Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
As many of you know, we experienced a flooded basement this spring. This necessitates a change in the drainage so it doesn't happen again...so while we're at it, we're taking apart the front walk, and redoing it. Some of you asked for progressive pictures. This part isn't so pretty...the tear down. To save big $ for tear up, we decided to do that ourselves. I'm cleaning the bricks & stacking them in back yard. We'll use these later in the season (when we're rested up) to rejuvenate the area around "my tired gazebo".New walkway will be wider & feature a small retaining wall to keep garden from creeping into new bricks. The old retaining wall to the right of front door was leaning , so it didn't take a lot to topple it. This one won't be replaced...we're planning shrubs. Roses are presently under the window , but they've naturalized, and now that the evergreens have grown, they no longer get enough sun.
Riana, thank you for sharing the pics of the work in progress. Looks like quite a big job. You have been talking about your gazebo for a while and what to do. Looking forward to seeing what you do.
The retaining wall was mortared, but thankfully the walkway was paved on sand.
Concrete brick pavers again, Rogue, but no railway ties...instead, a short retaining wall to hold back the ajacent garden soil on house side , since it's higher.We liked the style of the old one, suits the house.
Here, before the garden was taken out, you can see why the walkway needed replacement instead of repair...the railway ties on either side that "contained" the bricks were all rotted after 26 yr. in the ground, and the same style wiggly brick no longer available. The rectangular step to stoop will be changed to a semicircular one...just for aesthetics.
Looks like you are making progress. Going to be beautiful.
Looks like quite a project. Lots of hard work. The end result will be well worth it.
The destruction continues...They brought in a smallish track vehicle, and were able to save my big lilac and the raised veggie garden (turned nursery as temp. saving place for certain plants, left side...right side is planted w/tomatoes.)It looks like the side is now being added to the dig...sigh.