Building a Gunite or Shotcrete Pond? Important Things You Need to Know About Gunite and Shotcrete

When folks assume of concrete, they assume of concrete that is put right into types that have steel rebar as well as net support, which is after that permitted to establish up as well as treatment. Shotcrete is a damp spray application, implying that the concrete combination is mixed with water and also pressed with … Read moreBuilding a Gunite or Shotcrete Pond? Important Things You Need to Know About Gunite and Shotcrete

DIY: Concrete Form Walkway

Constructing a solid kind will certainly guarantee a durable path that will certainly not break or change. You will certainly require to acquire an excellent length of building level twine and also adequate stakes to stake out the boundary of your path every 2 feet and also adequate 2X4’s to line the boundary entirely. For … Read moreDIY: Concrete Form Walkway

How to build a retaining wall with railroad ties

Now, going online and also goggling: railway associations, will certainly bring you to a couple of business that offer them for landscape design functions, you order, they supply. Now prior to you begin hacking away at your railway connections, go out to the location you are going to function on. The railway associations are not … Read moreHow to build a retaining wall with railroad ties

Koi Pond – Liners vs. Professional Construction

Why is there so much talk about pond liners? Which ones are UV protected, or stronger, or last longer? I am by no means an expert on liner technology, nor have I ever used them in my 26 years of designing and building waterfalls. If you’re a “liner guy” disciple, I’m sure you’re thinking, “Oh … Read moreKoi Pond – Liners vs. Professional Construction

What’s Underfoot? A Quick Guide to Patio Surfaces

Patios and terraces have always been popular outdoor spaces. Whether a Parisian courtyard or a rooftop alcove, only porches and sunrooms beat out these paved (or semi-paved) retreats in a recent survey of my readers as the most ideal outside living space. Let’s examine some of the wide variety of patio surfaces.

Patio Stones

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How to Install Patio Edging

Installing patio edging is a fairly important part of building a patio; if you don’t have edging you will see your patio slowly creep into your yard. It’s also important during construction to keep everything straight and level and also to determine the slope of the patio. There are several different ways to edge a … Read moreHow to Install Patio Edging

How to Build a Cinder Block or Concrete Block Retaining Wall

There was a time when cinder block retaining walls were all the rage. That was during post-war American building boom fifty years ago. Times have changed, and now these utilitarian walls more typically adorn commercial sites. Somewhere in between, the use of once-popular cinder block lost ground to the more contemporary “concrete block.” With the … Read moreHow to Build a Cinder Block or Concrete Block Retaining Wall

Building a Gunite or Shotcrete Pond? Important Things You Need to Know About Gunite and Shotcrete

You’re probably planning a Shotcrete or Gunite pond, but I bet you do not know what Shotcrete and Gunite are. Come on. Take a guess. If you answered, a sprayed concrete, that would be incorrect. In reality, Shotcrete is an all-inclusive term used for describing the process of spraying concrete or mortar through either a … Read moreBuilding a Gunite or Shotcrete Pond? Important Things You Need to Know About Gunite and Shotcrete

DIY: Concrete Form Walkway

Pouring your own concrete pathway is easier than most people think and will increase the value and curb appeal of your home. Building a strong form will ensure a sturdy pathway that will not shift or crack. Laying a concrete pathway will require that you gather the necessary materials before beginning the project. Things You … Read moreDIY: Concrete Form Walkway

How to build a retaining wall with railroad ties

Landscaping your yard is a source of pride for many people. If your house is on a hill, or your yard has a drop-off or slope to it, a retaining wall can add style and function to your overall look. There are various types of retaining walls that can be built by either professional landscaping … Read moreHow to build a retaining wall with railroad ties