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Columns

Courtyard entrance columns with side path-lighting, interconnected with stacked stone kneewall over concrete block and footer base. Wood work provided by subcontractor.
Courtyard entrance columns with side path-lighting, interconnected with stacked stone kneewall over concrete block and footer base. Wood work provided by subcontractor.
Courtyard entrance columns with side path-lighting, interconnected with stacked stone wall around patio perimeter, including patio mounted water fall.
Brick column with Canyon Creek flagstone cap at base of wood pergola.
Stacked stone columns with Canyon Creek flagstone cap and embedded lighting serve as the terminus for both ends of the seat wall.
Stacked stone column with layered Canyon Creek flagstone cap form the ends of a seat wall.

Dry Creek Beds

Aesthetic yet functional is a natural-looking creek bed. Dry creek beds perform storm water management and erosion control functions as well as hold and distribute water to the gardens around them.

Lower portion of 165 feet long dry creek bed, with a change in slope of approximately 15 feet, constructed with 20 tons of mixed size river rock
Middle portion of 165 feet long dry creek bed showing detail of rock placement and gravel fill. Rain water not only channels from up stream but also from side slope
Fifty feet long dry creek bed, receives water from slope above inlet, flows under a stone slab bridge connecting steps to a pathway through boulders and landscaped yard (also part of the project)
80 foot long bed constructed of multiple sized river rock and boulders through landscaped woodland garden.
Multi-branched entrance with planted islands leading to a 120 foot long creek bed and ending at a subsurface drainage pit and boulder dam. Constructed with multiple sized river rock and gravel.
All dry creek beds need not cover the entire problem area. This fifteen foot dry bed receives water from a more than 100 foot hillside swale. Water then flows into a channel drain at the bottom of the dry bed and is piped underground another twenty feet to a drainage basin at the street.

Indoor Fireplaces and Floors

Stacked ledge stone and Ozark Mountain flagstone hearth and mantel. Details include angled reveal into firebox and stone cut to fit crown molding.
Canyon Creek flagstone used for indoor floors with beige grout and matte sealer finish.

Patios

A 400 square foot dry-laid Canyon Creek flagstone patio with garden path stone filling cracks.
Mortared Canyon Creek Flagstone over existing 1000 square foot concrete pad.
700 square foot dry-set select dimensional PA bluestone patio with granite sand joint filler between stones.
Canyon Creek flagstone patio with Gator Dust filler between flagstones. Brick retaining wall, columns and bench seat with Canyon Creek cap stone. Pergola provided by Living Spaces.
Canyon Creek flagstone patio with Gator Dust filler between flagstones. Brick retaining wall, columns and bench seat with Canyon Creek cap stone. Pergola provided by Living Spaces.
Canyon Creek flagstone patio with gator Dust filler between flagstones. Tennessee stacked stone (medium thickness) bench seat/retaining wall and fire pit with Canyon Creek cap stone. Edging with rubble strip. Canyon Creek stepping stones connect patio with 90 feet long Canyon Creek walkway (see Walkways gallery).
A 300 square foot Belgard paver patio and fire pit with Belgard 9-D wall block, capped with natural canyon creek stone. Project also includes pondless waterfall, lighting and landscaping.
This overview photo shows most elements of the project, including: approximately 500 square feet of patio, walkways and grill area; 60 linear foot seat wall with columns; pondless waterfall fed by down spout rainwater; lighting in seat wall, waterfall, and walkways; plantings; and extensive (but unseen) drainage. These features are highlighted in other gallery sections. All patio flagstone is Canyon Creek and is dry-laid with Gator Dust used as joint filler.
This overview photo shows most elements of the project, including: approximately 500 square feet of patio, walkways and grill area; 60 linear foot seat wall with columns; pondless waterfall fed by down spout rainwater; lighting in seat wall, waterfall, and walkways; plantings; and extensive (but unseen) drainage. These features are highlighted in other gallery sections. All patio flagstone is Canyon Creek and is dry-laid with Gator Dust used as joint filler.

Planters

Multi-tiered, multi-directional planter constructed with concrete footer and base wall, with veneered Tennessee fieldstone and Canyon Creek cap stone.
Multi-tiered, multi-directional planter constructed with concrete footer and base wall, with veneered Tennessee fieldstone and Canyon Creek cap stone.
Single and two-tiered half-round planters against privacy wall constructed with Tennessee stacked stone and flagstone cap.
Interconnected retaining wall and planter, constructed with concrete footer and block base and Tennessee stacked stone, intermittent small garden boulders and Canyon Creek flagstone cap.
Interconnected retaining wall and planter, constructed with concrete footer and block base and Tennessee stacked stone, intermittent small garden boulders and Canyon Creek flagstone cap.
Single and two-tiered half-round planters against privacy wall constructed with Tennessee stacked stone and flagstone cap.

Steps

Natural stone steps in a terraced walkway and steps system, integrated in garden bed.
Mortared select dimensional PA bluestone with sandstone coping; component of dry-laid bluestone patio.
Mortared Canyon Creek flagstone treads over stacked stone risers on existing steps.
Mortared Canyon Creek flagstone treads over stacked stone risers; rebuild of old crumbling stairway.
Natural fieldstone steps integrated with a boulder wall and landscaped area.
Four foot wide stone steps as part of a dry-laid Ozark Mountain flagstone terraced walkway with river sand between stones.
Woodland path leading to natural field stone steps, leading down steep slope through natural stone outcropping.
Woodland path leading to natural field stone steps, leading down steep slope through natural stone outcropping.
Stairway constructed with nineteen, 18x48, Tennessee fieldstone steppers

Structures

Tennessee Stacked stone grill surround and bar with slab stone top. Project also included curved bench seat and mortared stone patio.
Tennessee Stacked stone grill surround and bar with slab stone top. Project also included curved bench seat and mortared stone patio.
Fire pit and seat wall are built on a patio extension with cultured stone facing and Canyon Creek flagstone cap over a concrete block base. Fire pit is lined with fire brick and is open to the earth below for drainage.

Walkways

Irregular and intermittently spaced flagstone with slate chip surface and rubble strip edging forms an oriental influenced garden path.
Formal dimensional full color Pennsylvania bluestone path with slate chips as joint filler and rubble strip edging.
Formal dimensional full color Pennsylvania bluestone path with slate chips as joint filler and rubble strip edging.
Mortared Canyon Creek flagstone over existing and widened concrete sidewalk.
Dry-set Ozark Mt. flagstone with sand between stones.
90 feet long Conyon Creek flagstone walkway with Gator Dust filler between stones and rubble edging.

Walls

Freestanding boulder and Tennessee stack stone wall with flagstone cap.
Tennessee stacked stone over concrete footer and block base retaining wall with large garden boulder cluster as a focal point.
Tennessee stacked stone over concrete footer and block base retaining wall with large garden boulder cluster as a focal point.
Seat wall built into wall and planter system.
Boulder wall, tapering from 4 feet to ground level and approximately 35 feet long (over 12 tons of boulders), serving as a retaining wall over dry-laid flagstone patio.
The free standing seat wall and columns are built on a rebar and concrete footer with a concrete block base wall. Tennessee stack stone is the face and Canyon Creek flagstone is the cap (same as the patio).
A sixty linear foot stone stone seat wall/retaining wall and columns constructed with rebar and concrete footer with a concrete block base wall. Tennessee stack stone is used to face the wall with a Canyon Creek flagstone cap. Note the incorporation of the seat wall with the waterfall.

Water Features

Pondless water features avoid the maintenance of the typical pond but are similar in other respects. An underground water storage basin also contains the pump that feeds the two-stream falls. In this particular pondless water feature*, water is provided via a rainwater catchment system, which captures water from a downspout located on the house and routed to the storage basin.

Waterfall built upon existing patio, incorporated into stacked stone wall and column system built around patio for a courtyard effect.
Pondless water feature*.
Pondless water feature.
This pondless water fall is recharged by down spout rainwater. The falls is incorporated into the seat wall and flows into the patio area. All cascades are lit by underwater LED lights.
Pondless waterfall flows into the paver patio, retained by block wall, and includes submerged LED lights.

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