Thursday, September 20, 2012

Concrete Walkway Update

So, big news -- still working on that broken concrete pathway. Mike was done with his contractual portion of the project after he took the jackhammer for a spin, and I've been working on it a little at a time in the afternoons. Okay, confession, I'm being lazy about it.

I've been digging out the path so that the concrete will sit down into the ground and not above everything, and in addition to puzzling the pieces together I've been having to do my best to level them all as the bottoms are uneven and the pieces are different widths -- it's not difficult but it is a little time intensive. I've had plenty of time to consider how manual labor is not really my forte.

Now I've reached the point where it's time to branch off the previous walkway and blaze my own trail: I think I'm going to extend the new path into a little mini patio spot for Mike's grill before turning the corner and continuing through the side yard where the concrete pad used to be.

I think it's going to look really nice when it's all done and there are plants in the cracks between concrete pieces...

Now to just focus on getting there.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great plan. I'm waiting for my dad to break up his exposed aggregate walkway so I can use it for a path to my side gate - it sucks having to drag the trash bins out through the mud!

    Did you decide on the crack plants (giggle snort) yet?

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  2. Ooh, that would be yucky. And nope, haven't picked the plants yet -- I'll probably let the stones settle over the winter and then fix anything that needs adjusting before planting in the spring.

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  3. Some creeping thyme would look nice-and smell good too ;)

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