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Pics of raised wall with stone

Posted by hmlinca (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 1, 09 at 0:17

Just got back from meeting with the tile contractor, looking at the hundreds of options on surfacing (stone or tile) for our raised wall at the back of the pool. I want to use stone but it is expensive. I would greatly appreciate anyone that has some pictures of their stone work to use as our guide in picking looking at options for our pool. I was hoping to do something different and unique to accent our three shear decent waterfalls. Any thought, thanks.


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RE: Pics of raised wall with stone

check out the pics of my pool build. We did a dry stack look raised wall with our water sheers.

http://theaustindude.blogspot.com

Here is a link that might be useful: Our Pool Build


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Here is our new pool with a stacked stone weeping wall:


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completed pool

You cannot see too much of our wall from this angle, but we have rock (more of a field stone look).


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My wall and coping is solid stone and the stones are 10" wide with random lengths (12"-36")and I helped my PB haul them a couple of times...I slept REAL good those nights.
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Here are a few pictures of ours we used a lot of rocks because of the slope of our yard. I am not sure if these will turn out ok I am just trying to figure out how to post pictures.

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Check out http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii314/luvh20/

They are photos of our 18" raised bondbeam with stacked stone and two 36" sheer desents.

Very happy with it, no problems.

Hope this helps.


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Kept ours fairly simple ... stacked stone for the spa overflow, pressed flagstone on the raised beam with 3 24: sheer descents:

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nice pools


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Still another example....

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Ours is stacked Bouquet Canyon Stone and it has held up very well over the past three years.

Good Luck with your project!

Regards,

Mike


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Great photos, how tall is your spa and fire pit?


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Our spa is 18" tall, which is great for additional seating space! The fire pit, is much lower, I'd say about 8" or so, but is a good place to rest your feet when you are sitting by the fire.

Regards,

Mike


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Here is ours, almost done, raised quartzite (Red Sockeye) 18". Katherine

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Mike, with respect to the fire pit, I have a very similar installation to your setup, however I just want to set the pit up for a future fire pit and install the ring, ignitor later. Do you know what size, material and location of the conduit that run into your fire pit?


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This is my stone wall. It is actually stone-faced raised beam. The stone is Granbury (from north central Texas). Just over the star mosaic is a sheer descent waterfall and the two slanted pots are also waterfall features. These are earlier photos, but we are still trying to get the plaster in. I will post more when all is complete. The stonework really didn't add that much to the overall build cost, but I feel added a lot of character. It will probably outlast me!!!

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Here is a link that might be useful: Stone Wall


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