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ISBN-10: 1589234839

ISBN-13: 9781589234833

Including appealing, useful patios and walkways to the backyard hasn't ever been more uncomplicated because of this ebook. Over one hundred fifty initiatives and hundreds of thousands of educational images mix with informative assistance, methods, and idea for the main accomplished patio and walkway ebook out there. From reasonably cheap, curb-appeal walkways to expansive, estate-quality ornamental concrete patios whole with outside kitchens, this publication offers every one venture with step by step directions and full-color images in addition to informative counsel, tips, and notion. each one venture makes use of the most up-tp-date fabrics, instruments, universal practices, codes, and development strategies to assist readers upload price to their houses and make allowance them to get pleasure from their outside areas to complete capability. even if an latest patio should be freshened up or an unused area within the backyard is simply ready to be placed to exploit, this e-book is a vital source for home made householders.

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Our loose-fill project uses brick edging set in soil, which works well for casual, lightly traveled pathways. However, this method should be used only in dense, well-drained soil. Bricks set in loose or swampy soil won't hold their position. Loose-fill materials are available at most home and garden stores. Many stores sell these materials prebagged, which makes transporting and applying them easier. Aggregate supply companies also sell crushed rock and pea gravel in bulk, which is often a less expensive option.

S,{, Hang tarps or landscape fabric over a stake·and·string frame to get a sense of the size of the structure and its impact on the landscape. 29 Walkways, Patios & Steps athways and patios transfonn your yard into a series of living spaces by providing a suitable surface for each room's intended purpose and activities. By their nature, these outdoor floors must withstand heavy use and the stresses caused by seasonal weather. You will have to carefully select materials, keeping in mind the style and purpose of the area as well as the climate in your region.

Adding colorant to the concrete mix is the easiest method and produces consistent results: 1. For every two 60-lb. or SO-lb. bags of dry concrete mix, first blend one lO-oz. ~ of liquid cement color with 5 quarts of clean water. Mix the liquid into the dry concrete until the color is uniform. Add more clean water as needed to achieve the desired consistency. 2. After placing and finishing the path sections, cure the concrete carefully to produce the best color quality. If curing conditions will be less than ideal, apply concrete sealer to ensure slow, even curing and good coloring.

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