Monday, December 10, 2007

Yay for the concretor

Well the concretor was in my bad books for a while. The scenario went something like this:

1. Coloured the concrete with the base colour - which also went all over my deck and the plants
2. Next day top colour goes on and there are some areas that look terrible (like a junior concretor has done it and didn't give a toss).
3. Ask him to look at it but he says he can't do anything about it but the sealer should even it out
4. Sealer gets put on and it doesn't even out the crappy bits but now that it is sealed, he again says can't do anything about it
5. Get home that evening and there are bubbles all over the driveway and the sealer has dried

Not happy Jan!!

Fortunately John got on the phone to him straight away and said that I could have lived with the other bad bits but I wasn't going to pay for it with bubbles all over it.

So concretor bad.

However on a quick trip home yesterday (have been away at a friend's place for a couple of days) I notice that the driveway is all shiny again (from new sealer) and he has also re-coloured it so there are no crappy bits!!

So concretor good!!!

It looks really great and I am so pleased with the end result. It's quite different to everybody elses in the street so we are pleased that we don't look the same!!!

So next weekend it will be re-doing the garden bed around the letterbox as I need to extend it out. Will have to say farewell to my hedge as it just isn't growing very well .. think I need to improve the soil a bit more before I replant stuff.

And you know what that means ... I can go to the nursery and spend some money!!!



Gavin & Vanessa said...

So where are the pictures???? You can't keep us hanging like that. It's just not fair....

The tales of J&A said...

good things come to those who wait ...

well, the pics will anyway :-))

hey Gav, what are the stone pillars being built at your estate on the corner of Thompson's Road?? for the life of me I can't work out what they are going to be

Gavin & Vanessa said...

The stone pillars will be part of the flash new boundary fencing of the estate. Apparently it will run along Thompson Rd to Evans Rd and then back up the highway towards Melington Estate...They are the barriers, I believe there will be standard fencing with capping in between each pillar...