|Project by MedicKen||posted 02-11-2010 08:55 PM||1964 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Not really a woodworking project yet. But there will be some wood added later.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.
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