Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Deck Update

      So, when we last left off on our deck remodelling saga a few weeks ago, we had just completed our demolition and were awaiting permit approval. Well the permit took a little longer than expected to come through, but it finally did and now we are on our way to rebuilding.
      Here is what it looks like today as we wait for cement to be poured (hopefully today or tomorrow)

All the forms and re bar ready for concrete. See on the right, the way it steps down? That's the proper way to build a cement retaining wall (or so I'm told by the experts)

  I am so looking forward to having this deck back! We've all really missed it the last few weeks with the weather so nice. It's funny how sometimes you don't realize how much you use something until it's gone.
  Hopefully it will be all done before we need to move and I can enjoy at least one morning coffee out there on the swing :) Those french doors, below, go out from our kitchen, so it is really handy for barbecuing and summer suppers outside.

All ready for cement! See all that metal in there? It'll make the wall nice and solid because they actually tied in the new wall to the old footing by ramming re bar in there. Our deck is already looking more solid :)

Remember this old thing?

Well we are all super excited to see how this whole thing turns out. I will keep you updated on our progress (whether you want it or not :)

Any new decks,porches, outdoor living spaces going on in your life? Have you done a reno of somewhere that you didn't realize how much you used it until it was gone/unusable? Feel free to comment, I love to hear feedback :)

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