Ashraf appreciated the amount of effort Lex put into the job posted on Builderscrack | Photo: Alana Shinn
From day one to completion it took around 80 hours, or 8.5 days – one day more than Ashraf estimated.
“Initially when I looked at it, I thought sweet, we’ll pull the pavers up and bore out the holes for the piles,” Ashraf explains, “but we flipped the pavers up and there was about 50mm of concrete underneath, and then asphalt, and then all sorts of other stuff in the ground,” Ashraf says.
“So we spent the whole day with a jackhammer getting it sorted.”
“But once we were through that – all the set out we did at the beginning to make sure it was all square – it all came together.”
Alluding to the hindsight, Lex jokes with Ashraf that it was lucky he didn’t opt to grow grass instead of building a deck; and I think, how cool it is that they’re on good terms, even after the unexpected happened.