Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

OCT 2018

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Combination of Hardscape Products – Residential (Less than 4,000 square feet) Contractor: Extreme Outdoors (Big Bend, Wis.) Manufacturers: Unilock Designer: Jamon Peterson This project began with the homeowner wanting an in-ground pool along with an expansive list of items to incorporate into the design. With the existing yard at a severe slope, there were limited places to locate the pool. Material on the project con- sisted of Bristol Valley (Steel Mountain) for pavers with borders and inlays of Copthorn (Basalt). All the walls, pillars and vertical elements were constructed with a combination of Old Quarry stone, and Brussels dimensional block (Sierra) with Copthorne (Basalt Accents). The construction took over four months to complete. The final design consisted of over 3,000 square feet of paver patio and 1,200 square feet of wall stone. It included six fire features, four water features, a brick pizza oven, full outdoor kitchen, a 20-foot-long half round bar and 140-low-voltage light fixtures, completely automated using a phone or tablet. Combination of Hardscape Products – Commercial (Less than 20,000 square feet) Contractor: PICS Inc. (Rhinelander, Wis.) Manufacturer: County Materials Corporation Designer: Carey Owen After renting a new office space in a former Wal-Mart building, this owner wanted an impressive outdoor area for his employees' wellbeing. Because this building is rented, there were several unique challenges brought to the project's design and installation. The building's property could not be physically altered. The patio project was carefully designed and constructed to integrate on top of an existing concrete slab. The contractor mortared the retaining wall into place on top of the concrete. Each wall unit was individually leveled then mortared because of the slab's uneven surface. The tall retaining walls block the sound of passing traffic to create a relaxing space for employees. Combination of Hardscape Products – Residential (More than 4,000 square feet) Contractor: Darlington Designs (Glassboro, N.J.) Manufacturer: EP Henry Designer: Darlington Designs This multi-phase installation fulfilled the client's dream of a beautiful outdoor living space. Components include an outdoor kitchen with a grill and side burner, refrigerator, storage drawers and a dining area. The custom pool with a waterfall and spa make for resort-style living at home, and feature lights and laminars for day-to-night pool use. The gentle slope of the property creates the opportunity to maximize the views of the larger, natural landscape behind. For the first time on a project, the contractor used the new Chiseled Stone paver for a modern and elegant look. Darker borders and wall caps accented the transition points between the components of the project. Strosin Outdoor Retreat Waukesha, Wisconsin Church Mutual Merrill, Wisconsin Mullica Hill Mullica Hill, New Jersey Continued from page 64 66 LCDBM

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