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Patio, Spillways, and Pool Coping – Manalapan, NJ

Problem:

Extend an existing raised patio to encompass a new pool install in a very tight back yard.

Solution:

Install a 500 sq. ft. lower patio featuring Techo-Bloc Eva pavers with Villagio border. To incorporate the two 12″ Jandy spillways a couple of pillars were installed along the back side of the pool. A single step down from the main patio is built with Techo-Bloc Mini Creta block. Adding an element of privacy to the back yard 20 5′-6′ Green Giants were planted along the fence lines. Hiding the pool equipment is a set of 6, 4′-5′ Arborvitae.

Project Information

Estimated Project Cost (2019): ± $33,000 

Estimated Project Duration: 4 days (Not including permits and inspections)

Project Location: Manalapan, NJ

Completion Date: 08/2019

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Front Walkway, Pillars, Landscaping, and Coastal Source Outdoor Lighting – Ridings at Cream Ridge

Problem:

Remove the original builders pedestrian front yard design and change it to suit the more modern tastes of the homeowners.

Solution:

Remove the existing concrete walkway and generic landscaping. In addition build two Fieldstone pillars to frame the entrance of the driveway and matching Fieldstone pillars at the beginning of the walkway. The walkway was replaced with paver walkway featuring Techo-Bloc Chestnut Brown Flagstone 60 pavers and a Techo-Bloc Onyx Black Villagio border.  Tying everything together we installed Techo-Bloc Chestnut Brown Blu 45 Overlay pavers on the existing concrete front porch. The new front step uses the same Chestnut Brown Flagstone 60 pavers as the walkway, Techo-Bloc Chestnut Brown Venetian Slate risers.

Helping to bring the front of the house to life at night we installed a full complement of Coastal Source outdoor low voltage landscape lighting. Highlighting the front of the house and several specimen plants are Coastal Source MR11 up-lights. Setting off the new front walkway are handful of Coastal Source Path Lights with Mushroom hats.

Landscaping was important to our clients. To keep the landscape design simple and elegant we installed a mix of perennials, fill plants, boulders, and a handful of specimen plants that are highlighted with landscape lighting. 

Project Information

Estimated Project Cost (2019): ± $50,000 

Estimated Project Duration: 3-4 days (not including inspections and permits)

Project Location: Cream Ridge, NJ

Completion Date: 04/2019

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Front Yard Landscape Update – Manalapan, NJ

Problem:

Out client has 15 year old landscaping that was detracting from the overall look of the home The landscaping needed to be brought up to date to modernize the look of the front yard.

The Solution

We replaced the majority of the original landscape that was in the front of the house. Per the clients wished we did transplant their Ilex Compacta shrubs kept some of their existing hedges. To keep the modern look our client was looking for we provided a full cleanup of the property.  This included trimming the old hedges and cleaning up the original flower beds to make them look like part of the new design. Also we did recycle a lot of the stone material used in the original landscape design to keep things within our clients budget.

Materials Used: Landscaping

  • 10 – 4-5ft Sky Pencil Boxwoods
  • 80 – 5 gallon Boxwoods
  • 2 – 6-7 ft. White Pines
  • 6 – 8-10 ft. Green Giants
  • 5 – 6-7 ft. Green Giants (in the back yard to replace dead trees)
  • 20 tons of top soil
  • 50 yards of black mulch

Project Information

Estimated Project Cost (2017): ± $22,500 

Estimated Project Duration: 3 days total (not including weather delays)

Project Location: Manalapan NJ

Completion Date: 10/13/2017

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Back Yard Remodel: Patio, Pavilion, Outdoor Kitchen & Fire Features – The Ridings at Cream Ridge

Problem:

Turn a run-of-the-mill inground pool install and average backyard into a complete outdoor entertainment area tying it into an existing deck.

Solution:

After the installation of the pool we designed and installed a 1085 sq. ft. pool deck with double borders. On the shallow end and rear length of the pool a short retaining wall was put in place to add landscaping beds around the pool and create the feeling of an outdoor living space. We included some pillars for decoration and lighting with 2 of them featuring large fire bowls on the pavilion side of the pool. A custom built 20′ x 16′ pavilion was built on top of a 420 sq. ft. patio area featuring a bar area with MSI natural ledger stone panels and a 42″ steel insert natural gas reclaimed wood fireplace with a TV. We also installed a complete outdoor lighting package and a full landscape design complementing their outdoor entertainment area. All pavers, wall blocks, caps, and pool coping are from Techo-Bloc. Outdoor lighting comes from Coastal Source and the bar appliances are all Delta Heat products. The two pillars supporting the fire bowls were also built with MSI natural ledgestone panels matching the bar area.

Project Information

Estimated Project Cost (2017): ± $143,000 

Estimated Project Duration: 45 days (not including inspections, permits, and subcontractors)

Project Location: Cream Ridge, NJ

Completion Date: 09/2017

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New Baseball Field Construction – Freehold, NJ

Problem:

Our clients needed a reliable a practice field for their child’s little league baseball team. With an ample side yard they decided to build their own practice field.

Solution:

With an abundance of land on the side of their property our lead designer and resident baseball fanatic went to work. He designed, laid out, and helped build a regulation size little league infield. To help protect the house a removable baseball netting system was devised to be used when the kids are on the field.

Project Information

Estimated Project Cost (2017): ± $35,000 

Estimated Project Duration: 3 days (not including inspections and permits)

Project Location: Freehold, NJ

Completion Date: 09/2017

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Multilevel Block Retaining Wall – Marlboro, NJ

Problem:

The original wooden railroad tie retaining wall was in disrepair. Our client’s property is located in a very hilly neighborhood with extreme grade changes in the front of the house.

Solution:

Replace the single railroad tie retaining wall a multilevel block retaining wall design. Each of the retaining walls are 36″ high covering the same length as the original. In between the wall there is landscape bed suitable for plants or grass. Drainage was built into both walls running on the far corner of the property to help ensure the longevity of the wall and keep drainage issues to a minimum. Much of the original landscape features were retained with minimal replanting needed. 

Project Information

Estimated Project Cost (2017): ± $25,000 

Estimated Project Duration: 5 days (not including inspections and permits)

Project Location: Marlboro, NJ

Completion Date: 09/2017

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Backyard Makeover: New Landscaping, Paver Patio, Walkway, Waterfall, & Gazebo – Manalapan, NJ

Problem:

An existing deck and new pool needed to be tied together with a new landscaping and a covered seating area to provide shade for gatherings and everyday use.

Solution:

Along the side of the house a 300 sq. ft. Techo-Bloc Antika paver walkway with a Villagio border that matched the front walkway was installed. Wrapping around to the back of the home to a matching landing that tied into the existing deck. As an upgrade to the pool area a 1,680 sq. ft. pool deck featuring Techo-Bloc Blu 60 pavers and a complementing border.

Adding some life to the pool is a 145 sq. ft. planter built with Techo-Bloc Mini-Creta wall stone and Portofino style caps. Three Colorfalls spillways are installed on each level of the planter adding some ambiance and excitement to the back of the pool. A gazebo was installed to one side of the pool to give our clients a shaded areas when monitoring children while in the pool and also give them a covered area to entertain when they want to get out of the sun. The gazebo floor and walkways are built using 184 sq. ft. of Techo-Bloc Flagstone style pavers giving it a more traditional look.

Project Information

Estimated Project Cost (2017): ± $85,000 

Estimated Project Duration: 5 days (not including permits and weather delays)

Project Location: Manalapan, NJ

Completion Date: 08/2017

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Poolscape & Privacy Hedge – Manalapan, NJ

Problem:

Our longtime client’s landscaping around the pool was outdated and the lack of privacy for their pool area had become an issue. A patch of grass under their raised deck had become a nuisance to maintain.

Solution:

Rip out all the old landscaping and mulch. Install multiple specimen plants and shrubs, add color by planting over 50 perennials and highlight all landscape beds with stone. Under the desk replace all grass with stone and plant a privacy hedge featuring (11) 6-foot Green Giant Arborvitaes.

Project Information

Estimated Project Cost (2017): ± $25,000 

Estimated Project Duration: 2 days

Project Location: Manalapan, NJ

Completion Date: 08/2017

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Front Paver Walkway, Belgium Block Driveway Border & Updated Landscaping – Manalapan

Problem:

Replace a work out driveway, old landscaping, and cracked concrete walkway with a more modern look.

Solution:

Rip out the old driveway and like it with a total of 172 linear feet of Techo-Bloc Tundra edging stones for the border and fresh asphalt. Remove the cracked concrete walkway and replace with a total of 200 sq. ft. of Techo-Bloc Blu 60 Slate pavers and a Techo-Bloc Villagio paver border.

The landscaping features several 3′-4′ Boxwood cones and multiple specimen plants. Boxwood hedges were planted under the windows. Perennials and grasses were added as fill plants and to bring in some splashes of color throughout the year.

Project Information

Estimated Project Cost (2017): ± $25,000 

Estimated Project Duration: 3-4 days (not including permits and weather delays)

Project Location: Manalapan, NJ

Completion Date: 08/2017

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