I was called back out again to a previous clients property to help make their jungle of a backyard into a useable space for their kids to play. I think they were just hoping to be able to put a trampoline up at best given the state of the area. Their property is very hilly with lots of rocks among the surface. Not to worry though, I could see how I’d make this work for them.
A new house definitely deserves a level (pardon the pun) playing field to start with. That’s exactly what I was contracted to do by the owner of this house in Gawler recently. All the overgrown vegetation, weeds and tree stump needed to be removed and scraped back to start fresh. It’s actually quite amazing how much bigger a space looks when it’s yard leveled!
This clients backyard was a whole meter (plus some) higher than the house and was not a flat surface at all. Pretty unusable if you ask me and really bad for rain run off. So they wanted this problem sorted out and to do that I had to do a massive backyard dirt removal task. I could see there was a lot of dirt to be taken away and likely more than the owners anticipated.
I’ll be honest, this shed demolition and removal job turned out to be bigger than I originally thought. Turned out the shed was, well basically a shed within a shed. Completely decked out with insulation and inner wall for a teenage style retreat. Having kids myself (now all grown up thank god) I can relate with wanting to give them their own space away from the main house.
What makes a yard renovation really great? It’s one that is fast, affordable and done professionally! And that is exactly what I am all about when I arrive at every single property that I work on. Don put off that niggly task of tidying up your property for fear of it costing you an exuberant amount and being a pain to organise. I can take care of most of the fine details for you.
Now this was certainly are large backyard that needed some serious attention. As you can see from the first picture, there are large mounds of soil that have been overgrown with grass due to them being there for some time. Trust me, these were everywhere and were bigger than they look in the image. The owner was preparing the block for a subdivision and needed to have the mounds and site leveled off.
Located out at Swan Reach in the Barossa Valley, this little shack is being extended to double the living & storey size to enjoy the views of the Murray River. Both Bobcat and Excavator were required to firstly locate and remove an old septic tank that needed to be disposed before levelling out the site (and what an old tank she was!)
Using the Bobcat, I’ve transformed this patch of earth into a nicely graded and level horse arena. There was certainly a bit of preparation needed that involved leveling the area and removing hidden rocks and rubble. The owners had already arranged for the sand delivery, which I then commenced spreading over the top layer. You can see the different layers in the pictures.
Out at Ward Belt near Gawler today, leveling out a new horse arena for Alba View Equestrian Horse Riding School. It’s important to ensure the area is prepared expertly to an even level and that rocks and rubble are removed before layering the top layer of sand. You can see from picture that the arena looks great and is now ready to get some kids and horses in there. Giddey Up!