Featured Project June-2014
This was a GREAT project! Here is a rundown on how it went from start to finish. We got a call in the fall of 2013 from these folks who were looking to have their Lake Winnipesaukee shorefront property re-landscaped. There was an old walkway going from the driveway, along the home, extending to the shorefront area
Some before pictures.
After we got the permitting requirements in hand, we were able to develop a solid plan for construction which included stone retaining walls, granite steps, and a beautiful permeable paver patio area which went around an existing ledge outcropping. The plan also included a new paver walk with both a full paver circle and a ½ paver circle for visual interest.There is also a new granite step at the main door. In between the garage and the house, we put an aggregate area with stepping stones, because this is where the water sheds from the entire walk area. The walk was edged in Belgard brand “Anglia Edgers” which helped direct the water to this area.
A computerized photo-realistic image was done in order to help the customers visualize what the patio area would look like. You can see how it is very close to the final look.
We also worked up a Materials List and Proposal – done in sections, and the owners accepted most of the work that was proposed. After the start of the project, they even accepted more of the work so that more of it could be done this year.
There were a couple of changes that were done as the project progressed. The retaining wall next to the shoreline deck had a concrete footing installed. The ledge outcropping ended up being larger than expected, and we had to adjust the patio around it and used cobble edgers to do this. Also, the steps that went up from the patio to the walkway were originally planned to have landings in between the steps, but since there was ledge here as well, the steps went up all at once instead of with landings. Look at how nice that ledge looks next to those steps!
- Owner Testimonial
In the end, the customers were extremely pleased with the final results! This is their testimonial…
“We recently hired Landscapes by Tom to build a stone patio, granite steps, stone walls, and stone walkway. After this experience we would highly recommend Tom and his crew. Both Tom and Martha listened to our needs and came up with a plan that was all we wanted and more. Martha’s plan transformed our uneven, disjointed waterfront space into a beautiful place to entertain. The plan worked well with existing features of the property and flowed perfectly.
Brent and crew got a big project done quickly, and the stone walls are a work of art.
Overall, the results exceeded our expectations.”
Mark and Linda Storm