Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

OCT 2018

LC/DBM provides landscape contractors with Educational, Imaginative and Practical information about their business, their employees, their machines and their projects.

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 61 of 103

Clay Brick – Commercial Contractor: PBC Companies (Brea, Calif.) Manufacturer: Endicott Clay Products Recent installation of clay pavers for a new outlet mall in southern California incorporates 2-1/4"x 4"x 8" square edge pavers for heavily traveled pedestrian areas. The pavers provide a vibrant color that blends with the landscape of Southern California and a quality pavement system that will last for years with minimum or no maintenance. The owner's goal was to choose an attractive, yet permanent product that would set his shopping center apart from others for his tenants and the everyday shopper. The pavers are laid on a flexible base allowing for expansion and light pedestrian traffic. Segmental Retaining Wall – Commercial Contractor: Delta Development (Raleigh, N.C.) Manufacturer: Fay Block Designer: Delta Development, Terratech Engineers Weston Corners is a new luxury mixed-use development in Cary, North Carolina. The site required significant retaining walls with one close to the property line, the street and a building. Working with Terratech Engineers and Fay Block, Delta Development presented 25 to 30 foot tall patterned retaining walls with a deeper faced unit to create the appearance of pilas- ters or columns. One challenge included a gas easement near the back of the wall, which eliminated the ability to install supporting geogrid. The solution was a shotcrete wall with soil nails to reinforce the soil mass and avoid cutting into the gas easement. The shotcrete included weep holes, which tied into a PVC pipe encased with concrete and ran behind the wall, tying into the storm system to reduce the likelihood of water problems. The wall went up in six weeks once all the challenges were overcome. Weston Corners Cary, North Carolina 62 LCDBM Porcelain – Commercial Contractor: C.R. Schmidt, Inc. (Warrenville, Ill.) Manufacturer: Tile Tech Pavers Designer: RADA Architects An existing unused roof surface was retrofitted to provide residents a formal and usable recreation space. Porcelain pavers create a durable and aestheti- cally pleasing walking surface for residents to enjoy around a pool and other amenity areas. The porcelain pavers were permanently adhered to a tray of the same size as the pavers are locked into place to prevent wind uplift of such a light paver material, allowing its use in an otherwise unfeasible application. Clay Brick - Permeable Contractor: Bahler Brothers (South Windsor, Conn.) Manufacturer: Pine Hall Designer: Jen Kloter The East Windsor Historical Society renovated a circa 1785 home that functioned for public and private gatherings. They needed to provide wheelchair access to the build- ing while remaining as historically accurate as possible. The sponsors for the project didn't want any unsightly drainage structures on the patio, and a permeable paver installation seemed to be the best solution. With clay permeable pavers, the color complimented the newly renovated architecture. The walls and steps were built with a combination of native, salvaged and imported Brownstone. The raised patio, walkways, steps and ramps use classic lines and geometry in the colonial style found in other pe- riod homes and historical estates. The patio is built to accommodate a small vehicle if desired, and the walls are wired for lighting and electricity for events and entertaining. Outlets of San Clemente San Clemente, California East Windsor Historical Society East Windsor Connecticut The Sterling Private Residences Chicago, Illinois Continued on page 64

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain - OCT 2018