Ivona Gita. Patio & Pergola. June 02nd , 2017.
If you get 1 of these, you should rinse it right after every use because even though it's chromed and powdercoated on every single surface, it is nonetheless produced of steel, which implies rust will sooner or later find a way in if you do not get the corrosive beach salt off.
This article provides an overview of the process used in creating a hardscape brick paver patio. The basic supplies needed include the selected pavers, crushed stone, paver base, long 1 inch conduit pipes, leveling board, and edge restraints. Tools needed include a compactor, cutoff saw, shovels, etc. We explain the basic steps, giving some basic knowledge that is useful if selecting a contractor to do the "heavy lifting," so you'll know what questions to ask. The discussion is based on Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) standards that should be used by any dependable contractor.
In the Northeastern US, most suggest using at least a 4-6 inch base of crushed stone, and even up to 7 inches is recommended due to harsh winter weather. For brick pavers, this means that you'll need to dig to about 9" depth, since the pavers are 2 inches in height. Since this is a lot of digging, it may be one of the primary reasons to hire a landscape company.
I'm not telling you how to design your deck or patio, but I want to give you things to think about during your decision-making process. Then you design it - you know what you will enjoy.
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