The driveway went in last week, as expected. Here's the day going down:
|Cement truck arrives...|
|They start in the back – putting down the sidewalk that runs|
alongside the garage
|By about noon they were out to the larger driveway space|
outside the back door
|As each large section went down it got smoothed out...|
|...all the way down to the front of the house|
|We paved over the sidewalk as planned in the previous post|
|Before and after:|
You can see the difference that the hand-finishing made.
It was really interesting to watch – truly an art form.
|These guys were really detailed – after the hand-finishing,|
they went back and did a picture frame edging – thinner between pads
and a thicker edge frame. If you drive around, you don't see much of
this kind of finish work, and I was very pleased with the level of detail
of these sub-contractors – Thomas Concrete in Charlotte, NC,
if anyone is shopping!
|Here is the finished pour in the front – although color not quite accurate.|
Despite the deep tinted color, we were told it would dry a good bit lighter.
|The finished pour in the back|
|And 24 hours later the snow!|
|(We were told it wouldn't hurt it.)|