Sealing Your Patio Pavers – 11 Keys to Successfully Sealing Your Patio

When my next-door neighbor initially made a decision to mount a paver-block outdoor patio behind his residence, he decided on paver rocks for many great factors. After numerous periods of snow, sunlight and also rainfall, the patio area simply really did not look as excellent as it initially did when he had it set up. … Read more

How to Build a Flagstone Patio

Flagstone outdoor patios are classy yet they still handle to provide to the location a feeling of simplicity not discovered with brick or cement. When developing a natural flagstone patio area there’s a couple of points to keep in mind. The ideal, lengthiest enduring patio areas are typically laid with sand and/or crushed rock. o … Read more

Put a Great Finish on Your Concrete

Broom finish, flagstone, color, texture, swirling, and more. All finishes to newly poured concrete. And all finishes anyone can do themselves. Any one of those finishes will give your patio or sidewalk something besides the same old look. The questions are, what do you do and how do you do it? However before we get … Read more

"Crazy paving," the English call it.

In mixing paving and plants, the options are unlimited: the effects can range from tidy, formal surfaces, ready to withstand regular foot traffic, to casual bursts of foliage and flowers between stones, brick, and tiles. But the end result is the same: lively garden floors that invite people to stand or walk amid the plants. … Read more

How to Care for a Flagstone Patio

Adding a flagstone patio to your home will provide your household with a whole new living area and come in very handy when you want to entertain your friends or family. This type of backyard accent will boost the value of your home and at the same time provide an area for you and your … Read more

Sealing Your Patio Pavers – 11 Keys to Successfully Sealing Your Patio

When my neighbor first decided to install a paver-block patio behind his home, he chose paver stones for several good reasons. He thought they would last longer than other materials like wood, or poured concrete, he thought they had a really “rich” elegant look to them and most of all, he thought that they would be maintenance free. Well, he almost had it right. They do look great and they’re incredibly durable, but it wasn’t long before he learned that they aren’t completely maintenance free.

After several seasons of rain, snow and sun, the patio just didn’t look as good as it first did when he had it installed. The sun was beginning to fade the color in some areas, the sand between the stones had been washed away by the rains and weeds had started growing in the gaps between the pavers. He even began to see ant colonies beginning to form using his precious paver sand as their new home.

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How To Install A Stone, Paver Or Brick Garden Path Or Patio

Pavers, brick, and stone can be dry-laid over a bed of sand by a homeowner without difficulty. The installation process is fairly simple and is forgiving. In areas where no frost heave occurs, you can lay large stones directly over compact soil if need be. Then sweep sand between the stone to help keep them … Read more

Installing Your Own Brick Walkway

Many of the tools that you will need to install your own brick or paved walkway are common to any home maintenance project. If you have a yard, then you might already have a garden hose, rake, shovel, and trowel. It’s necessary have safety goggles and hardwearing gloves for this, and a broom, hammer or … Read more

How To Install A Stone, Paver Or Brick Garden Path Or Patio Over Packed Sand

source Here we offer a basic step-by-step way to install stones, pavers, and bricks to make a walkway, patio, or garden path. I will refer to all concrete pavers, bricks or stone as simply- stone, to save space. Pavers, brick, and stone can be dry-laid over a bed of sand by a homeowner without difficulty. … Read more

How to Build a Slate Patio Build a Slate Patio

Slate is an elegant building material that may be used on a floor, on walls, or as durable, elegant roofing. Installed on a patio out in the sunlight, however, it becomes even more attractive. Have you wished for an attractive, upper-scale patio to party on for those warm, great summer weekends? A slate patio is … Read more