August 12-14, 2016, marks the 15th year when friends of the Travis Roy Foundation will meet at Little Fenway in Essex, Vermont, to have a backyard WIFFLE Ball tournament. The Travis Roy foundation focuses on shortening the path to a cure for spinal cord injuries and helping spinal cord injured survivors who are in need of adaptive equipment improve their quality of life. Landshapes was able to help by re-grading and compacting the gravel so that it is handicap accessible. We also did drainage work to keep the pathways and fields dry. Stone slab stairs were set for access to the new field.
This customer had a 20-year-old landscape that was not well maintained and had failing masonry work. We installed a mortared core wall that will last for hundreds of years, an expansive patio for entertaining friends and family and a 300,000BTU fire pit for roasting marshmallows and taking the chill out of the cool Vermont evenings.
Landshapes employees get a jump on the season. They are preparing Irregular Blue Stone Flagging for spring projects by taking off weak and or the thin edges of the Blue Stone making them more uniform in thickness. They then will champer all edges with a masonry hammer for a more natural look. This eliminates one step in the process at the job site making laying the Blue Stone Steppers much faster.
Our customers restored this period house, barn, and cottage to all its glory. They wanted the stone work to look period as well. The walks and patios where done with a weathered, rustic clay paver which looks like it may have been down for 100 years. The stone steps were all custom cut Woodbury granite, with thermaled tops and rocked faces on three sides. The foundation of the main house was done in a rustic granite ledgestone veneer to give it that old world look....Check back soon to see the finished project, we are still working on a couple of major pieces to this home.