Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JUN 2018

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34 LC DBM Installation of the Patio The process for installing the 3,000 square feet of Belgard pavers was relative - ly the same as the process for the greens. The team began by excavating and luckily did not encounter any clay. "Anywhere you run into clay in New England freezing areas, you have to get rid of all of it – or at least down to four feet. But luckily we didn't have any of that, we just had sandy material under - neath," states Campedelli. After excavating down about 13", a 12" sub-base of hardpack was laid down and compacted. Next, a permeable, soil- separating cloth was laid down on top of the hardpack to limit the masonry sand from slipping into the hardpack. Roughly ¾" of masonry sand was placed above the cloth and then the regular sized 2-3/8" pavers were installed. After placing the pavers, they were softly tamped down, which resulted in the masonry sand also being pressed down to about ½" and ris - ing up to fill the spaces between the pav- ers. Finally, some additional dry joint sand was spread over the pavers in accordance with the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute's general guidelines, which Campedelli complies with. Additional Touches An added touch that was taken was in- corporating three Sonos music stations at different locations on the property, each with their own individual controls. This allowed someone to be listening to one type of music and playing basketball in the front, while simultaneously another person could be listening to different mu - sic out near the greens. To make this pos- sible, 5 miles of audio cabling was hand buried in shallow conduits. To illuminate the outdoor living ele - ments, 160 low voltage lights were in- stalled on the property, with most of the wiring being placed in low-lying hand dug conduits or hidden under the mulch. A large halogen lamp was installed high up in one of the hemlock trees to provide light for the expansive greens. Top Right Rather than using mulch, red colored slate and 3-6" river stones were used around the property in order to lessen the amount of maintenance needed and to better withstand the snowy climate. Goshen stone, quarried only about 20 minutes away, was used to construct the steps as well as the large flat slabs above them. A BL-07 landscaping path light can be seen in the forefront and behind the boulder. An excavator and a 20,000-pound loader were used to lift the large boulders found throughout the project. Left Here is an example of outdoor living at its finest, as partygoers enjoy a friendly putting competition on the newly laid greens. Two sizable fire pits, located on the property, were custom made by the crew. To create them, the team chose the largest and flattest rock and hollowed out a 4" deep semicircle in the center. Next, a hole was bored straight down, all the way through the rock, to allow a natural gas line to be attached from the bottom and connected to a burner that would sit in the bowl. Then lava rock was placed inside the bowl to conceal the burner. Above This is the front of the pool house (the pool is di- rectly behind the photographer.) This portion of the proj- ect took 4 months alone and was completed before the golfer's paradise section. Everything from the irrigation, to the electricity, to purchasing the wall decorations, was done by Campedelli and his company. A gray Boral Stone Cobblefield veneer runs along the entirety of this amenity.

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