The long awaited cement workers have arrived this morning to tear out our driveway and pour us a new one. They waste no time!
We have a 1950’s cement driveway under about 5 inches of asphalt! All are crumbling and creating a mess along with too high a grade that floods the garage during rainstorms.
Also, notice our deck and paths are covered with lumber…..
We are expanding the deck, doubling its size….the climbing hydragnea will stay and be incorporated into the deck. Jeff plans to build a semi-circle bench around it.
The deck will extend all the way across the back of the house, and connect with the original deck. The windows on the right (with a windowbox under them) will be replaced with a sliding door. (Jackie’s old room.)
Jeff moved the barbeque to the driveway side of the deck, I wish we had done that ages ago!
Of course, Jeff is doing all the deck building himself. Although he has had generous help from our future son-in-law, Kevin. And Derek and TJ are just a phone call away.
The gazebo has turned into a work space, temporarily….with so much rain, it has come in handy:
We truly have a construction mess going on here…..but it will all be worth it in the end.