Juan and his crew arrived at 6:30am this morning to finalize the pads before the cement truck arrived. Rather than have the cement for the patio to run up to the jagged edges of the asphalt we asked him to put in a form so the edge of the cement would be smooth. We would later come back and patch these edges with cold patch.
After they completed the patio we sure were glad we took this step as it looks much better.
BIL James called just before 7am advising the cement truck had left Mt. Pleasant and would be here in about 45 minutes and one of us needed to be out near the driveway to flag him down. About 7:30am I drove out to the driveway in the BadBoy and waited. About 7:45am he arrived and I escorted him to where he needed to be to pour the patio.
Here they are pouring the patio on the passenger side. It is 12ft wide x 17ft long with a 4ft x 6ft walkway near the door of the home. You can also see the smooth side near the home verse what would have been jagged near the broken edges of the asphalt.
After they poured the patio they then begin pouring the 5x5 pad around my hookups.
This took no time at all and they then moved over to the pad for James' water well.
When they completed this the driver said he probably had a half a yard left. James had already told me if there were any cement left to pour it in driveway one over at his place. I took the driver a back way so he did not have to remove his chutes.
At 8:35am the cement truck pulled out heading back to his plant to pickup another load of cement.
When I got back to our area Juan and crew were busy trawling and brushing our two pads. The patio was a little slow in setting up so they could not put their final finish work on it until 9:30am. It finally got to the point where they needed it to be in order to brush it. At 10:00am they had cleaned all their tools and where out of here. They will return sometime tomorrow to remove their forms.
We now have a nice patio and slab for the hookups. We are looking forward to being able to set out in the mornings and evenings. All we need now is a change in our weather to work on flower beds and a court yard for our bird feeding area.
Until next time. . . .MtnAire Travlers.