Veneer – RB Project #5.4

The newly poured concrete sub-base floor has hardened enough that the wood forms can be removed. The next step in renovating this raised terrace and installing thin stone veneer is to apply wire mesh to the block walls and then a “scratch coat” of cement (see pic at left). Now the piers have to be […]

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