Hah! It's actually not rust, but rather organic stains from dead willow acacia leaves and fruits that fell and got caught on the plastic filter wrench and the coil of bond wire I left sitting there. For some reason the willow acacia leaves and fruits seem to stain masonry like nobody's business if allowed to sit and rot. There was a massive willow acacia next to the pool when we bought the house, and it stained the Kool deck around the pool really badly in the corners and edges where the leaves and fruits collected. It's also what destroyed my skimmer, and got it's roots behind some of the waterline tile and popped them off, and caused the decking to heave in a couple spots. I'm thinking I'll need to get rid of the small one adjacent to my equipment pad before it starts causing the same sorts of havoc.How the frig did the plastic pump basket lid leave a rust stain on the pad??
We've been letting him stay with us rent free for a couple months, so I see this as reciprocation for that. But yes, there were beers and burgers had Sunday evening after we finished.SWEET! Now that is a friend indeed right there! I am hoping there were some cold ones waiting by the steak on the grill for him!!
Hah!Thinking? THINKING? With all the destruction that papa tree did, I’d have that little guy wrapped in C4!!
So far I've only filled the cavities that have vertical rebar in them. Even though it's not really necessary, I'll probably fill most of the perimeter cavities with concrete before capping it with flagstone. The interior and the cavities underneath the sheer descent will stay open to enable servicing the plumbing if needed.Jason, when you built your water feature, did you fill the block with anything? Or did you leave it empty?