From Deck to Patio: The Preparation

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

After 15 years, it has become necessary to replace the deck.

Sadly enough, it's been put off so long that the thing has become a hazard. I feared a neighbor would drop by, only to have the deck collapse at the very moment they stepped up to the door.

With a week off, Brian decided it was time to tackle this project.

We have decided to replace the wooden deck with a concrete patio (less maintenance, longer lasting - read: EASIER).

And since converting our garage to a fourth bedroom a couple years ago, I have always hated loathed the driveway coming right up to the bay window.

It just screams THIS USED TO BE A GARAGE!

To get that monkey off my back, we're going opting for a larger-than-our-deck patio that will come underneath that bay window.too.

So the first order of business was to remove a section of the driveway.

And of course, Daddy's little sidekick had to get in on the action of demolishing the deck.

Brian and his little sidekick, along with the help of our next door neighbor, accomplished a lot in one day! By Monday evening at 7:30 p.m., it looked like this:


Tackle It Tuesday Meme

5 chatted about this topic:

Astro June 30, 2009 at 8:10 AM  

Can't wait to see how your patio turns out. Happy TT

Brenda June 30, 2009 at 8:46 AM  

A new patio is so exciting! Looks like you had a great little helper!

Don't forget to stop by and enter my giveaway!

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins June 30, 2009 at 9:51 AM  

Wow - luck to you! So far, so good!

Danielle June 30, 2009 at 11:22 AM  

It is going to look fabulous! It is perfect timing because you will be able to enjoy it the rest of the summer! Check out my Tackle It Tuesday here.

Toddler Craft Onna June 30, 2009 at 9:24 PM  

Wow! Now that is a tackle it tuesday project!! Can't wait to see how it turns out!! Looks great so far! We converted our garage to an extension of our kitchen, added so much space!!

Don't forget to have the kids enter in the Toddler Craft Art contest and giveaway there are so many great prizes for kids and adults!

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