We took our first steps this weekend building the pergola.
We needed some deep holes.. and the Mister was just the right man for the task.
We went about 3 feet down, set a concrete base,
then placed about 4 inches of gravel down there for drainage.
Which is very necessary in that very soggy part of our yard.
We managed to set 3 out of 4 of our posts.
Unfortunately the 4th post in the corner of our house will need to be mounted to a concrete base.
While digging we hit some solid concrete…not quite foundation, but more like extra random concrete.
Not too big of a deal, but just one more thing to figure out.
We have definitely learned that projects are always a problem to solve!