We set up a few time lapse cameras in various locations to capture the construction process of putting in the brick paths at St Martins. Two areas that we focused on were the two patios that connected with the walk path that goes from the squash courts to the paddle courts. Please take a look at the two videos below to get an idea of just what went in to the construction of these two patios.
Construction of the patio outside of the Tennis Shop
Construction of the patio outside of the Blue Room
As the brick path goes from the squash courts to the paddle courts it widens outside of the Blue Room to create a large brick patio that can be used for large outdoor events at St Martins. Below are pictures taken from our time lapse camera of the process involved to install the patio. Even through the inclement weather the crew worked at a rapid pace to get the patio installed quickly.
Adding the base layer for the patio
Installing drainage for the patio
Drainage pipe being installed under the patio
Compacting the base layer before putting down the sand layer
Tarp laid down ahead of the snow storm to keep it from getting wet and freezing
Removing the snow the next day
Sand layer in the foreground for the path that runs from the squash court and will tie into the patio
Bricks being staged as loads of sand are being brought in
Sand layer being put down by one crew as another crew follows behind laying bricks
Patio being laid as the path continues toward the paddle courts
End of the patio and the continuation of the path in the foreground. Dry sand being put down on top of the patio to fill the cracks and the entire length of the path in the background.
Dry sand being brushed in to the cracks of the patio to secure the bricks
The end of the patio and the continuation of the brick path toward the paddle courts.
View of the patio from underneath the archway outside the Blue Room