Patio Prep:

Spring 2017 & the beginning of Summer 2017.

This project got pushed back a year when we had pool troubles. So we were anxious to get rid of the mud going into 3 doors of our home. We started out leveling the ground as best as we could.

 

 

Finding our 3 septic openings. One was under concrete, and we had to have the concrete cut away.

 

 

Found them!

 

The biggest part of this project was reworking our downspouts. As they were, they were laying on top of the ground. We didn’t want them to be on top of the newly poured concrete patio, so we reworked them to go under and have a drainage system in place.

 

 

Continuing to level the ground.

 

The girls were using it as a pretend horse arena.

 

Leading up to the pour, Tater took a week off work to prepare. We started the week with a Subway lunch tailgating date.

 

Another biggie was replacing 2 basement windows. The current ones were sealed completely shut and yet, old and leaking air. We got it ready for the new window well. It was fun to see light. If you can remember, this window was underneath the deck before we removed it.

 

Taking the window out –

I was the freaked out wife that asked him if he was going to replace it in one day to prevent it from having to keep open throughout the night. 😉

 

Caulking and cleaning off the frame to be able to give it a fresh coat of paint

 

 

Our patio in some areas was going to go onto our siding due to matching it up with our existing pool patio. Tater added a board around the perimeter to get ready for this.

 

 

Working on more downspouts and another drain.

 

 

 

It took awhile to make sure the pipes were angled at just the right angle, so the water would drain away from the house properly.

 

We moved it out away from the house as much as we could as water liked to gather in this area before.

 

 

Picture break 😉

 

 

We had to dig a tunnel under the sidewalk.

 

 

Filling in the trench

 

Our pea gravel mound made for a fun playground.

 

 

Tater got the new windows in!

 

Family meal break

 

While we were at it with all our supplies on hand, we got rid of the additional downspouts around the rest of the house and buried them also. This one was in the front of the yard was a complete eyesore.

 

Getting ready to bring that baby under the ground with nice, new stuff.

 

Dirt filled in

 

Ready for patio pouring! We couldn’t wait!

 

 

 

 


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