DIRTCO Construction of Austin, Texas
Complete hardscape, porch, walk & patio with a natural look.

DIRTCO built this front entrance and extended patio with a matching walkway around the home. The use of natural flat stone allows the more formal front entrance to blend seamlessly into the relaxed atmosphere of the rear patio.

front walkway and steps
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fit to the existing entrance
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a natural walkway
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Adding an outdoor living area to a home increases the value of the property and provides a new dimension to the family lifestyle. The choice of materials makes a big difference in the final product.
blending with the landscape
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continuity of the lawn
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The use of stone recessed in the grass maintains the continuity of the lawn, while the gradual change in elevation is accomplished with wide low rise steps leading to a a spacious patio.

gradual change in elevation
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a spacious patio
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It all begins with the delivery of the raw materials... sand, concrete and pallets of flat stone in random sizes.
basic materials
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random sizes of flat stone
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The framing for the main patio level includes a setback in the center for the broad steps leading to the lawn and additional framing for the steps projecting out to meet the walk.
framing the main slab
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framing the steps
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DIRTCO crews always reinforce concrete with the appropriate amount, pattern, depth and guage of rebar for structual integrity. In this case the concrete slab serves as a base for setting the patio stones.

properly reinforced with rebar
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concrete base for setting the patio stones
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fit to the building contours
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filling between the stones
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Experienced stone masons fit the flat finishing stones to the building contours while maintaining the natual look of a random pattern. The final step is filling between the stones with mortar.

The mortar hand troweled on the patio and front entrance. DIRTCO has a excellent reputation for quality craftmanship and customer satisfaction. This customer can look forward to years of enjoyment with this custom hardscape.
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