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    Cost of ledge removal

    I am a long time lurker. Finally watering my gunite.
    Anyhow, I searched here, there and everywhere to try and ballpark the cost of ledge removal.
    I figured I should pay it forward.
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    Anyhow, we live in New England. Its granite, and we are building into the side of the hill. The ledge will end up being our retaining wall. To make a long story short, we had to blast to gain lateral space and then also the gain depth for the deep end. Finished depth will be just under 8 feet of water, which meant that needed to blast about four feet from the excavated deep end. All in, they moved approximately 15 truckloads of granite. Total cost 15.5k Ouch. On the bright side, a retaining wall system might have been three times the cost and not looked as nice. We knew we were going to hit rock. We just didn't know how much. You never know until you know... We are happy with our builder. And all in all it was a minor or maybe major hiccup. Delayed our build by about 3 weeks with the need for pre-blast inspections of the neighbors houses and permitting.

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    Re: Cost of ledge removal

    Please post more pics! Would love to see your plans!
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    Re: Cost of ledge removal

    Very interesting, thanks for posting that info.
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    Re: Cost of ledge removal

    Progress report. Coping installed. Landscape contractors have started working on grading and drainage. We still aren't sure what it going to look like when the stone is cleaned up and the plantings are in. image.jpg

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    Re: Cost of ledge removal

    That must have been fun blasting! Better than the 4th of July I bet!
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    Surprisingly, the blasting was nearly silent. The stone was drilled and the the blast site was covered with heavy rubber mats made of used tractor trailer tires. Very little disturbance.

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    BoyHowdy...my pool builder would have had fun with this one. In the off season he runs a fireworks store!! Honest! He likes blasting stuff
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    So will people be able to jump off the ledge into the pool?
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    Water went in yesterday. I'm brushing plaster twice a day. Landscaping 95% finished. A few more plantings, mulch and sod.

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    Wow!! That's beautiful. Nice job!!

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    That's cool. Love the rock wall.
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    Re: Cost of ledge removal

    Nice pool!
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    Re: Cost of ledge removal

    Very pretty!
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    Re: Cost of ledge removal

    Your pool and landscape looks great!! We just had to blast rock in our backyard to remove granite for the deep end, we were able to cover the blast zone with soil and didn't have to use mats.

    Pool build is here with video of the blast:

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    I love the rock wall, looks so cool!
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    Re: Cost of ledge removal

    That's an amazing oasis, well done!

    It could easily ruin the look of it all, but I think I'd be dreaming up a slide from the top, haha
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    Re: Cost of ledge removal

    Quote Originally Posted by needsajet View Post
    It could easily ruin the look of it all, but I think I'd be dreaming up a slide from the top, haha
    My thoughts for sure!!!!!!!!! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE all the way down!

    That pool and area look awesome! So classy!

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