My parents, who bought their home as a new construction back in 2009, have already been suckered into re-doing the curbing around their house. It was cracking and wasn't sealed, so I guess if your house needs to look perfect, then it would be worth re-doing.. but Brady and I are on a mega budget and would be happy to have some not so old curbing. And we are always happy to take on a new project.. So, one persons trash is our treasure. We hauled off all their old curbing and used it at our house! It was a bit of a process cutting the curbing and trying to piece it together enough to make an arch, but we did it!
|Here's the pile of curbing, which almost bottomed out Brady's truck when we hauled it down to our house|
|so far we're using the old rock that was under the old deck, but we plan to switch it out with River Rock.|
OOKK Enough talk about boring sod and curbing.. the pix below are my inspiration for the railings, which Brady will be building, for our front porch. We are planning on installing chunky wood railing and using cable with tension turnbuckles rather than regular old wooden slats.. I don't think I used any correct terms in that last sentence, but you get the idea(I hope). It will be a major experiment, but it's worth a try!