Farewell, crappy flagstones. With your missing mortar, all uneven and cracking and being a PAIN IN MY ASS on a rainy day.
Ugh. I hate you so much.
We finally found a contractor who can rip out both tiers of deteriorating flagstone patio in our backyard, plus the rock retaining wall and the insufficient stone steps, and redo it all. The way we want it – level, clean, with a concrete foundation and mortar in all the right places. With stairs in all the right places, too (the right number of them, even). Walls where there need to be walls.
And a better, impenetrable firepit!
For a price we’re happy with.
And we actually believe he can do it. Better yet – we honest to god like him.
Deal inked. T-minus one week until we finally – despite all the work we’ve done – feel like we’ve showed the yard who’s boss.