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How To Build A Patio

Sep 10, 2008
One of the most positive sides about building your own patio is that it takes just a short time to build. It does not matter where you want to build a patio (on the front, side or even back of the house) since the patio is the place where you can benefit from wonderful get-togethers with family members and friends.

The price for the patio depends on the size of the patio you are going to build and also what kind of material and the edging that you are planning to use. But, the price for building a patio is not very high and for a lot of people, they can afford to build the size they want.

Although it is not very hard to build a patio, you still need to be quite organized because it is a pretty complex job.

1. Decide exactly where you want to build the patio. Traditionally, patio areas are on the side or the back of the home but you can also do them in front of the house.
2. Step two is to take small stakes and rope to mark off the designated area.
3. In step three, you should remove all sticks, rocks, leaves and other items in the area in order to prepare the field to build a patio.
4. For those of you who has plants, shrubs, herbs or other vegetation that you would like to save, you should dig them up and place them in temporary potting buckets during the patio building. You really do not need to kill or toss away the plants that you want to keep, just because you want to build a patio and they are in the way. On the contrary, keep them for later use nearby or on the patio and remember that you do not need to destroy other things just because you are building a patio.
5. In step five you should levelling the area.

Building the patio

When you have done all of necessary steps to prepare yourself, it is time to build the actually patio. You start by spreading a layer of polyurethane on the surface. You should spread it beyond the stake markers. But, to know how much material you will need to buy, you have to do some calculing.
When you have finished the paion project, you might want to consider lining and bordering it with shrubs and other plants like bushes and herbs. In one corner you could plant a tree which in time will get to offer you necessary shade. After you build a patio and create a border it is time to add your patio furniture. This is an area that you and your family can enjoy for many years from now on.
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