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About the Cover: The hardscapes in the backyard of this home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., consist of a lower and upper patio with fire pit, a travertine water feature, and a stone veneer retaining wall that wraps from the back of the house to the sidewalk out front. T HE NI T T Y GR I T T Y ON C ONCR E T E · H A ND S IN T HE MUD · T HE NE X X BIG T HING F i n d 3 6 W o r l d P r e m i e r e s I n T h i s I s s u e M A R C H 2 0 1 7 v o l . 2 0 - n o . 0 3 departments features Having a properly mixed batch of concrete is critical to a successful pour. Andrew Soto, LC/DBM The Nitty-Gritty on Concrete 22 Hands in the Mud 24 Old Carolina Brick uses traditional methods to manufacture their products: throwing mud into wood molds. Mike Dahl, LC/DBM The Nexx Big Thing 26 In 2002, Jerry Ponzo came up with the idea of using galvanized steel mesh as a base for hardscape projects. Alli Rael, LC/DBM Back to Front Hardscapes 28 The renovation of this 3,000 square feet yard involved coordinating paver designs and a 60-foot-long undulating retaining wall installed by Go Pavers. Alli Rael, LC/DBM Starting with Two 34 Two Brothers Brick Paving went from installing small brick patios to more grandiose installations, including this 15,000 square foot driveway in Indian Hills, Ohio. Mike Dahl, LC/DBM A Stormwater Management Solution With Style 40 TLC Gardens created a sustainable landscape solution for this Colorado residence's courtyard. Andrew Soto, LC/DBM Makeover of a Courtyard… 44 In modernizing this North Carolina backyard, Earthly Delights Landscape Design took care to incorporate a tropical feel. Michael Miyamoto, LC/DBM Permeable Pavement Accentuates Downtown Commons 46 Minneapolis' Downtown Commons provided the landscape for one of the largest Porous Pave installations in the region. David Aquilina, Strategic Storyteller Commentary | 6 Product Focus 14 Ground Gains | 16 Mergers · Acquisitions · Expansions Marketplace 56 Off the Clock | 78 Look for this logo in the Product Focus section to find the 36 product pictures or advertisements that have never been seen anywhere before. World Premiere 36 World Premiere Products & Advertisements: 4 LC DBM 22 24 40 34 26 28 46 44 Contracting for the Environment Hardscapes | 8 Berkeley's First Permeable Street Renews Old Roadway 78 The Natural Nature of Nature . . . vol.20 - no.03 MARCH '17 CONTENTS | hardscapes