Our home in rural south Salem has quite a few quirks, most of them desirable.
For example, we have tons (literally) of granite rock in our landscaping, courtesy of the Garden Poet redesign not long after we moved here in 1990.
My wife and I love the natural look of large rocks and flat stepping stones.
But when we contacted Salem's Outdoor Fence Co. for a bid on installing a metal railing along the walkway from our driveway to front door, and another railing along the stepping stones from our carport to the walkway, those rocks became a bit of a problem.
Fortunately, not a big problem. The folks at Outdoor Fence Co. found locations for the metal posts that didn't require moving many rocks, though some of the pavers in the walkway had to be moved a ways.
Here's photos of the railings that were installed last Wednesday. We're happy with how they turned out.
The walkway railing has a pleasing curve to it. We still need to repair some pavers that had to be moved to accommodate the metal posts.
Here's a view of the walkway railing from the bottom looking toward our driveway.
The railing from our carport alongside the stepping stones also turned out well. It replaced a clunkier wooden railing that required regular maintenance.
Here's a view of the stepping stone railing from the bottom looking up. It also has an appealing curve.
As is typical of construction work these days, it took quite a while to get a bid for the work completed. Then we had to wait considerably longer to have the railings installed. We chose a dark brown color in a semi-reflective finish.
Throughout, the staff at Outdoor Fence Co. were easy to work with. When we had questions, they got answered. When we had concerns, they got resolved.
This was a fairly tricky project and it turned out nicely thanks to the competency of Outdoor Fence Co.