Pavers going down in dirty space (on a budget)

Day 1 – For those of you who have been following us for a while know we have been using an area under a concrete porch to do our dirty work and to double as a poor mans paint booth. When we started this project it was very damp, had a gravel floor and no drainage.

We stared by installing a corrugated french drain system surrounded by packing peanuts in a mesh throughout the 1500 sqft which drains into a sump pump.  389877_G








A friend was kind enough to give us a bunch of his old left over mix and match pavers and now we are well under way to lay down almost half of the space in pavers. Rather than cutting a bunch of pavers around the edges we will mix up some quickcrete to lay around the edges to lock in the pavers. It is looking pretty good for mix and match left overs. At the end of the day it does not have to look pretty, it just needs to be functional because it will be getting it pretty dirty in the future.

This will make for a much better environment to roll projects in for the dirty jobs so we can keep the main shop for finish work.