Friday, March 25, 2011

Sidewalk and Driveway

The new sidewalk and driveway are finished and they look good. That was the last of the major cement mixing so we are breaking up the very large pad that has formed over the years and will soon be back to dirt.

The glass guy was here yesterday installing all the panes and within a week he'll install mosquito screens on all the windows and make a front screen door.

Hector and Oscar started tiling one bathroom and it looks great. We somehow under estimated the number of wall tiles (azulejos) we need so I'll buy 4 more boxes in the next few days. They will also use some on the sides of the kitchen counter.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kitchen counters

Decided on white cement with granite chips for the counters. Here's the construction process after building the support walls.

Fill the major portion with normal cement and then cover with the white cement and granite chips (granito). I chose size number 2 for the granite size but larger might have been more interesting. Next comes a lot of sanding with a grinder followed by hand sanding with wet/dry sandpaper.

Filled with cement

White cement and granite mix

Counters after some sanding

Also did a little house painting while they worked on the kitchen

Friday, March 4, 2011

Beach rock in sidewalk

I've been making trips to the beach to collect rock for the sidewalk and need to make another trip this morning. My first collection the rocks were too large so we've run out of the smaller ones. I don't mind the beach trips at all.

Sidewalk is done so today and tomorrow it's repairing small stuff anywhere we can find them, nail holes, seams between walls and stairs/sidewalk, etc. Deciding if it's a sidewalk in front of the house or kitchen counters next week.

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