Saturday, October 19, 2013

a bridge...

We had a slight dusting of snow this morning on the decks and roofs and cars.
A hint of what is to come weather we need it or not.
It turned out to be a very nice day, high about 40 degrees and enough sun to be pleasant.

This is a little bridge over a small creek on a driveway leading to a home we recently built.
The timbers have started to deteriorate and crumble.
The deterioration  just started at one end, but they were all feeling a bit "soft".
They were Aspen boards, 2.5" thick, probably about 15 years old.
It was time to address this issue before winter...

Here are a couple "before" pictures:

I was able to find some treated pine timbers 3" thick and 12" wide, 12' long... So we re-did the decking on the bridge. Here are some "after" pictures on a beautiful Autumn day in October: