Welcome to another A-O Pro Tip! For this 4th A-O Pro Tip, Heath Webb, owner of Art of the Yard, shows us alternative ways to lift rocks. This week’s tip for our Learn From The A-O Pro’s series is a quick and helpful way to use your resources when you’re not able to get machinery into the space you’re building your water feature in!
This tip comes from the build in the Sandbox at Atlantic-OASE’s headquarters in Aurora, Ohio. Contractors from Art of the Yard, Alpine Custom Hardscapes and Demi Fortuna, from his own company, August Moon Designs, came to Ohio to dig in the dirt to kick off the start of this new series. After the 5-day building palooza, they created 3 incredible water features including a pond and waterfall feature with a custom copper bowl fire feature, a pond-free waterfall and a formal fountain hardscape.
A-O Tip #4 – Alternative Ways to Lift Rocks with Art of the Yard
In this 4th A-O Pro Tip, Heath Webb shows us how his team at Art of the Yard moves heavy rocks and boulders when their space isn’t big enough to bring their machinery in.
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Heath explains how his team uses underlayment to carry all the heavy rocks to their waterfall when powered equipment is not available. They slide the rocks onto a piece of underlayment and utilize 3 to 4 team members to help carry the rocks into place. The underlayment acts as a sling to help lift and move the boulders without straining or injuring the team members’ backs.
Another great tool Art of the Yard utilizes during this build is a rock dolly to move rocks and boulders long distances. But, if you don’t have access to a rock dolly, the underlayment tip is an easy way to get around it!
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About the Author:
After graduating from the University of Akron, Caitlyn joined Atlantic-OASE in the fall of 2019. Caitlyn manages the social media and online content for the company. She also supports the Atlantic-OASE Professional Contractor (APC) Program and Marketing Departments in creating marketing and advertising strategies and plans.