We finally finished building today! There was some uncertainty last night and this morning that we would finish the deck, but we pushed through all the problems and completed everything that we had on the agenda. All the boards were screwed into the deck and the formwork was taken off the concrete seatwell, which was then back-filled and regraded for drainage. We did some minor repairs to the grass surrounding our site, and Parks & Rec will be in soon to see to the details and re-seed. Fences came down and everything is about ready, so get out there an enjoy it.
Formwork came off the seatwall early in the morning. It’s usually recommended that it be left on for 24 hours, but we pulled it off at about 17 hours and it was fine.
Concrete seatwall before it was backfilled. Those loops were used to hold the forms tight and were snapped off.
A view underneath the deck before the last flat board is placed.
The last screw of the last board of the entire deck being screwed in.
Celebrations! But kids, please don’t use it this way.
Checking out our handiwork. iPhones out; deck Instagrammed.
The short strip of the deck.
The long strip of the deck.
All hands on deck (ha!) Some students put boards onto the taller fold.
A student working on the final site model brought it to the site to make the final touches. A bird pooped on it as soon as it was finished.
The seatwall is backfilled, the mound re-shaped and seeded. Nasty weather in the background of this picture.
Students and instructor watch weather roll in from the new bench.