Laying Your Own Patio

Laying Your Own Patio – Diy outdoor and outdoor living projects how to build a custom asphalt patio Posted on August 1, 2017

To kick off day two of Backyard Week, I bring you everything you need to know about building a patio… the good, the bad and the ugly. Trust me when I say that you can save tons of money by doing it yourself. It’s an easy project once you’re prepared and ready. Click for detailed tutorial…

Laying Your Own Patio

This post is a lot of words, this project is a lot of work, but not hard work. I also don’t recommend handling this in cold temperatures or in the evening. We mostly worked in 100+ degree weather and it was a bit miserable at times. So why does everyone want to try a DIY paver patio? Depending on the size, you can save over $10,000,000 to $30,000. I’m not even kidding. I wanted to rent some things, but they just weren’t in our schedule or budget.

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Patio porches look great and are perfect for patio seating, entertaining and hanging out. Here’s everything you need to get started. Click on the images to see links to specific products…

Step 1 // Plan and Dig. Before diving, you need to do some math. Determine how big your patio is, choose a material and choose a pattern. We chose traditional rectangular cement tiles and placed the containers in a basket wave pattern

. I polled the public on my insta stories and 99% of you voted fish rod. The reason I put the boards in basket wave is 1.) easier/less cutting and 2.) I feel like it’s a temporary pattern. Don’t get me wrong – I love herringbone, but everywhere and everywhere these days…early 2000s chevrons are happening. This time I chose the road less traveled.

Then mark the size and start digging the area. We marked the area with a 2 x 4 board, but you can use chalk or paint. You want to dig about 3-5 inches deep depending on the height of the piers. The ultimate goal is to wash the passengers with fire/earth.

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Step 2 // Click on the dirt. After the dirt is removed, bring the dead center as close to level as possible. Take the tamper tool and make sure it’s free of dirt. Pressing during this process prevents the deck from becoming uneven due to the surface leveling posts.

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Step 3 // Add the bottom of the hole. Your surface should look like compacted dirt at this point. Next, add several bags of paper towels until the area is completely covered. This mixture consists of sand, dirt and rock. This is the ground floor of your terrace.

Step 4 // Press the bottom of the hole. As before with the dirt, press the bottom of the cover with the tamper tool. This step is important if you want a smooth and even porch that will stand the test of time. Being on a setter destroys a lot of decks and prevents this move from happening.

Step 5 // Add sand and level to the bucket. Then add more sandbags. How many bags do you want to add to make the surface even?

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We used the 2 x 4 jump method from above to get the best level. This process is called gossip. Here’s someone else doing it on video… if you’re having trouble imagining how it works. There is no need to compact the sand as it is completely flat and covered at this point.

Step 6 // Start placing the feathers. Now the fun part! Start laying out your desired patterns using a level to ensure accuracy.

Repeat the pattern until you have filled the entire area. You can cut the covers with an angle grinder if necessary. However, it is easier to plan ahead to avoid interruptions.

Step 7 // Squeeze the bubbles. This step actually requires renting tools if you don’t have a press. Yeah! We rented one from a local company that was really easy to find and cost less than $70. Run the press over the lids, shaking the material evenly and horizontally. We used the compressor at low speed to prevent the waves from cracking due to pressure and vibration. If a couple breaks up… don’t panic – this can be normal. We exchanged a few

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! It helps to add even space between each cover during installation, reducing cracking. I went for a tighter look with as few dents/sand lines as possible, so our passengers were impressed. Therefore, the risk of their breakage was greater.

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Step 8 // Add polymer sand. This last step is very important! This product is also called a paver set and ensures that your patio is set. This sand is very similar to moisture, when it gets wet it hardens to hold everything in place and acts as a barrier to prevent weeds from growing between the stones. Pour the sand directly into the containers, scrub the cracks with a broom and remove the excess sand

, then wet the entire surface to attach the covers. There are specific instructions on the package, but basically just cover it with the setting spray and you’re good to go! Let it harden overnight before using the terrace.

See… it’s not as hard as you might expect, right? The hardest part is the heavy digging and moving, but it’s still easy work. I think it’s too expensive! It is good to have a clean and flat area reserved for furniture and entertainment.

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What do you guys think? Are you going to try it or rent one? If you already have a patio that you love to use? I will be happy to answer your questions in the comments below!

If anyone has any fashion questions about Emmett’s awesome tie dye shirt, I made it about 10 years ago. Yeah!

*This post is brought to you in partnership with Lowes. All content, opinions and words are my own. Thank you to our sponsors for supporting us in creating unique content featuring products that people actually use and enjoy! The standard foundation for a front porch or stone patio is a 6-inch deep layer of compacted gravel. For a typical 10-by-12-foot patio, that means about 2-1/2 tons of soil and the same amount of gravel. But there is an easier way. Let the plastic panels replace the gravel base. That porch would require 24 basic panels weighing only 30 pounds to replace 2-1/2 tons of moisture.

Paver patio core panels are made of light high-density polypropylene. The panels usually have tongue or grooved edges so that the panels are flush. You may be wondering how a thin sheet of plastic can replace 6 deep layers of compacted gravel. The answer is that the panels spread the load, so the weight of a person walking on the porch is more widely distributed. The distribution of the load reduces the soil pressure and prevents unevenness of the masonry.

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The panels have an added advantage of an insulation layer, which reduces problems caused by melting and freezing soil. Finally, channels and holes have been built into the core panels of the inner porch to drain water to the sand layer below. Studies conducted by independent engineers have concluded that the panels are equivalent to a compressed damp base in terms of load distribution and superior in heat resistance.

We no longer support IE (Internet Explorer) as we strive to provide a site experience for browsers that support new web standards and security practices. An outdoor patio is a DIY project that can add value to your home. The terrace style does not require much maintenance. Another great thing is that preparing the dishes is not difficult.

The price of installing a terrace varies depending on what you want. You will need to take measurements, including the total depth to the ground. You also need to learn how to install edging, among other things.

One thing to note is that removing and replacing the balcony is not easy. However, it is not a difficult task if you have the right tools.

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When building a DIY porch, we recommend evaluating the tools and materials you will need. This can make or break the entire project and put you in a tough spot this summer.

If you have old stone or concrete pavers in your yard, you will need to remove them before building a new patio. The best way to remove old concrete slabs is with a hammer.

If you don’t need to remove old concrete slabs, you can build pavers. It’s easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of materials.

If you need help installing stone tiles, don’t hesitate

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