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Stone Terrace Concept – RB Project #8.3

The homeowners had spent the first few years renovating the inside and exterior features of this 100 year old home.  It was time to begin updating the landscape to coincide with the tastes and lifestyle of this young family. The Concept What’s missing from this home’s yard is pretty obvious.  There is no expansive outdoor […]

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Installing a Sheer Descent Waterfall – RB Project #5.5

Before the concrete was poured for the terrace sub-slab, the existing PVC plumbing that fed the old water feature was located and modified to feed a new 6′ wide Sheer Descent Waterfall. This feature is a self-contained, stainless steel unit that will rest on the cinder block wall. The sheer waterfall unit must be set […]

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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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Preparation for a Masonry Terrace – RB Project #5.3

The upper terrace, having been demolished & removed, is now ready for its new concrete sub-slab. And although the fill in this raised patio area has had years to settle, Lester Szajna, the mason contractor, still ties the reinforcement rods right into the home’s foundation. This structural connection in the preparation for the masonry terrace […]

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