I know there was a thread a few months back but I couldn't find it.
Thought I would share the progress as it has been a lot of work and pretty happy with the progress.
House is on the market so the work needed to be fast-tracked.
I went from a muddy hole in the ground where an above ground pool was to a nice tidy backyard.
The Scottish blood in me refused to pay contractors with heavy machinery so I shovelled a lot of soil (20-30 cubic metres) with shovel and 'barrow.
My boy with his spoils of war. To be honest I did most of digging that sucker out but he was right there to pose for the photo.
A lot of work had been done before that. There was a retaining wall spanning the the length of the slab (10 metres) and was approx 1 metre tall and 3 metres deep.
The thing on his gut is a Gastroschisis
for those playing at home.
Progress once a lot of levelling and draining. Retaining walls just up.
You can see where the retaining wall was. It ran the length of the slab to the fence. A LOT of manual labour.
Whole task was rushed as the house is on the market. It took two weeks from the first photo to the latest pic.
Still a bit to do to sort the gardens out. I'm pretty happy with the work so far.
The major work getting rid of the pool and levelling too quite a few afternoons and a a fair few weekends.
Total cost in the conversion would have been approx $1000 or so. Labour about $1million. Tiny bit of help from my brother and my old man. Bit of help from my boy.
Sitting on a big pile of accomplishment at the moment. It has been a attitude changing process where I now feel like I can do anything.
Any new DIY you guys have been doing? Pics?
Or any old ones from the previous thread if you are as proud of the job as I am.