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.
As you can see, the bricks were sinking and making an unsafe, and uneven stepping surface.
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.
So to recap…Before:
Good job, honey! I appreciate your hard work. It looks wonderful.