Our Clients are Jumping for Joy!
It isn’t every day that we get a request for a sunken trampoline. However, we pride ourselves in designing custom outdoor spaces for our clients. Especially during quarantine, it’s important to have your own personal space to decompress. When our client came to us for this special request, we treated this project just as we do all our projects. First we take a full assessment of the property. Then we write up a detailed analysis of the work to be done. Before we begin any work, we make sure that we have a clear understanding of our client’s vision for their space. That means we review the materials necessary for the project and outline the design choices that are available for our client. Needless to say, we learned a lot about trampolines by the end of our project.
Benefits of Jumping on a Trampoline
Our client did a great job describing how she wanted to use her space while educating us on the benefits of jumping on a trampoline. Did you know that jumping engages every muscle in your body? When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. The motion of moving up and down, due to gravity, stimulates all of your cells. Even if your feet don’t leave the trampoline, every muscle in your body experiences mechanical stress. The end result is improved total body strength. The higher you jump, the more you impact each muscle and the stronger you become. Besides great exercise, jumping can act as a great form of stress relief. If you would like to read more, check out this article: The Tremendous Health Benefits of Jumping On A Trampoline
Prep Work for In Ground Trampoline
Before we could begin the excavation, we demolition work to perform. First we removed the concrete and blacktop near the steps adjacent to the house. Then we prepared to excavate for the 8’x11′ below grade trampoline according to specifications provided by the manufacturer. It’s very important to follow the specific instructions. Otherwise, you will end up with a big muddy hole in your yard after the first rainstorm.
Prior to excavating, you must consider that you need enough space to gain access to the base for routine maintenance. In addition to digging a hole larger than the trampoline, you need to build retaining walls to prevent the sides from collapsing. It’s equally important to calculate for proper drainage and ventilation.
In addition to the trampoline, we installed Antara Pavers from Unilock to construct a new walkway. To build up the grade around the trampoline we used all of the excavated soil. Then we topped off all areas with fresh loam, seed and fertilizer. If you have a unique vision for your outdoor space we would love to turn that dream into a reality. Contact Cole today for a free consultation. #colelandscape #colelandscaping #landscaping #trampoline #sunkentrampoline