Saturday, October 18, 2008

Staining the Deck and Building a Concrete Wall . . .


Yes, you heard me, more concrete! We had to rebuild the retaining wall down in the basement -    rebar, plywood and more concrete!!
The Great Wall de Brian

Q: How many "engineers" does it take to build a straight wall??
A:
Reverend Mike Maloney. Dad Joyce. Dellas Waldo. Brian.
We had a few "bracing" issues, but we took care of it . . . 

I got the "girly" job of staining the deck, but hey, that's fine by me. The deck turned out all right but Brian and I decided it could probably do with one more coat of the stain, we want it to last a year or two more before we totally revamp the backyard area.

The deck all pressure-washed and ready to be stained . . . 

"Rustic Brown" is the color we went with . . . 
All done, looks good!!

Things are looking a little better one project at a time!

1 comment:

Cassandra said...

That deck color is lovely! What a lot of hard work you're having to do! It's so worth it in the end, though. So I hear ;)