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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    I'll have to live vicariously through your build for now so I also hope you see some major progress this week!! I'll be following along for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post
    I'll have to live vicariously through your build for now so I also hope you see some major progress this week!! I'll be following along for sure.

    Let's hope you get to see more than just a doggie cabana under construction, LOL!
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    Well I came home to this yesterday!

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    Coping! However, there are some issues...tell me if I'm just being too picky. There are a bunch of places where it is not even on the OUTSIDE edge. The inside edge toward the pool looks fine. But the outside...there are some places where there is like a 2" difference between the edge of stones. Not sure if they go around and cut it even before the pavers or what. You can see it pretty clearly here:


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    I think that if I just came home one day and had an entire pool built and ready to go many things that I tend to over-scrutinize probably wouldn't bother me in the least (or I wouldn't notice them). But when things get done so slowly and piecemeal, I think I tend to look at everything under a microscope.

    However in this case, I'm just glad something got done and I'm inclined to mention it to the PB but not push for a redo. What do you guys think?

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    Overall, I'm really happy with the organic look of the flagstone. Oh and I had another work trailer parked in my driveway too, so I hope that means more work today and tomorrow.
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by kristmas View Post
    Well I came home to this yesterday!

    SAM_1791.jpg

    Coping! However, there are some issues...tell me if I'm just being too picky. There are a bunch of places where it is not even on the OUTSIDE edge. The inside edge toward the pool looks fine. But the outside...there are some places where there is like a 2" difference between the edge of stones. Not sure if they go around and cut it even before the pavers or what. You can see it pretty clearly here:


    SAM_1792.jpg


    I think that if I just came home one day and had an entire pool built and ready to go many things that I tend to over-scrutinize probably wouldn't bother me in the least (or I wouldn't notice them). But when things get done so slowly and piecemeal, I think I tend to look at everything under a microscope.

    However in this case, I'm just glad something got done and I'm inclined to mention it to the PB but not push for a redo. What do you guys think?

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    Overall, I'm really happy with the organic look of the flagstone. Oh and I had another work trailer parked in my driveway too, so I hope that means more work today and tomorrow.
    We have bluestone which looks exactly like your stone. Our outside edge is totally straight with no gaps like you have. What kind of deck are you getting? We had poured concrete and they put foam between the coping and the deck.
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    Our decking will be pavers.
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by kristmas View Post
    Our decking will be pavers.
    I can't imagine they are going to go cut that now but maybe they are. It is sloppy they should have corrected that during the installation. My coping installer laid out exactly all of the bluestone on the edge before cementing anything in. They played around with it until it was perfect.
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Well I sent the PB an email with pictures...to get it in writing. We'll see what they say.
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Just got a response from PB...he says he's going to fix it on Tuesday (what? Why not today and tomorrow??!!! Urgg). Stay tuned...
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    AND how is he going to fix it???? Oh if they WERE already going to fix it why leave it like it is???? hummmmmmmm

    I bet you the reason no fix until Tues. is they are on another job the other days.

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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    I would say they will just cut the outside to neaten off those spots. Good idea getting it in writing though.

    Ha we signed in December too. Must have been the month they were accepting slow contracts! Mind you our summer holidays is Dec/Jan so pretty much nothing happens during those months.


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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Well you aren't going to believe this...PB sent people to work at our house on Saturday...on a holiday weekend!! I almost fell over, LOL. AND they are working at our house today too! Miracles! Pics tomorrow.

    And in other news, I finished building the doggy cabana. Now I have to finish it and deck it out with a comfy cushion. Spoiled doggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riley00dog View Post
    I would say they will just cut the outside to neaten off those spots. Good idea getting it in writing though.
    I think your are right Riley00Dog...that's what the PB said. Not sure why they wait to do that but it looks like that gets done when the pavers are installed. Can't wait, it feels like we are actually getting close now.
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    WHAT?????? Glad to hear they were working and are working today! Sweet!

    Good looking cabana there! Will be interesting to see if he will use it.

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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Always good to have progress! What are they working on? The patio?

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    Thanks Kim! Yes that is the challenge...getting him in there. I actually think he'll love it. He wants to be with us (well, me ) all the time and he will only lay down in comfy spots like cushions or the grass. Never hard floors or concrete. So strange, other dogs seem to love the coolness of those surfaces.


    Captain, yes the decking and the additional patio. So can't wait until I'm not looking at dirt any more. I'm pretty sure you can relate.
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    So the keys will be ---------comfy pad with a fluffy blanket throw over it AND a peanut butter Kong for him to enjoy!

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    oh yes, maybe a semi-frozen peanut butter kong!
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Want to really up it??? Cut up hotdogs and mix them in the peanut butter! Ewwwwwwwww to us but VERY high value to them!!!
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    Cut up hotdogs and mix them in the peanut butter!
    Great idea, sounds like he'll love it!

    So here is the progress from yesterday...they got all the crushed stone down and compacted. Hopefully some pavers going in today but I won't know until I get home as nobody had arrived by the time I left for work. But still no tile, dang it!

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    gurrrrrrrrrrrrr don't they know we are all watching and waiting for your pool to be done?????????? LOL

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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    We have decking!! And I think it turned out great. They did a much nicer job marrying up to our existing pavers than I thought was possible. If you look at the original rendering we were going to just put stepping stones in between because I didn't think putting them together would work. But my PB came out and said that is was no problem! I think they actually pulled up the edges of the existing and relaid them to get them nice and flush and even. Super excited that this is done.

    I spent most of Saturday cleaning up stuff around the yard and re-stacking three pallets of blue stone so they can move it out of my front yard. Phew, we are finally starting to see the end!

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