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Oct
02

House Renovation Update – Yard and Deck

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Well, we’ve started the yard and are about to install the deck and sliding glass door.

The back yard is / was alot of clay and not graded well at all. We started to fix that with a little bobcat today. We are also widening the driveway. Here are some photos to start.

This is the yard as it was when we got here:

Old Driveway

Old Driveway

A little bobcat and some time….We get the new drveway section dug out and the backyard grading started.

Old Driveway

Old Driveway

Old Driveway

Even found an old Railroad Rail buried
Old Driveway

Then we got rained out and had to stop work…
Fresh Dirt

Fresh Dirt

We still have to lay topsoil and rototill the yard, plan seed and an erosion mat. Should be quite nice for next year.

Here you see all the lumber and the new sliding glass door, just waiting to be installed. Unfortunately, Villa Park, IL is very slow at issuing building permits, and it looks like I might not be able to start the deck for another week.

Old Driveway

Old Driveway

What I wanna know is – where the hell did my work bench go???!!! Actually, if you lok closely thats insulation to insulate the rest of the garage, and a bunch of new shop lights that wil be installed.

Old Driveway

What a mess though huh?

Old Driveway

Oh, got my temporary office set up. Still refinishing the woodwork, thats a harder job then I thought….. But, not too bad. This is the room that had red painted paneling on it.
Old Driveway

Hopefully, the landscapers can finish tomorrow. The pavers are suppose to be here either tomorrow or the day after to handle the driveway.

Ill post more soon….

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