Patios, Walkways & Driveways
Bring dimension to your outdoor décor with built-in gardening boxes. Dress with pretty pots and presto, your garden blooms from top to bottom.
Time: 3 hours
Contrary to what some might think, concrete and cement are not interchangeable terms. Concrete is actually a mixture of sand, gravel, water and cement. Gravel is sometimes referred to as crushed rock or aggregate. Mixing these ingredients in the right proportion is essential...
You don't have to live with an unattractive driveway or garage. Get rid of unsightly cracks quickly and easily.
Landscapers-who have bigger projects and more of them than average do-it-yourselfers, lay out the shape and grade of their projects with a builder's level. It's a simple tool to master, accurate, quick to use, and available at most rental centers. Unless you lay out work...
Time: 1 hour
When builders lay out straight lines, they use stakes and string. Although stakes and strings are low-tech, they're almost fool proof: The shortest distance between any tow points is always a straight line, even if the points are stakes driven in the ground. Use 2x2 stakes-they're...
Time: 1 hour
Bricks can be laid directly on a sand-and-gravel base, but for a long lasting patio, lay the bricks on a concrete base. A 1/2 inch layer of mortar applied to the top of the concrete holds the bricks in place. Once the bricks are laid you apply more mortar between them and shape,...
Time: 4 hours
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