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Top half of driveway..done!

March 29th, 2016 at 11:20 am

Here's what it looks like, top half finished in pavers:

Note the lovely 9-foot diameter circle.

This shows the area to left of garage.

This photo shows the gray border that encircles the whole area. (The portion of the stone wall is one of the original old stone walls I couldn't afford to rebuilt right now. As long as it stands, I don't plan to do anything to it although it's not very attractive with the large concrete joints.)

This really motivates me to get around to repainting the concrete lower half of garage a nice taupe color to match house instead of the icky old green.

It's really all very lovely, and my mason really surprised me after I paid him the balance in cash. He fished out a $50 bill and returned it to me, his way of saying thanks for the reference I made for him to a coworker looking to redo a walkway, and for the good Angie's List review I said I would post. I've never had a contractor do that before!

I've been in touch with the asphalt guy who MAY be able to come tomorrow(!) to pave the lower half of drive. I can't drive on the pavers on top half until he puts down asphalt that's completely level with the edge of the pavers, or that paver edge will begin to pull away from the weight of the car tires.

He said I could drive on the pavers after that, but as far as heavier trucks it wouldn't be a bad idea to let it set for another few weeks. I had a charity lined up to pick up an old couch I can't wait to get rid of (the one that was refused by another charity) so I reluctantly emailed them and said i'll need to reschedule. I didn't want to do anything that would cause them to get annoyed and not come at all since otherwise getting rid of that couch will be a real pain. But it should be okay; i haven't heard back from her yet.

13 Responses to “Top half of driveway..done!”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I'm so glad for you that you decided to do this!

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    It's beautiful. I think you made a great choice. Smile

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    It really does look great! And how nice to get great service and a 'refund' for the positive reviews.

  4. jokeabee Says:

    It's gorgeous!

  5. Dido Says:

    Looks lovely! And how nice that he gave you back the $50 as a referral fee.

    As far as the couch, could you get someone to help you lug it down to the edge of the road (when the weather is predicted to be sunny) so they wouldn't have to drive a truck on the pavers?

  6. PatientSaver Says:

    None of the men I know are capable of helping me lug a full size sofa. Frown

  7. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oo-ah! Nice!

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    So nice!

  9. LuckyRobin Says:

    I think this is really going to make a big difference about how you feel about that whole area. It's lovely.

  10. VS_ozgirl Says:

    It looks really lovely Smile

  11. MonkeyMama Says:

    Looks great!

  12. Turtle Lover Says:

    it looks very nice! i hope you are smiling :-)

  13. Jenn Says:

    Absolutely stunning!

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