Tom Ralston Concrete, Santa Cruz, CA
This job was one year in the making and used 197 cy of concrete. The site, with its limited access and steep terrain, provided a major challenge. Ralston had to build both structural and decorative walls and find a way to build a pool within the walls. The spoils of the structural work were exported up hill, while much of the engineered fill had to be moved down the hillside. The final design was a collaboration between owner, architect and Tom Ralston Concrete. The stair lights, fire bowl rings and fire pit rings were all custom designed by Ralston.