Esperanza Franco Backyard November 21st, 2018 - 02:08:21
Landscape architecture for landscaping network calm. So one of the unique features of this property was to have this elliptical spa deck and the placement ever looks. The lawn overlooks the hills and we designed it in the appropriate size and that the would really work for just sitting around the spa. So what we used. It was a true ellipse and the concrete structures provide the retaining what's necessary for the hillside, as well as a seat wall for the deck, and then the elliptical ring we cast on-site and then once that was done in the spa was placed, and we came in And did the substructure and the IPE hardwood deck so to sit to construct an ellipse in the field.
We use the technique that sometimes you see in old math books, where you have two points with a string. So we had two stakes driven in the ground and then created a string with a marking, paint and created one ellipse, and then we offset that and make it slightly smaller and did another ellipse inside. So if you notice them on the concrete perimeter walls, they vary in width. So you get a more dynamic feature rather than the just parallel wall which be more static, and then, with you know, it creates difficulties with the IPE wood, because when you infill this concrete perimeter with wood, the wood has to be cut to fit each piece. So if we're decking, we both use IPE wood, the hardwood, or we also use a Hart redwood both are resistant to rot and stains.
The eat Bay is much harder and the benefits of that are that if you have dogs or high heels or something it really can't be scratched much it's a very durable, durable wood. The downside of the PHA is that it's very hard to get a stain to soak in a lot of the stain products out there, the sealers they're only good for about a year before they start wearing off with redwood you get a better penetration. The stains can last longer, but the wood, a softer, will tend to show more aware so the other advantages and disadvantages, I'm just a puddle for landscaping.