Thursday, May 5, 2011

Patio Progress

I don't remember if I told you or not but Tyler and I decided that it was time to expand the patio. When we moved in we had grand plans of either ripping out the old patio and starting from scratch or building a wooden deck over the existing patio. We recently came to our senses and decided that just adding a brick patio next to the existing concrete patio was our most time and cost efficient option.

With that said, Tyler turned on the manual labor last weekend and started digging. Apparently you have to dig out about 8-10 inches before you begin and with 200 sq. feet looming over us him, it was a daunting task.

He managed to get everything dug up on in about 2 evenings and on Saturday he brought in the gravel. You see, I thought "yo, this will be easy, all you have to do is dig out a few inches then slap those puppies in place and there you have it, an exquisite new patio!" Yeah not so much.

Next came the gravel and it took two truck loads to fill up the darn hole. He has to tamp down all the gravel then he will be ready to add a few inches of sand.

Our bricks were delivered yesterday so this weekend Tyler will be a busy bee adding the sand then actually laying the bricks. I promise to show you the final product the second he finishes! Wish us luck, it's going to be an exhausting weekend!


  1. Impressive!! GREAT JOB Tyler!!! Can't wait to see the end result

  2. hi sara,

    I modified a pattern from this site:

    what pattern did you use for your little jumpers? I love those. I wish I had a monogramming machine!!