Our Patio

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Getting started, laying out the size and excavation.

The removal of 12.5 yards of dirt begins.

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Dad and I buggy lug 7 tons of gravel, 6 cu. ft. at a time.

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Time to install the curb borders.

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Kristin getting a head start sitting on a patio of packed gravel

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Laying the sand and pavers, 4 tons of sand, 6 1/2 tons of 

pavers.  The sand; 6 cu. ft. at a time. The pavers; 28 lbs

at a time.

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The completed patio - 85 hours and approximately 25 tons

and much back pain later.

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Our first dinner  & breakfast on the patio - with the Begrows

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Using left over materials we add a small patio to the front of

the house

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Stay tuned...... more to come


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