Saturday, October 4, 2008

Third Day of Driveway, and Wall, Work

The guys worked for a really long time today.  EVERYTHING is covered with a thick layer of cement dust from all the pavers that had to be cut.  The driveway, the front door, the trees, there is some on the roof, in the yard, and our neighbor's roof, trees and yard.  So it's a little hard to see what it will look like, but it still looks great.  The low walls around the landscaping right up against the house are done.
The retaining wall will get higher and be capped off like the ones in the front, making a top people could actually sit on.
Tomorrow the job will pretty much be finished.  The low wall around the mailbox will be built, everything else finished off, concrete poured around the sides of the driveway, the pavers covered with sand and then washed, to push the sand down in between.  It will be beautiful when washed, and we can choose, for more money, to have it sealed in about a month if we want, to keep that beautiful just washed look for a few years.  I think maybe we will do that, and maybe do the pool deck at the same time.  We'll see how much we feel like spending another couple of thousand dollars.
Monday, hopefully, all the pallets and the dumpster will be removed.  Mark will still have to figure out what to do with the old wood wall, and we will have a lot of pavers and some of the wall stones left so we might do something with the totally overgrown pond area in the back....
I am so happy with how this is turning out.  And the neighborhood likes it too -- the contracter has three appointments from people on our block who have stopped by!

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