Here is a quick video showing how we move rock in tight spaces/ existing landscapes when we can’t use a machine or dolly.
This boulder we are moving here is approx. 1000# and will be used as a seat for the fire pit we just installed for our clients in Weaverville, NC
We use plywood and 2 inch PVC pipe to move the rocks. Once the rock is on the wood and pipes it can be moved and placed with ease.
This is a very old technique for moving rock and can be time consuming, but it is worth the time when you can get large custom boulders to a feature that is hard to access.
Here is the finished fire pit with the boulder benches roughly placed.
We will set the boulders and finish around them with flagstone to complete the area.
This project also includes, a sunken hot tub and a custom water feature to make an incredible outdoor living space.
Give us a call for your next landscaping project.
Living Waters Landscaping
We just finished this outdoor fire pit in Weaverville,Nc.
We set this fire pit on a concrete slab that will be an extension to the existing flagstone patio.
We formed the fire pit with concrete cap blocks placed in a 3 ft circle. We then anchored them to the slab using rebar and wire.
We then faced the blocks with stone and capped it with Bluestone.
We set the fire pit to be centered on the patio to allow for amazing views and to be close to the new hot tub we installed.
We will finish around the fire pit with flagstone and boulder benches.
Living Waters Landscaping
We won the best of Houzz service award for this year.
Vist our Houzz site to see what we are up to and check out some of our water features, patios and gardens in the Asheville area.
We spent the last couple weeks in Asheville building a Flagstone Patio.
This patio was unique because each needed to be set with a machine due to their size and weight. Some of the slabs were 5 inches thick and 800-1000 pounds.
We prepped the base of the patio with 8 inches of compacted drain rock. We then hand selected and cut each slab to fit tightly with the other slabs. Having a tight and consistent joint is crucial for the long term stability of any dry laid flagstone patio.
We used a durable webbing, instead of a traditional strap, to set the slabs. This allowed us to easily remove the webbing after the stone was set without disturbing the base layer. This can be difficult and time consuming for the builder.
Our clients were very pleased with the finished product and invited us back for more landscaping and stone work projects in the Spring.
Feel free to give us a call for your next patio, retaining wall or water feature project.