Monday, August 18, 2008

Retaining wall & front porch steps

It all begins with a footer, poured and level. This retaining wall will hold back the dirt and be backfilled to redirect the ground water.
Halfway there....


Finished retaining wall, perfect for extra sitting and flower pots. Hubby did such a good job and all by himself! It's good to recruit the family to help with some projects...

(This is our niece who spent a day with us. Isn't she precious?!)
(NOTE: blogger is being ugly today so I'll put the video up asap.)

With the footer and the block lain, it's time to face the steps with rock.
Isn't he creative?! He put a red diamond pattern in the steps.
The diamond in the top step in actually inlain into the grayish rock.
It only needs a good cleaning and to be sealed now.
As you can see, he has also started putting lattice up. My Hubby can do almost anything!



5 comments:

Marci said...

What a great job he did on the wall and the steps. Your home is really coming together. I know you are very proud of him.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the note you wrote to me. May the Lord bless you abundantly for your love and prayers.

Judy said...

The steps are beautiful! You are so lucky that your man is so talented. I know you are so proud of him and your home.

annette and matt said...

WOW you guys have come a long way since we were down last! The deck and everything looks beautiful! you guys have done a great job with it. BTW, how do you get your comments posted on your page?

annette and matt said...

WOW you guys have come a long way since we were down last! The deck and everything looks beautiful! you guys have done a great job with it. BTW, how do you get your comments posted on your page?

Catherine Seiberling Pond said...

Those steps are beautiful! And the wall, too. Wow! I often wish I was married to a Mr. Fix-it-do-it-Yourselfer. [He is wonderful in other ways but fixer-upping has never been a forté.] It is wonderful that you have a husband you love, who loves you, and who built the home you share with your children. There are few things more beautiful or precious than that in this world. xoCatherine