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Old 08-27-2016, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Thank you - I think we are going to let the grass come naturally except for one corner and we'll probably plant some sort of low bush and some perennials there.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that it all turns out! I think it will. More pictures coming.

yay !!

ok, progress is being made, and that's a good thing.
now the "curing" time for the concrete will seem like forever......
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Old 08-27-2016, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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yay !!

ok, progress is being made, and that's a good thing.
now the "curing" time for the concrete will seem like forever......

Just found out that this particular type of concrete only needs a couple of weeks max to cure, so that's much better! lol
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Old 08-27-2016, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Just found out that this particular type of concrete only needs a couple of weeks max to cure, so that's much better! lol
ok, thas great news.

also, i cant tell by the pictures, or maybe im partially blind, (well, maybe)...but do you have a walk way to the street from your front door, or does it go to the driveway.

If you do have a front walkway, will that also be tiled like the driveway?
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Old 08-27-2016, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Finally the house is done and we are in Port St. Lucie!
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I love these types of threads. Your yard already looks so much better! Good job!

Can't wait to see more of the project
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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ok, thas great news.

also, i cant tell by the pictures, or maybe im partially blind, (well, maybe)...but do you have a walk way to the street from your front door, or does it go to the driveway.

If you do have a front walkway, will that also be tiled like the driveway?
Oh, we're not tiling the driveway - we are tiling the back patio - or covering it in stone or whatever.

The existing driveway and walkway (which we just added to) had an exposed aggregate finish:
https://www.archtoolbox.com/material...echniques.html

So we just did that with the new additions as well. They are a close match and should get even more closely matched over the next few months as the new additions "age" and whiten a bit. Our original driveway is 20 years old so a perfect match would be pretty unrealistic.

I'll post pictures in a bit. It's raining here now and I may melt if I go outside.
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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^, oh ok, got ya, yes now i understand.

ugh its sunday here in brooklyn and about 99 percent humidity and 99 degrees out. im melting. lol.

i re looked at the pictures, OK, I take the "idiot" award of the day......sorry....
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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^, oh ok, got ya, yes now i understand.

ugh its sunday here in brooklyn and about 99 percent humidity and 99 degrees out. im melting. lol.

i re looked at the pictures, OK, I take the "idiot" award of the day......sorry....
LOL no worries!
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Here is the difference in the concrete finishes - slight but there. Hard to match it up exactly twenty years later. I like it though.
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Old 08-28-2016, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Here is the difference in the concrete finishes - slight but there. Hard to match it up exactly twenty years later. I like it though.

yes, but it is such a tiny bit off, really hardly even noticeable, nothing to even worry about at all.


I agree, there is no way after 20 years to get a perfect match. that is just never going to happen.
I think it looks fine also.

Also, dont you think, the most "perfect" house is the one with the most "imprefections", I do.
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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yes, but it is such a tiny bit off, really hardly even noticeable, nothing to even worry about at all.


I agree, there is no way after 20 years to get a perfect match. that is just never going to happen.
I think it looks fine also.

Also, dont you think, the most "perfect" house is the one with the most "imprefections", I do.
I see your point and yes, I actually do like it this way!
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