This booklet bargains readers the preferred patio and walkway designs whole with step by step, full-color picture directions. The tasks are cheap but on-trend and hugely precious, as they bring up condominium price and residing house. With 1000's of forms of brick and stone now to be had, its by no means been more straightforward to construct a dream patio—saving hundreds of thousands of bucks within the procedure.
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In the project shown here, a perforated plastic drain tile connects to a dry well fashioned from a plastic trash can that has been drilled with holes and then filled with stone rubble. Water can percolate into the soil as it makes its way along the drainpipe, while the well serves as a large collection area that drains excess water slowly into the surrounding earth. Tools & Materials Hammer or maul Wheelbarrow Spade Mason's string Line level Tape measure Jigsaw Drill and 1II bit Stakes ~ Landscape fabric Gravel Plastic trash can Perforated drain tile Large stones Catch basin Eye and ear protection Work gloves Catch basin Gravel Landscape fabric C) • Perforated drain tile Plastic trash can with 3/4" holes o Large stones or rubble o o Q A dry well helps divert runoff water away from your patio and into the ground a distance from your home.
When shopping for your own patio materials, bring a drawing of your patio plans with exact measurements to your stone yard or landscape supplier. Based on your chosen pattern, the sales staff will be able to tell you how much stone in each size you'll need to purchase. The patio in this project was created using the following sizes and proportions of cobblestone concrete pavers: Field pavers-70 percent 6 X 9" cobble rectangles, 30 percent 6 X 6" cobble squares Border pavers-3 X 6" cobble rectangles Tools & Materials Excavation tools Wheelbarrow 4-ft.
Circular concrete paver patio House Driveway portico Brick patio surface New pergola Masonry wall Existing concrete walkway If the best view of your home is in the front, consider constructing a landscaped patio around your home's existing entryway, as shown in this design. A small patio in back is still a practical addition for greater privacy. Patio (7 Walkway Basics • 37 IL----_ _ _ __ Patio Projects T ime to break ground. This chapter covers all of the most popular patio materials in complete step-bystep projects.