Jim McGovern
Jim McGovern
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  • Statham, GA

Enlarging my patio


My patio outside my screenroom was small (10x10') and I wanted to make more room for furniture and cooking out. I started by digging a two foot area on the edge of the existing patio. I then mixed bags of concrete and pored it to the level of my existing patio. Since I was mixing two bags at a time in a wheelbarrow. I used wood to limit the flow of the concrete with needed. I then repeated the process untill I went around the patio. I also made an area next to the house to store my grill. After completing the extension I layed stones in a patern over the entire area. Needless to say I was very happy with the results.
After the form was made I mixed and poured two bages of concrete at a time.
After the form was made I mixed and poured two bages of concrete at a time.
Same process.
Same process.
My grill storage area.
My grill storage area.
My Sheltie Prissy modeling my completed patio.  After the two foot area was completed I dug an area around the edge and filled it with a fairly wet concrete mixture.  I then submerged trim stones to help hold the patio stones in place.
My Sheltie Prissy modeling my completed patio. After the two foot area was completed I dug an area around the edge and filled it with a fairly wet concrete mixture. I then submerged trim stones to help hold the patio stones in place.
This photo of Misty is inside our screenroom that created the need to enlarge the patio.
This photo of Misty is inside our screenroom that created the need to enlarge the patio.

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  • Jim McGovern
    on Feb 24, 2013

    Prissy in the patio photo, is two in April and Misty is one in March. We love them so much. Had two big Labs prior to getting them. I think I have a photo of Misty on the patio that i can post.

  • Kelly Miller
    on Oct 22, 2013

    Wow !!! that's a nicely done job.You have finished the job nicely and decorate it add the pictures .

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