Posts tagged "driveway"

The finishing touches were completed last week for the project we started last fall to re-pour a portion of our driveway and add a front porch and expanded entry way under the old porte cochere roof. Most of the construction had been completed by the end of January, but we had a short punch list…

In the last week or so, a lot of progress has been made on our project to add a front porch & entry way to the house and re-pour the circle driveway.  At the start of the week, the contractors wrapped up the concrete work by pouring a new sidewalk to the door by the…

Our New Driveway is Done!

The last big section of our new driveway was poured yesterday and one of the contractors came back this morning to cut the expansion joints.  Our new driveway is officially done!  Here are some “Before” and “After” pictures! Before: The old driveway was an uneven blend of concrete & blacktop by the garage with a…

“Slow and Steady” seems to be the name of the game for pouring the new circle driveway and parking pad in front of the garage.  Yesterday and today, the contractors finished pouring the basically straight portion of the new driveway that connects the circle part with the straight stretch out to the road.  Here’s a…

Driveway Update

I haven’t stayed on top of posting pictures of the progress on our entry way addition & new driveway over the last couple of weeks like I’d planned, but there has been a lot of progress made, so better late than never, right? Here are some pictures of the new driveway that’s going in in…

The Trees are Down!

It took a little longer than we expected, but after 2 full days of work, the tree service has finished cutting down a blue spruce tree in the back yard by the pool and two oak trees in the front yard that were in the center of the circle drive. The blue spruce came down…

Here’s some pictures of today’s progress on the entry way addition & driveway project: A lot of progress has been made in the last couple of days on the foundation for the new addition.  Concrete footings were poured yesterday and cement block walls were added today.  There’s also been a lot of progress in breaking…

A lot happened on the entry way & driveway project today, but, unfortunately, we didn’t get very many pictures due to the rain that came through late this afternoon. The contractors worked this morning to finish digging the footing for the new entry way addition, the city inspector stopped by to check out their work,…

Work on the entry way project was delayed for a few days last week while the contractor worked with the city to get permits for our addition & driveway, but work resumed today and they made a lot of progress!  The old concrete step and driveway under the porte cochere was broken out and digging…

At the end of July, we decided it was time to act on some plans we’d had drawn up a few years ago for a small addition to solve several problems with the current configuration of our entry way.  We had two contractors come out to take a look at the drawings and give bids…

Since the first time we saw our house (a little over 3 years ago now!), there have been a few areas that haven’t been exactly what we hoped for … what else can you expect with a 95 year old house?  And even though the house was in really good condition when we moved in,…