Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Action in Cedar beach

Where are we today?
Cedar Beach Park, Stouffville, Ontario

Well, we never got our site fixed up for us so we decided to do it ourselves. The previous occupant had left a lot of paving slabs and a wooden framework for the slabs. Michael decided to dig it all up and we discovered there was about 4 yards of limestone under the slabs. He removed all the slabs and the framework and moved most of the limestone onto the pad for the RV. Then we built up the back of the parking pad because it was sloping downward. Some strategically placed pieces of plywood and concrete blocks for the jacks and we drove the RV up onto the pad. It worked perfectly.

Next he levelled the patio area and then moved the deck modules over onto that. Next job was laying paving slabs on the driver's side of the RV so that we don't have to walk in mud when going down that side.

Next job was digging out a parking area for the car and putting down some more limestone.

The last part of getting the site prepared is moving the shed over to the left hand side of the site and putting gazebo up at the back of the site. this entails laying a level solid area for the shed, using up more of the paving slabs. We are actually starting to look quite respectable....and all for nothing!

BTW, I used the "Royal" we. Michael has done it all, pretty much by himself. My back and joints just will not allow me to do such heavy labour. I guess you could say I was the chief supervisor and cheerleader.

Michael removing the paving slabs from the old wooden framework. revealing a lot of limestone.

Moving the paving slabs over to the other side of the RV pad

Getting rid of old wood pieces

Lots of limestone under the paving slabs

The Seneca is on the site and Michael is getting the deck modules in place

Making sure it is all level

Slabs for the driver's side of the Seneca

The deck is done. The shed will be moved over to the left side of the site and the gazebo will go where the shed is.


  1. Definitely looking good!! Probably a whole lot better than they would have done for you.

  2. Anonymous7:34 PM

    WOW, That's a whole lotta WORK ! Those paving slabs are heavy. But now you'll be able to relax and enjoy your summer.

  3. Great job you two...I mean Michael...hehe The patio looks lovely. Now you two can just sit back and watch the world go by.

  4. Sure looks like like a lot of work... nice that it is done, and you can kick back and relax... hope the back is good!

  5. Seems like a lot of work, but is looking good.

  6. Whew! Start sweating just looking at you guys!