Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Short VAST Paver Walkway

We had a few pavers leftover from the driveway project, so we decided to put them to good use. Today was a good day to work on home projects, because we needed good weather to change a big patio door, so while it rained and blew the guys filled in the afternoon playing with the VAST Pavers. While I ran around looking over several projects around town Kurt and Jud woked on a short walkway that will connect our lower deck to the stairs that lead down from the upper deck.

While Jud was finishing up a bit of window trim on our latest weatherization job Kurt got the ground ready. Here is a birds eye view of Kurt laying out the gird.

Along with doing our best to build as green as we can we love to use local woods, so it seemed appropriate to use Alaskan yellow cedar to edge this walkway. Of course the deck is all Alaskan yellow and red cedar so connecting the stairs to the lower deck with yellow cedar edging was the right thing to do.

Jud lays the last of the pavers.

Jud has a way of putting in the extra effort to finish a job. So, minutes before quitting time he marks and gets ready to cut the last paver. Well not the last, because we are going to do a small inlay in this walkway too. More photos will follow soon.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Pavers are Done

On Sunday in pouring rain Connie and I finished the pavers for our parking area on the street side of our home. After working with the VAST Pavers I’m very impressed with the thought that went into the design of this unique product.

The inlaid compass rose

When people find out that these pavers are made from recycled plastic bottles and rubber tires they tend to be as impressed too.

It was a lot of work, but well worth it.