The past few months have been spent developing a design for a series of retaining walls and new covered deck to a post & beam home here in North Vancouver. The home was built in 1963 and designed by the late Vancouver Architect Ken Terriss, who I had the pleasure of working with shortly after graduating from Architecture school.
Excavation quickly turned the back yard into a mountain of soil, leaving just enough room for the first of two tiers of concrete retaining walls to be poured. Now that concrete has cured for a sufficient period and damp proofing and drainage is in place, backfilling and compacting can get underway to prepare for the second tier of footings and retaining walls. Once these are in place, construction of the new deck can begin.