It’s a concrete jungle out there…

… or so the ALDA team thought as we tackled the job of uplifting concrete paving and pathways during some of the hottest conditions we have experienced this year! The concrete needed to be removed as part of our latest design project in Caversham, and probably dated back to the 1970s.

We broke up the concrete into pieces of rubble using a breaker – hard manual work, and easy to under-estimate how back breaking it is and how long it takes to complete – particularly when the temperature reaches 30°C or more!! The rubble was wheelbarrowed around to the front of the property, to form an ever growing heap outside our client’s house. Once all the rubble and soil had been cleared from the back garden, it took a grab loader lorry two trips to take it all away – amounting to a staggering 36 tonnes of waste in total.

It is a relief to move onto the next stage of the landscaping as we level out the ground ready for the new patio and seating area, to be laid using tumbled limestone paving.

See how things take shape over the coming weeks by catching up with our progress in my next blog post – with the dated concrete paving and walls cleared, we now have a blank canvas on which to create a new garden for our client.

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