Sunday, September 11, 2016

Laying the Pavers

The guys worked tirelessly yesterday, a Saturday I might add. I am used to workmen who work Mon-Fri....these guys work Mon-Sat. Imagine that.
Anyway, they did a drain, leveled and starting constructing the step.
Now, after watching, I see why it is so expensive to have a company do your patio or driveway.
And after watching, I see the way our grade goes. It isn't just one pitch, it's two!
They have taken that into consideration...and thus the step on the main part of the patio and the drains.
Our soil is adobe...hard stuff. The contractor, Mike, who is building the pergola had to use a jackhammer to get his holes big enough to set his forms for the main posts of the pergola.
Yeah, it's tough work.
But, the paver guys worked longer than the project manager thought. They worked until 3:45...on a Saturday.
Look what they got done....



This is my view this morning...They have a lot of cutting to do it looks like....
 The guys moved I can't tell you how many cubic feet of "base" which is a concrete and gravel base, that once you add water becomes a loose cement that they tamp down and then put sand on top of, which then is leveled and then pavers go on top of that. Once pavers are dry fit, they will gently be tapped and then a poly-sand will be put on top and worked in.....
 Lots of base.....
My garden and lawn are suffering a bit. But since the lawn is a crab grass/ mix it will come back within a month with feeding and water....
Although, it is hard to have workmen at your house....and these guys are really good...this team is amazing. The project manager said....oh they will start laying pavers on Monday....yeah, they started yesterday. That was day two!
More pictures to come.....
Nancy

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