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Old 08-29-2010, 10:13 AM   #31
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Money Pit, The neverending story of my home improvements


Well almost 2 months later the garage sidewall is just about done... all sided, new door, and 1 coat of paint so far. Now onto the back of the garage for the final push to finish the exterior before winter!
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:23 AM   #32
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Here are some final pics of the grading and landscaping around the house including the window wells. We ended up rasing the surrounding grade by 8" so instead of sloping toward the house it now slopes away. Ive noticed the sump running less after a rainstorm now. Also the gutters were extended about 5-6 ft away from the foundation.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:00 AM   #33
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I decided to install some aluminum z flashing along the bottom edge as the sheathing is unprotected. Also used PVC 1 x 4 ripped down to size for the kickout board.
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:55 AM   #34
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Well after 2 years starting this exterior project of windows,doors, and siding, I installed the last shingle this last week
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:57 PM   #35
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The weather was nice this weekend so got some painting done and started work on over seeding the yard. We have seriously neglected the yard for the past 4 years and it showed after we mowed down low to 1.5" then I got a Craftsman dethathcer and man there was some serious thatch in there. My neighbor asked if I sprayed something to kill my lawn I said "no I think its a fungus and your yard is next" But then I explained to her what we did. You can see the contrast of her yard and ours after our work, mind you our yard was green before we started. But its over seeded, fertilized, and watered, so hopefully in a few weeks Ill see some new blades. That pile in the pic is just thatch, that is AFTER mowing and raking one time.
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