Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Crispin’ Up The Steps

Saturday, my hubby took on a big project, and he did it all by himself. He told me ‘It should take about an hour, then we can do something the rest of the day’. Uh huh. I knew better.

Here are the steps before he started. When we had our retaining walls rebuilt several years back, the contractors built us a set of steps, as we had none before that. Those steps required maintenance, which we didn’t do a very good job of (apparently). (In our defense, we did, one time,  have a MAJOR eve spout overflow, which dumped tons of water right on our steps). They needed some ‘crispin’ up’, and weeded.

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As you can see, the bricks were sinking and making an unsafe, and uneven stepping surface.

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Top step in progress. He laid down landscape fabric to try to keep the weeds from growing, added sand/stone used to put under paving bricks to build it up to where it needed to be, tamped it down using the side of a big mallet, and then laid the bricks back in.

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Much better!

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So to recap…Before:

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After:

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Good job, honey! Red heart I appreciate your hard work. It looks wonderful.

8 comments:

Kristie said...

Looks great!
Kristie

Debbie said...

He did do a good job! In an hour too! :D
Debbie

Hazel said...

Fantastic job Louie .I swear I'm going to borrow that man :-)

Packrat said...

That was quite a job. Looks really nice.

Connie said...

Looks wonderful! I bet it took him a "little" bit more than an hour though!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

fantastic job hubby!!!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

That is a big job! It looks so nice!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

It not only looks good - it's safe! Thank goodness for handy husbands. :) blessings, marlene

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