Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Getting a New Patio Installed

I mentioned previously that I was interested in getting a new patio installed. Well, we got some quotes, and decided to go with Judy Brown of Meadows Farms Nursery. Judy is a friend of the family (her boy went to preschool with Eddie), and she also did work for two of our neighbors. We were really happy with the detail in her quote, her attention to detail, and how she listened to what we wanted and worked hard to make it possible.

Here is the before picture. All of the grass you see out to the end of the bed on the left will be slate patio with steps down to it from the deck that the picture is being taken from. The bed on the left will remain intact, and an 18 inch wall will define it, providing a nice sitting bench. Though you can't see it well from this picture, what makes this job challenging is that there is about a four foot drop from the top to the bottom, so issues like drainage and leveling were important to be dealt with.

It will be a great patio for sitting by the fireplace and roasting marshmallows on a cold autumn night!

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