We have a winner in the free patio contest we participated in with Frank 106.3 FM. Joyce Lobel won the contest and presented us with a challenge. The Lobels were wanting a small patio at their summer cabin on Pleasant Lake in Northwood where she and her husband could sit out by the water as the sun goes down. Really, it was the perfect situation for them. Unfortunately, it wasn’t for us.
The area where the patio was to be installed was behind the cottage and not accessible with equipment. What’s more, in the location was a ledge stone and a make-shift stone retaining wall that sat right at the water’s edge. We went right to work, building and shoring up the fieldstone wall to the height it needed to be able to prepare the patio base.
Our crew worked hard, wheelbarrowing the gravel base from the front of the cottage, compacting it, then finally laying down the brick pavers and setting them into the sand base. We finished the job just as night began to fall.
All in all, in was a fun little project and a challenge for our crew. I am reminded of how rewarding our work is – that for a little effort and sweat, we can build something that our customers will enjoy for years to come.