6/10/09

All Fenced In

I posted before about my quest for a backyard fence. This is the finished product which I am thrilled about as it gives just the privacy needed. It was quick work--just 4 days to take out the existing wrought iron fence and install this privacy fence. They call it a fence, but it really turned out to be more of a wall I think.
Looking west along the wall toward the neighbor's wall.
This is looking east. I had them wrap it around the corner between the next lot just enough so people driving on the street could not see into my patio area. The following is the process that took place:
This is the view looking out from the patio to the street (the same view as the picture before). The supports for the columns have just been cemented in.
Each panel is attached to a column in one piece and weighs 6,000 lbs! So of course the forklift was an important part of the work that day. There was also a long bed truck holding all the panels.
They are maneuvered and guided into the slot on the column. This part of the process takes about 30-45 minutes per panel. I had 15 panels.
Each panel has to be cut at the bottom corner to fit onto the cement foundation of the column to which it attaches.
Each one is cut by hand (with a power saw) and this is what the air looks like during that time. I felt sorry for the poor guy cutting it and having to breathe all this in even though he wore a mask.
Lots of Men, hard hats and Many BIG trucks. This man is pouring cement for the beam inside the column.
It was a very fascinating project to watch. I am so happy with this choice and to have my backyard to myself now that all the work is finished. It has been raining ever since so I haven't been able to get my patio furniture out on the patio and really enjoy being in the backyard yet. I have all summer to look forward to that though.

10 comments:

Marie said...

Wow, that looks lovely Jean! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! I bet you have a lovely home.

niartist said...

That looks fantastic - certainly exactly what you're looking for, and what a wonderful backyard - a great tie into the gorgeous patio. I'm green w. envy, Jean! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Rhonda said...

Hey,
Love the fence! I didn't realize it was panels until I scrolled down!! It looks super duper!

Pics were awesome showing how it was done! Thanks for sharing!

Beth at Aunties said...

J,
It looks fabulous! It was interesting to watch the process. You have some big trees and a lovely yard, for being there such a short time!
we were suppose to get a similar fence with some high end condos going in last year. They finished a project in Lehi and were late starting the one here and then recession got too bad.
When they do get it in, it will look fantastic like your does!
I am thrilled for you to have privacy at last!
Enjoy your beautiful patio and the beautiful view of the mountains!

Sally said...

It looks so great! You are in for a lovely summer.

jenjen said...

It IS a beautiful fence. You did a great job researching and getting it in Mom. So nice!

XOOX
Jen

A Joyful Chaos said...

The fence looks great! I would love to have one like that too!

wenderful said...

It looks fantastic Mom! You will enjoy the privacy although Jack will miss watching the cars crush the pine cones he likes to lob over the fence.:) See you soon.

Grammy Staffy said...

How nice it all looks. I am sure that you will enjoy it forever, Jean. Thanks for showing us.

Rona's Home Page said...

How cool.