The porch has been moving along steadily since Thursday afternoon. Ryan got most of it demolished (leaving enough for us to use the side door for a while yet).
When Mark arrived they started right in replacing the first post bottom, and getting the decking going. By the end of the night they had the second post in (including the decking to that point).
Friday the decking and railings were done all the way up to the side door and the porch was demo’d ready to go for Saturday morning.
Saturday The decking and railings were finished up (besides the small back railing) first thing. A trip to home depot with the toddler and we had some wood and lattice to finish up the porch as well as some runners to do the front steps! That was an unplanned but awesome surprise.
My new paint sprayer arrived Saturday so I got the boards all pre-painted yellow (first coat) and the lattice was easy to paint once installed. On Sunday the lattice was all installed and painted first coat, the runners were installed, the concrete was busted up ready for new pavers and we had dinner out then ran over to buy some pavers.
This morning we got the final coat on the lattice, Mark laid all the pavers into a beautiful diagonal pattern and Ryan did the vertical boards over the lattice. They are working on the stairs now and the paver set will be finished after the stairs are done (final sweep of it and then water it down).
The stairs are finished, the posts at the bottom are made up to match our posts on the porch. One hand rail is installed (the other needs some fussy cutting). The pavers are finished and watered down so we need to wait 24 hours for that to set (and 72 hours to cure)!
Amazing! The caps on the posts are solar lights so that is neat!
We have a few projects left to really finish the porch
- Finish the vertical boards on the left side
- Finish the hand rails on stairs
- Finish the railing by the side door (a small one)
- Finish the railing across the back of the right side
- Sand/stain the deck!
- Ceiling (that’s a big one!)
We could not have gotten anywhere near this amount done in 4 days without Ryan’s Dad’s help – holy cow! And the pavers and stairs – what a bonus! The front looks great.