Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sometimes you just have to call in the professionals

Ryan and I aren't afraid to try projects around the house ourselves, but we do know our limits of what we can do. We thought two small retaining walls would be a project we could easily handle ourselves. At the end of our driveway we had a lot of railroad ties that needed to come out. They are a great attraction for termites, other bugs and rodents so they needed to go. The second wall is on the other side of the garage, made of railroad ties as well (that set is home to a chipmunk that has it out for Ryan).

To prepare we went to Home Depot and picked out our blocks and caps and all our necessary supplies. We choose a gray color with cut edges to match the stone on the outside of the house. Saturday morning we got up early to get to work. After about 6 hours this is what the wall looked like.

A professional is coming by the house tonight to give us an estimate. Hopefully they can fix what we've done and use our supplies.

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