You can see the tail of the dragon in the center left of the picture. Every stone in this wall had to have a 'face' that you see. Every face had to either be curving outward or inward so that it could create the curving look of this wall. I am incredibly proud of this unbelievably beautiful creation.
We love creating art working with the tools that nature gives us. Natural stone, glazed pottery, precast concrete fountain and wall coping. All installed perfectly.
Here I am with a back hoe bringing in boulders to the Mirman School pond. You can see the stacking of the large stone walls here.
This is probably our greatest stone wall creation in over 25 years of work. This is a curving, undulating dry lay wall installed in the highlands of Carmel, Ca. There is almost no concrete used in this wall, and that is called dry lay. The dragons head can be seen in the right center of the picture. It is a true stone masterpiece, along with the pool and patio surfaces.
There are many places to go along this dragon wall. One of them is this amazing true adobe patio surrounded by stone reinforced by concrete.
How many landscapers have created a custom Amphitheater on a hillside! At DreamScapes, we do the impossible every day. This amphitheater can seat up to 50 students comfortably.
We expertly designed this amphitheater to contour perfectly with the existing hillside where it is set. Tan mortar was used to reinforce the stones. This is a clean, safe and inspiring environment for students to use.
This rather large water feature and nature exploration area required us to deliver, and install over 400,000 lbs. of stone! They were all placed with such skill and care that not one stone has settled or moved in 6 years.
We use all kinds of different stones for different properties and projects. This house was painted tan/orange so we used a matching stone to compliment it.
Every stone we use, whether it be in a patio, a wall, a landscape, or a water feature has a face. Every stone has a story to tell, are you ready to listen?
We built this beautiful wall with Boquet Canyon Stone stone, reinforced by black dyed mortar, and Fairy Dust.
Take note of the walls, then see that they have perfect wall caps. The stairs are amazing too. We love how the plants have grown all around the surfaces to naturalize and age the area to give it a magical quality.
We installed this combination brick and stone pathway to guide people through this amazing yard. It took weeks to get this stone and brick work perfect.
This picture displays nearly every kind of hardscape there is. First of all you have Ming Valley custom cut stone from China on the wall. See how it is cut in a beautiful curve? Then there is the fountain from Reseda Discount Pottery that had to be braced on a strong foundation. Then there is the precast coping that we had shipped in from Arizona to match the curve of the wall exactly. We also put the brass down spouts in the fountain.
The houses up in Bel Air Crest have tiny back yards and massive houses. So we turned this front entranceway into one of the best places on the property to spend time, day or night!
The walls have steps in them and planting borders. The concrete is super smooth. This yard is quite small but feels much bigger because there are clearly defined areas to go, like the lounging area below the veggie planter and fence on the left.
The rusty colors in the Boquet Canyon stone are brought out by the beautiful plantings in the borders.
The concrete is so smooth, you can walk on it with bare feet and it feels good. The stone step sets the transition between the patio and the pathway in this picture.
The large flat stone near the center right of the picture was the biggest in the project. We estimated it to weigh 1,100 lbs. A foundation had to be created first, then we got it in top and from there set it to be perfectly level. You can put food on it or sit!
In this picture, we have an awesome stone patio with a fire pit and a pond in the background. Behind that is our custom fencing and gate.
In this project we excavated out the dirt and created a stone retaining wall on one side of this restaurant patio. On the other two sides of the patio there are walls that we faced with stone. Then we poured a concrete pad for the patio. It has lights in the step up to the pad.
The excellent brickwork you see in the pic is not only beautiful but serves an important function as well. When it rains, water rushes down this street and used to go into my clients house. No longer. Our wall blocks 100% of the water.
The brick work in this picture is not only perfectly level, but has been installed on top of a very strong foundation. Cars park here every day and it has to withstand that wear, tear & weight.
This brick patio was set on a bed of compacted sand. The edging is quite strong and all of the paths and patios perfectly level.
This stone patio is made from blue slate stone that is very thin but strong. We also cut the concrete by the pool in a curve so that we could make the new lawn bigger.
We love working with decomposed granite. It is an affordable alternative to traditional hardscape methods and quite beautiful.
This patio is installed in the 'exposed aggregate' style where a chemical is put on the patio at the end of the finishing process, and when we return the next day, we wash it off. What is left behind is a super beautiful concrete surface with the small colored pea gravel rocks visible.