we captured some great shots of UL House to kick start the blog - check out the intro teaser here
. we will be revisiting more on that project later on, but for now we turn our attention to the next in line: UL house. Garth Hare of Benchmark Modern
sent in these photos of the concrete drive and back patio pour. He has a great skill for taking construction photos with his iPhone. we look forward to a steady photo stream coming in over the next few weeks as construction nears the end.
we worked out an economical over-sized bond pattern in the field the weekend before the pour. it's amazing what a 12" gap at each run does for the scale of the drive.
we are pleased with the outcome.
The back patio needed to be differentiated from the driveway, Lamoreaux Concrete suggested a top cast chemical retarder product. it turned out great, will use again.
detail shot of the top cast treatment exposing the fine aggregate | the pour at back patio prior to treatment.
The retaining wall came into the design late in the game from the need to adjust to site conditions discovered in the field. it will serve as a planting bed next to the west patio and a barrier from the drive. we sleeved the wall @ 6-0 for a future fence.