Despite the lack of posts, we've been beyond busy - we are pushing to get the Philly house done so we can move on to a new project. One nice week in August, Rob both demolished and rebuilt the back porch of the Philly house. The steps were deteriorating in a big way and were becoming unsafe (and especially for our elderly Chihuahua). Rob made this project look easy but it involved moving hundreds of pounds of concrete after the demolition and in the heat of the summer no less.
It was a nice mess after Rob took a sledgehammer to the back porch and steps.
Then we both got our "he-man" on and bagged up and hauled the oh-so-heavy bags of the concrete debris to the side of the house until disposal time. I'm not going to lie - Rob did the lion's share of the heavy lifting. It was HOT out and exhausting, but we got it all cleaned up. Demo bags full of concrete chunks and rocks lined our house and blocked our walkway. The challenges of renovation when there is no place for a dumpster are amplified, for sure.
Much safer (and better looking) than the disintegrating porch and steps it replaced. And, like all of Rob's projects, this porch was built to withstand anything - hurricane, earthquake, you name it, that sucker is solid.