Day 2 – Patio. Today Jim and Todd made excellent progress with getting the base preparation done. They brought in plenty of crushed rock/gravel and used our packer to ensure a very solid base to the patio. There is a slight slope out to the street so they have had to check the elevations frequently to make sure we have proper flow for water off of the patio. There will be an additional safeguard for water removal as we will be installing some drain tile close to the foundation of the family room.