The rusty basketball hoop by the driveway really bothered the concrete guy, so when he offered to haul it away, I said, Sure. The old sidewalk ran along the castleblock in front. This also bothered him.
So he suggested adding a swoosh - no extra charge. At the time, I thought, Whatever. But I really like the results.
|Another bed to fill with plants! And to weed!|
My old driveway was 50 feet of concrete plus an asphalt apron to the street.
Now it is 70+ feet of shiny new concrete.
One reason the old concrete driveway crumbled was water sat on it after spring/fall rains, freezing and thawing until the low areas looks more like gravel than concrete.
A little drain tile on either side of the driveway will help prevent that in the future.
What a wonderful (and wonderfully expensive) facelift to the property!
AND I had contacted the city about the lakefront view I have each spring. AND someone actually came to the house today to discuss it. Not that anything will happen in the near future, but this is more than I expected. You know what they say: If you keep your expectations low enough, you will never be disappointed.