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This ebook bargains readers the preferred patio and walkway designs entire with step by step, full-color photograph directions. The tasks are cheap but on-trend and hugely important, as they elevate apartment price and dwelling house. With enormous quantities of types of brick and stone now on hand, its by no means been more straightforward to construct a dream patio—saving hundreds of thousands of greenbacks within the strategy.

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I Dealing with Drainage It's not unusual that a new patio creates, or is subject to, drainage problems. One common cause is a hard paved surface that sheds water instead of absorbing it and deposits it along the lower edge of the patio. There, the water collects, creating a swampy area of grass. During heavy rains, runoff water can build up enough force to wash out flower beds bordering a patio. Drainage problems can also occur when the water has no escape, a common condition with sunken or recessed patios that are surrounded by retaining walls or ascending slopes.

Overlap rows of fabric by at least 6" . If desired, pin the fabric in place with U-shaped wire stakes. landscape fabric; see Variation this page). Dump wheelbarrow loads of gravel into evenly distributed pods, then spread out each pod in all directions with a shovel and a bow rake. Use the rake to create a flat, smooth surface. Thoroughly tamp each layer of gravel before adding Extend a plumb bob from the layout strings to the base to more, as needed. If using a hand tamper, compact the gravel in 2"-thick layers; if using a plate compactor, compact every 4" of gravel.

Fill behind the wall with crushed stone and pack it thoroughly with the hand tamper. Lay the remaining courses of block, except for the cap row. Backfill with crushed stone and pack with the tamper as you go. Before laying the cap block, fold the end of the landscape fabric over the crushed stone backfill. Add a layer of topsoil over the fabric, and then pack it thoroughly with a hand tamper. Trim off any excess landscape fabric. Apply construction adhesive to the top course of block, then lay the cap block.

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