I have not had much time of late to allocate to the Metal Wurx series due to an on going project. When I had my foundation repaired last Summer, several holes were drilled for the piers around my patio area. The problem was, they piled all the dirt in the middle and when they lifted my foundation (9 1/2") it also raised one end of my patio. That night my wife and I were watching TV and heard what sounded like a sonic boom. It scared the hell out of us and we thought part of the house was collapsing. When we finally looked outside we saw the patio broken in both directions from the weight of the dirt.
To make a long story even longer, we had to jackhammer up the entire patio and haul off the debris to the dump ourselves. (not an easy task for a 62 year old man and his wife) We and our dog endured an entire year and the muddy seasons, saving up enough money to replace it. We had plenty of time to think about it and finally decided to not pour concrete since it was going to cost over $1,000.00 due to the minimum order (6 yards) when we only needed 1 1/2 yards. In the process, I ended up replacing the patio cover as well. In retrospect, I am really glad we decided on pavers in lieu of plain concrete. It was a labor of love that almost killed us, especially my poor back, but I think it was well worth it!
All that's left is to modify the downspout and hang a light fixture. Now I can get back to more important things like GIMP.