This customer came to us with an existing project that was failing. It was a raised patio area that was constructed from wooden timbers. Aside from improper contruction initially, these timbers were beginning to rot and become a liability. We me with the homeowner and upon the initial site inspection we discussed replacing the project with the same design, only using materials that were permanent.
We decided to install segmental wall blocks which were reinforced as a system to support itself as well as the patio built above it. We were able to recreate the steps using the same blocks and used a natural stone tread which we chiselled at the face. On top of the patio, we installed a Cambridge Ledgestone IV paver patio for recreational use by the homeowner. The homeowner then contacted a fencing contractor to install the railings as per our recommendation based on the type of materials we used.
We headed off future potential problems with water as we incorporated the gutter runoff within our system and piped it out the daylight. All surface water that was coming from the paver patio was also being collected and evacuated off site.