Naiara Reinders. Patio & Pergola. May 09th , 2017.
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.
After the weather-proofing issue, the next major problem is the gap around the pet flap door. Homeowners in windy areas notice a blowing pet door in harsh weather and may want to look into weighting the bottom of the door.
We are rolling into summer and the temperature is rising. November is a very pleasant month in Brisbane, with daily temperatures in the mid-20s and the nights not too hot and sticky. It is around this time that many Aussies start looking at their patios with a view to planning some outdoor parties.
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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