Front patio

Project by MedicKen posted 02-11-2010 08:41 PM 3114 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I have been wanting to build a new patio to the front of the house. I finally had a chance to get started on it the past week. It has been 4 yrs in the planning but with my procrastination it never got done. She is home on disability and I have taken some time off to be home and take care of her after a total knee replacement. The patio was 4 days in the making. I dug out about 6 inches of native soil and added 4 inches of compacted DG then 2 inches of sand and then the concrete pavers. The pavers were then compacted into the sand with a vibratory plate compactor and sand was swept into the top locking it all together. My back was KILLING me but I think the end result will last for years to come. In the coming weeks I will build a cover over the patio with heart redwood and add irrigation as well as low voltage lighting. Patio is approx 10×15. Rain gutters will also need to be installed as the rain, which we have a lot of recently, is washing the sand out of the joints. I would be interested in your comments. Thanks for looking.

-- My job is to give my kids topics to discuss with their therapist

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posted 02-12-2010 01:00 AM

Nice and neat. Amazing sometimes how much work one can do and it not show. I know you did a lot of work for what you have. Look forward to the rest ahead.

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posted 02-13-2010 06:34 AM

Nice work!


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posted 02-13-2010 04:51 PM

It looks really good.

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