Well, as promised, here are the finished pictures. And a few pictures of the project in progress.
Overall, the project was a complete success. We began with the demolition of the old patio, as documented in my post from a few weeks back. Once the demo was complete, we set the forms for the new patio foundation. The layout was approved by the homeowner, forms were set, grades were established, and we prepared for the concrete pour.
A base layer of gravel was applied and the rebar reinforcement was set. We were ready for the pour.
The overall design included a set of steps leading from the back doors to the main patio surface. Because of the amount of concrete involved and the logistics of getting the concrete installed, we decided to pour the steps separately from the main patio surface. The main patio took about 8 yards of concrete to pour the foundation. Once the patio was poured and had time to set, we built the forms for the steps. A few days later we poured an additional 2 yards to build the step foundation. (I'll get into the details of forming the steps in a future post sometime soon).
Additionally we set flagstones on the steps,,measuring about 6' w, with three treads each measuring about 18" d. The step risers and sides were covered with a mica schist stone veneer to match the existing stone on the home foundation.
From start to finish the project took just under four weeks, including a few rain delays and time to allow the concrete to set after the pours.
It was a great project, for great clients -- the type of project that I love to get involved with, love to create, and take great pride in delivering an awesome product for great people.
What's next? Well we already knocked out a fence project about a block away from Merion Country Club -- just in time before the chaos of golf's US Open begins next week. A paver patio, a flagstone walkway, another fence project, a stone wall project, and a deck rebuild await.
Sound like something that you might be interested in? I'd love a chance to meet with you and discuss. Call us for a free consultation. Maybe I'll be blogging about your project sometime soon!