77 Backyard (Deck, Fence, Retaining Wall)

This wonderfully finished backyard family with a place to enjoy being outside. They are able to play in the yard, have a private dinner on the deck, and a nice place to plant a garden.

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The family was looking for a place that was open but private. They owned a wonderful townhouse in a finished new subdivision with a great walking path behind their home. For them being outside was being on stage. The family could not be outside in the back yard in private to enjoy some free time, eat dinner, plant some flower and vegetables, make better use of the drop off in the back, and let their young children play outside.

This new Deck, Fence, and Garden provided them with all the things they wanted.

New Fence
The new fence is built solid to support a 6 foot fence with 2 feet of lattice on top to block onlooker walking by from the path and the neighbours who new 3 floor homes across the path looked over the client���s back yard.

Now the back yard was:
Private from the people walking down the path.
Had a safe enclosed area for their young children could play.

The Fence was also very well built.

4 x 4 Pressure treated posts set in concrete 4 feet deep. These posts will stay strait and strong to support the fence and large door.
Large door at the back of the yard with three heavy duty hinges to make sure the fence door stays in place and works Properly for years. The door is large enough to let in the lawn mower, Bike, and toys.
All fence rails are 2 x 4. This provides the best support the fence board and the fence.
All boards are screwed in (no nail) with coated screws so they do not rust.
All pressure treated boards cut ends were treated to protect the end cuts from rot.

New Deck
The new deck is built solid to support the family, friends, guest and anyone else who would want to be on it. The Deck was 12 by 16 with built in benches for seating and an 8 foot privacy lattice fence.

Now the Deck was:
Private for the home owner a place to have dinner outside free from the people walking down the path or neighbours looking from their windows.
Built in seating let them place a full size table on the deck and have room for a large group of people to have dinner.

The Deck was also very well built.
All grass was dug up to make way for the deck and a plant blocking fabric was lay down to stop weed growth.
4 x 4 Pressure treated posts were placed on top of concrete deck block.
The deck joists are 12” apart. This provides a very strong and ridged top surface when the deck boards are placed on top.
All joists are support to outside frame with joist hangers they are screwed in placed, not toe nailed.
Full 1×6 deck board for a strong surface. There is no bounce in this deck.
All boards are screwed in (no nail) with coated screws so they do not rust.
The deck seats boards are cut on a 45o. This provides a better look to the seats.
All pressure treated boards cut ends were treated to protect the end cuts from rot.

New Garden
The new garden is built solid to provide the family with a place to plant flowers and vegetables on a flat surface.
Now the Garden was:
Provided a place for the home owner a place to plant some flowers and vegetables.
Make better use of the drop off space at the back of the yards..

The Garden was also very well built.
All grass was dug up to make way for the garden and a plant blocking fabric was lay down to stop weed growth.
Interlocking blocks were used and set in place with construction adhesive.
Gravel was placed at the bottom of the garden to provide proper drainage.


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