Ok, so nothing yet.
I have not touched base with my PM as to the delay in final grading or sod. As of 0700 today, I still had piles of rocks in my front yard. Oh well....all in due time. One more week I don't have to rake.
Piles of Rocks? My front yard is widely populated with rocks, most from when they do the driveway. So one day when I was bored and thinking rocks should be raked into piles and removed. I got just under a 1/3rd of the front raked into piles before I decided I was A) an idiot, surely they will remove rocks on "final grade" and B) tired. That's low ranking bullshit work there. I had sent multiple inquiries to my PM asking if there is some kind of rock removal step. The email at the beginning of this week said that he scheduled this week for "final grade" and "rock removal". Sure...after I raked into piles. haha. At least the piles will FORCE them to do something. Hopefully it's NOT level them back out and throw some dirt on top.
One quick note. If you are like me, the package included SOD in the front, and SEED the side and back. I talked to a neighbor that got the whole lot sodded for an additional $1000. So it that's important to you, ask for it.
I am waiting for 2 weeks of no rain so I can seal my deck. I am bound and determined to not let my deck fall into shit in this house. I started doing a little research into a quality seal. Turns out there is a lot to this topic. So before you waltz into Home Depot and buy the first color you like, do some research. Turns out HD's Behr deck stain product is reviewed as some of the worst!
After a fair amount of time, I ordered this:
Feel free to do your own research. I have yet to apply, but this is the stuff contractors use. It penetrates INTO the wood and not just puts a cover on it. Even better, in two years when I recoat the horizontals, I will not have to scrap, sand, etc... the old stuff. Just reapply. I haven't found a bad review yet....and if YOU do...I don't want to see it!
That is all for now.