Across The Road

loon Posted By loon, Sep 29, 2012 at 7:47 PM

  1. loon

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    We were remodeling the walkway of my buddys 1850's farm house today ;)

    Been a couple weekends in the making though :p :cool:

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    Not done yet but hopefully pretty soon :)

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  2. daveswoodhauler

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    Beauty of a house.....looks like a nice project. Your buddy is lucky to
    have you.
     
  3. rottiman

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    Looking good Loon. Love that flat stone construction. you might get rained out tomorrow.
     
  4. Pallet Pete

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    That looks like it came straight of a fairy tale ! Beautiful !

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  5. loon

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    Thanks guys.. I sprayed it last night then tarped,ya they are calling for light rain the rest of the day rotti so we took the tarp off and its good and hard so will let the rain hit it ;)

    The Misses over there would like it higher, so i guess we are now going up another 2 steps ::-)

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    Loon, it that all local rock from your area?
     
  7. loon

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    Its all from the farm rotti..the walkway to the front door was done by Leo 40 years ago but grew over..we scraped that off and will be re-doing the cracks with silica sand.

    The pair of them have been looking at it and i got a feeling we aint gonna be done till the snow fly's :p ;lol
     
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    So she's a continuing "workin' progress"? LOL. Remember, deer seasons coming............
     
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    Wow, love that, gonna file that one away. Don't suppose you make road trips to central NY???;)
     
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  12. ScotO

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    Man, I love that stonework. Nothing says country like stonework. I love to do stonework, been doing it on my house for several years. I plan on making a walkway just like that one. How thick are the stones, did you use a substrate or just right on the dirt?

    Fantastic job, my hats off to you guys! Keep the pics coming!
     
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    Nice! I love to work with stone.
     
  14. loon

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    Thanks again gang :cool:

    Me and Emma are always game for a road trip Hollow ;)

    Scotty they are all pretty much 4in and there is gravel being laid first then a skim of cement,we went up another step the other nite and i guess we will be coming off the driveway about 5 ft with packed gravel as we talked about tractors or cars or whatever? driving over the steps and ruining them..

    Will be back at it this weekend :)

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    I love the walk and the house, I just wish you were my neighbor!
     
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    Very nice work!!... Nice old house, beautiful stonework.

    Your buddy is lucky to have such good and helpful friends. We got quotes this year to put in a a brick walk and patio for our old place and I about passed out at the prices... hardscaping is expensive!
     
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  17. loon

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    Thanks jack..jharkin thanks also eh ;) We'll be done tomorow as we ran out of the silica sand today..

    Very Quickly$ :p :cool:




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    Back over to the house and found out Buddy and Boomer seem to gang up on Emma when playing ==c ;lol

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  18. ScotO

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    Well, now you've done it loon. I'm going to do my walks next summer, and do them exactly like you did your neighbors walks and steps! I'll send you a PM when I go to do the walks next year......hope you can share some pointers with me...

    Beautiful job, by the way!
     
  19. loon

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    Thanks Scotty and i have a bunch of pictures of it as we went, which were saved on a stick..:cool:

    Will put up a couple pics of the finished work this afternoon..

    loon
     
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    Finally done the walkway ;) But then got working on the cellar door...Long day :p :)

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    Loon, sidewalk is awesome. Think you might get rained out tomorrow.
     
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  22. loon

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    Ya its supposed to last all day rotti and thanks eh..

    Got one load of Ash in the carport yesterday and will stack today and the garage needs cleaning up as usual >> Good rain day jobs...

    It wasnt silica sand we were using and i forget the name of it right now? but will post a pic later. The stuff sure did pack in nice after we used the garden hose on it ;)

    Scotty this is the stuff we used, expensive but works well :)

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  23. loon

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    Emma got to thinking about stacking tonite? But then gave up? ==c

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  24. thewoodlands

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    The sidewalk looks great Loon, what are you doing to the cellar door?

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  25. loon

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    Thanks zap...The ground around the entrance caved in over the years and we are now in the process of doing another 'Rock' job !!! :cool:

    Will post some pictures as we go...

    loon
     

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