Daily Covet: Outdoor oasis

We had a situation this weekend.  Our back patio flooded our basement.  We know why and sheepishly my husband admitted fault.  While we relished the 50+ degree day, complete with loads of sunshine, it caused the ice and snow that had been piling  up for months to start melting.  Said snow and ice (now running water) was seeping through the brick of our patio, the ground underneath and through the foundation to our basement.

My mother-in-law, who was visiting for lunch, went to use the guest bathroom downstairs and alerted my husband of the pooling water in the nether regions of our home.  Needless to say, a small pump and much chipping and shoveling of ice and snow were needed to contain the mess for at least the foreseeable future.

We knew the day would come when the brick and stone of our back patio would need to be replaced with something a little more durable and a little less porous.  That day has come…

back patio, compliments of hgtv.com

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