For the last two years we have noticed that our sandstone including a 100mm concrete slab was being lifted by tree roots close to the pool’s edge. I was worried that we we would ultimately end up with a cracked pool. Fixing a cracked pool would have been unthinkable so I decided that we need to do something about this, remove the trees, fix the concrete slab and replace the sandstone. It would also be a good time to put in a pier.
This was done during August 2018, a typical rainy month in Cape Town, South Africa. We lost a few days due to rain. I used Adriaan Koch builders for the project. I have know Adriaan for a few years now and his work and overall quality is just outstanding. The pier mounting bracket was made by Cape Town CNC. I have also used them a few times for CNC work and again their quality is outstanding.
- Taking out all the old trees and roots
- Removing cracked and broken concrete and sandstone
- Cast base 800mm x 800mm for pier as well as pier itself in 250mm PVC pipe.
- Cast new concrete slab 100mm thick
- Lay new sandstone
- Clean new and old sandstone
- Seal new and old sandstone
- Create base for artificial grass
- Repair and paint walls as well as pier
- Lay artificial grass
- Secure artificial grass
- Clean up last bit