Sidewalk, Driveway and Carport Transformation

I can actually walk with heals to my car without getting my shoes wet or dirty!

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Ever since we moved in it’s been busy here at the Phillips Place, you will see what I mean.

Mr. Garza and his crew did such an awesome job on the foundation we thought let’s not stop there! Ha-ha! Dale and I have always talked about installing a paved sidewalk and knew this would be the time to have it done. We had 16 x 16 stones as our sidewalk, but when it rained, we would have puddles in some areas of our path.

We had a gravel driveway and during our past wet season the driveway was deteriorating fast and collecting water. When we purchased the property it came with a 20 x 22 foot metal carport. We had Mr. Garza install a driveway and sidewalk, but Dale added his special touch when it came to the carport. He designed it along with Mr. Garza to make a one foot knee wall, which will raise the carport. Raising the carport gives us a better sight line. In addition we added another sidewalk between the carport and the house.

Before picture. We used 16 x 16 Stones to make a walkway.

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 Bracing the carport was a very important step, it was necessary so that the carport would not collapse. Preparing to move the carport so the old house could be removed and make ready for the new driveway.

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Nothing is as easy as you want it to be. Moving the carport was a very time consuming job. We did it little by little, step by step until it was done. Dale used PVC pipe to roll the carport.

Carport temporary home. Front yard.

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Sidewalk Form

Preparing for the concrete.

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Preparing for the new driveway.

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One foot knee wall form.

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Far left future sidewalk, bottom right future front sidewalk.

Pouring the concrete. Very exciting day!

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Oh my! Once the work was complete it made such a big transformation! It looks wonderful! I can actually walk with heals to my car without getting my shoes wet or dirty! Ha-ha! Before I would wear flip flops and change my shoes in the car.

Driveway is finish. Carport still needs to be installed.

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New driveway.

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Far left see closer look of the sidewalk between carport and house.

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Front sidewalk complete.

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Opposite view.

Front view of home and front sidewalk.

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Dale and I are very happy with our driveway and sidewalks, as you can see it has been pretty busy here. Make sure to stay tuned for what’s next!

“Take small steps every day and you’ll get there one day.” – Author Unknown

Have a wonderful week, The Phillips.

Author: Elizabeth Phillips

Life style blogger. Wife to Dale Phillips, Mother to two daughters Irene and Mary and a grandmother of four. Love photography and all forms of art. Love reading books, magazines and studying the bible. My guilty pleasure is eating chocolate ice cream. My favorite foods, cheese burgers and love grill chicken! My all time favorite is enjoying a cup of coffee with a friend. Good conversations happen when drinking coffee together! Most of all I love hanging out with my husband he is the coolest guy I know.

7 thoughts on “Sidewalk, Driveway and Carport Transformation”

  1. Elizabeth –

    Everything looks really nice. I know that you and Dale are very pleased with the work that has been done to your new home. Is this the same property on which your previous home was located?

    Wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday and all the best in the New Year!

    Looking forward to future updates on your home.

    Sandra

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    1. Thank you Sandra! Yes we are on the same property. We raised our home two feet higher from where the flood line was and hopefully our home will not flood again. Wishing you Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year! 🙂

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  2. Wow! You are doing it right! Smart to do this while you had everything and everyone there. I’m looking forward to seeing what y’all have chosen for the skirting. With your green thumb, you will have it looking like a park in the spring, I’m sure! 🌿🌺🌻
    Amy

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