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Backyard Project Part 2

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Forming-out & plumbing the in-ground spa – Backyard Project – Arlington, VA.

Here is the second installment of photos from our huge outdoor living space improvement project. As you’ll notice, the project is moving along quite well and you can actually see the in-ground spa really starting to take shape. Once all the piping is installed and re-bar is bent it will be time for the concrete guys to do their thing and spray the actual pool. I should have photos of that in my next backyard project post.
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Backyard Project Part 1

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Jesse Proctor ‘breaking ground’ on our new Backyard Spa Project – Arlington, VA.

Well we have finally decided to redo our outdoor living space. We have always wanted to incorporate some type of water feature into our backyard living area, but were told that we couldn’t have a swimming pool due to the storm water retention system located underneath our yard. After months of research and consulting with different contractors and county inspectors, we have determined that the storm water system actually belongs to us and as long as the system if functioning properly we have the right to build over and around it as long as it meets code. A large pool would not work since the main storage pipes are only 5 feet underground, but we did find that there is enough area beside the system to build a large in-ground spa that we can incorporate into our backyard landscaping project.

The project was scheduled to start mid October and take anywhere from 6 to 8 months depending on the weather. I didn’t think it was a great idea starting a project like this in the fall, but I was assured that as long as the pool contractor was able to get the pool formed and shot before the first freeze, the project would stay on schedule. This is my first installment of photos from the project… keep an eye out for more to come over the winter!
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The Patio Project (Part 2)

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unwrapping some of our new wicker patio furniture

Our custom patio is finally finished and to accent it we ordered some new wicker furniture which was delivered this week. Julie and Dylan seem to be very pleased with the choice and I think it will add a new dimension to our outdoor summer party which is coming up in a month or so! Next up, a fire pit for the fall… any body know where I can find firewood in Arlington?!
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The Patio Project…

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The beginning stages of our new slate patio project – “Ha, what a mess!”

We decided to go ahead and start our patio project this past fall in hopes that it would be finished and ready for our T.G.I.S Party this coming spring. The landscaping company we’re using, Land Art Design, insured us that laying a patio and doing minor landscaping in the winter time is no problem and actually works out better as long as we don’t get any major snow storms. So after several weeks of designing, planning and kicking around numbers, Laura and her team showed up to break ground and start the first phase of the project project.

Now… almost two months into it, the project is really starting to come together and so far I must say we have been truly pleased! We just can’t say enough about the quality and workmanship shown by the people at Land Art Design and we’re really looking forward to using our new outdoor living space for many years to come! Thanks Laura…!!
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