March 18, 2013 by Ashley Iannuccilli
From our initial kick off in January, construction of this outdoor patio and restaurant area has pushed through the winter. Rough grading of the site has been completed, walkway curbing has been laid and the concrete for the veneer walls installed.
The picture below depicts the custom granite curbing with thermal finished top and rock-faced sides installed along the new walkway. Designed to follow the curve of the existing semi-circular patio, it provides a direct connection to the parking area and outdoor restaurant. The walkway itself will be a sandy colored exposed aggregate, to break up the grey hues of the surrounding bluestone and provide a hard, slip resistant surface.
In the main patio area the stepped walls have been installed. A shelf has been built to accommodate the thin-set stone veneer that will be applied to both sides. Conduit has been run along the entire length for lights and the wall will be finished with a bluestone cap. Though the walls look dramatic in size now, the grade and lawn will be healed in around the base leaving only about 24” of wall exposed.
It looks like a construction zone now (and rightfully so with a Memorial day opening) but in just another month when the bluestone has been laid, walls finished and planting installed, this patio will look as if it’s been here the entire time.
Then sometime in July sitting on the patio, looking out to the bridge, cocktail in hand and hopefully a lobster roll on its way… you probably won’t even notice it.