COMMENTS FROM SCOTT:
I ordered molds from The Mold Store to create the backyard that I had stuck in my head for over two decades. When we finally purchased our home, the backyard dream I had in my head would work out perfectly!
At first, I set out to look for veneer stones that had that ledge stone look. The problem I had was that my walls would have to be curved and the veneer pieces did not allow them to be flexible for my wall. Furthermore, the price was a little steep for what I had in mind at around $7.50 a square foot. The second option was to use real stone, but the price was twice as much at 15 dollars a square foot and put the cost of just the stone alone at $7,000 dollars!
A friend of mine suggested I look online for molds where I could pour my own stones and add the perfect coloring for what I had in mind.
After doing a lot of research, I found that The Mold Store had what I was looking for and seemed like a very reasonable price in comparison to my other options.
I was a little skeptical that I could pull this off with saving so much because as they say, "you get what you pay for".
The project you see in the pictures took me four long winter months to complete.
Pouring the stones took me a little over two months to get around 2000 stones, which worked out to 32 stones a day. Using a 60 pound bag of premix Sand Mix cement worked out perfect with no waste!
Many ask how I got the stones to curve with the wall.
The secret is that the cinder blocks are 8 by 16 inches, so there was always a flat spot and using the long stones on the flat sections and small stones on the ˜transitions’ worked out perfectly!
My backyard is now one of a kind and I could not be happier with how it came out.
I embedded lighting
every 10 feet of wall in the toppers that highlight the wall at night.
Truly a masterpiece and I couldn’t have done it without the molds I got from you guys!
I guess this
is one instance where the saying, "you get what you pay for", does not apply, I saved a fortune using your moulds, which I’ll use to recoup my aching back!
Thanks guys and I hope you enjoy my project pictures.