We finally started our excavation yesterday. It took about a year of planning, permits and HOA meetings. I attached a pic of the dig from today, and a picture of the backyard from last year when we purchased the house. The steep slope and county easements were challenging, but here we go!
I am sure I will have plenty of questions and concerns as we move forward. The diggers already encountered solid rock today, so more $$ for equipment and labor tomorrow. Yay!
We know that we are very fortunate to be moving forward at all, given the current situation in VA and most of the US.
We are getting our retaining wall put in, and the casita is arriving on 7/29. The PB told us that the Wet Edge installer was able to get the black pebble as soon as it arrived in the US, so we should be ready to go for our appointment in 2 weeks.
I have a grout question. Our PB uses Laticrete Spectralock Epoxy grout, which I think is good? Our tile is glass with a dark background, but the tile is lighter in color. Since our Primera Stone is going to be basically black, he said we should go with a dark grout. I am not sure if I like that. Does anybody here have experience with the translucent grout?
Finally getting the pool filled! We got the Primera Stone Starfall, like we wanted. I got the lighter grout that I wanted, but was overruled on putting any tile markers on the steps or sunshelf. The Wet Edge instructions say 7 days before we can go in.
Thank you to everybody here for your help and advice through this process. I am sure I will have many more questions once our testing is up and running.