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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi all. I just have hopefully a simple question. I want to build a patio cover on my patio. I want it to be more rectangular, so probably around 14x22. I want the 22' side to have as few posts as possible, thinking maybe I could purchase a glulam to help with this kind of span. I know the...
  2. Flooring
    I need to replace this material. Does anyone know what this material is and how difficult it is to replace?
  3. General DIY Discussions
    I have a screened in porch on the back of my house. The previous owner did not keep up with the painting and much of the wood is rotted and falling apart and the screens are coming out. We plan to redo it this summer but I was wondering what the best materials are for the job? I plan on...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I'm replacing a deck with a patio. Patio will be installed by professional landscape company, but I'm trying to cut down some costs and build a new set of stairs to the patio myself. The surface of the patio will be around 24" below the level of our interior floor. Using a 7.5" rise and 12" run...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello! My husband and I are coordinating a patio build (concrete floor, patio cover, outdoor kitchen) and are hoping for some insight on what order to conduct business. We have the hardscape and softscape designs and are planning to coordinate all the contractors involved to turn the vision into...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi all - long time reader, first time poster. I hired a contractor for a 4" concrete patio and cedar deck. I have some concerns about the patio and am hoping someone can help me decide if they're legitimate enough to complain. The patio's about 16 ft x40 ft x4 in on 1 in clean rock. The...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I've been watching YouTube "Installing a paver base for a metal fire pit" and doing that exactly (5'x5' square) except for using 6"x9" paver stones. I've found a local business that sells bulk stone and sand. I believe they have what I need, but the sizes offered of the gravel isn't the 3/4"...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hi all. Great to be a part of this forum, since I just joined, I could read all the posts for days and learn a lot. I do have a question though. Where can I go to get a patio cover designed?? Does a big box store do it or lumber yard? Here is what I'm looking for. My patio is 35x22. I...
  9. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi all, Newbie patio-related question here... I have a 24ft diameter circle (packed dirt with heavy duty weed barrier; see pic) in my backyard that I put in for a pool several years ago. The pool is long gone, but I'd like to use a portion of the space to put in a 10-12 ft diameter paver...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am a new homeowner and I already have plans and projects that I'm just excited to get done. This is my first house, and I've done quite a variety of home improvement stuff over the years with my dad. I'm very much the DIY type of person, and love working on anything that I could do...
  11. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi There, I would like to build a paver patio next to the pond, about 7'x10'. I would leave a foot or so along the back for plants, mulch, and runoff. My concerns before committing are: 1) It is at the low point of my sloping yard (probably drops 1 ft. for every 10 ft. or so). 2) The cinder...
  12. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I replaced my old wood deck with pavers and was left with gaps around my pergola posts. Two posts have smaller gaps in photo Before I pour paver setting sand I’m thinking either cutting redwood pieces to fill, or maybe better just pour concrete....thoughts? On one more I stupidly poured my...
  13. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi Everyone, I have a stone patio with the following problems: 1- It has had a lot of dirt/grime/gunk in the stone. The stone is also somewhat pitted, likely because the previous owner didn't seal it. 2- After 7 hours over 2 days I've been able to remove a lot of it using a bleach solution a...
  14. Building & Construction
    Our home has a 12x12 patio/porch in the backyard. The porch is attached to the home on one side. There are two 4x4 posts on the side attached to the home/roof close to the walls and there are 3 4x4s on the other side. I have read somewhere that 4x4s might not be enough in some cases. Can...
  15. Remodeling
    Hi all! My husband and I purchased our first home in September and we've been busy dealing with the expected and unexpected ever since. Homeownership is quite the ride! While we're working on more immediate projects, I was hoping to get some input regarding a project we'd like to think about a...
  16. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We're doing a 7x16 front patio and 12x10 back patio for a flip. Along with that is a 3x12 sidewalk from the front patio. Seems to be a lot of different size gravel stones that are available. Can anyone recommend what's the appropriate size gravel stone for this? Also, is 4" standard for base...
  17. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi everyone:) I would like to square off the patio with cement but there is a big drop. I would guess 10 to 12". What is the best way to do to get this level before I can get the concrete poured? See attached. Thanks for your help, Troy.
  18. Building & Construction
    Hello everyone First post so let me know if I need to give any additional info I will be pouring a new concrete patio soon to replace my old wood deck. It will be aprox. 4 inch thick fiber reinforced with wire mesh reinforcements as well. The whole slab will be about 750 sq. ft total. I...
  19. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I want to resurface my concrete patio with concrete pavers. I'm looking for some information on best practices. There seems to be a variety of advice about it, but it's sometimes contradictory. the concrete is pretty thick, say 6", I am in NY so freeze thaw is perhaps an issue, and the current...
  20. Building & Construction
    Hi! I am building a roof (single plane like a carport) over my patio and looking to attach a ledger board under my gutters so as to not to mess with the house roof. I have two questions. 1. Can I cut away part of the lower eaves support, as well as the 1x strip, so I can slide a 2x10 ledger...
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