The process is nearly identical to laying a paver patio over ground However, this You can also drill small drainage holes through the concrete every few inches, to help any puddling water seep into the ground To do this, you ll need a clean perimeter around the sand bed, so the blocks can stick directly to the concrete.
Mar , Use ground cover materials that aid infiltration If you have the space and your soil infiltration rate is good, then you can sink water directly into the ground as the third step following the slow it and spread it ideas covered earlier One of the easiest ways to improve infiltration at the surface of your outdoor
Find out any problems that might be involved with removing a grout bed or concrete slab from under a tile floor in older off the ground wood frame construction If your old tile floor is in good shape without a lot of cracks or loose tile, and it won t make your floor too high, you could tile over the existing tile floor (instead of
Jun , Thin flagstone is less than inches thick and will crack and break apart if not set into a mortared base Thicker pieces are also often called lay down, because you can lay them directly down on the soil without mortar Larger and thicker pieces are sometimes called stand up, because they can stand on
Sep , increasing the ground floor area with a new m high, double height space at the front and creating new stairs up to an expanded mezzanine level, a well as a generous new mezzanine terrace deck and a smaller first floor terrace directly above SHH also built a small extension to the rear of the building
Aug , So when we finally got around to draining it for the move, we thought we would add some more details and talk about why we opted for a deck this time too We drained it The deck itself is built directly on the ground, with patio slabs used under the area where the Spa actually sits This way, my puny x s
Jun , Instead of a skirt around the deck, the architects left the structure exposed, showing how the house floats lightly above the gently sloping section the house, cantilevered over a small garden and surrounded by glass on three sides, bringing the outside directly into this otherwise solidly grounded house.
Mar , Tools and Materials to Level a Concrete Slab You won t find these materials at your local DIY center Instead, head to a local tile supply shop If you re not a contractor, call to make sure that they will sell to directly to consumers before making the trip You can find links for product info and availability in the
May , We considered everything from luxury vinyl planks, wood look tile and polished concrete, and we discussed the possibility of heated flooring, too To help with our decision, we spoke directly to the source our former tenants! We asked them if they ever felt that the original tile was too cold, and they let us
May , Pro Follow guides like tiling the bathroom and installing the shower doors This Pro Follow is the product of shadowing general contractor Steve Wartman and his crew on an actual job site, documenting their work There s no better resource for learning about home improvement than straight from a pro,
How to Build a Pool Deck is a compilation of all our research regarding above ground pool decks We ve taken what not only is standard and essential to the success of your Ledgers are pieces of lumber, usually a x or larger, that are bolted directly into a on than tile or cement Your deck will
Nov , One problem associated with some methods of securing lighter weight surface tiles, such as wooden deck tiles, to underlying support pedestals is that the deck surface must maintain an aesthetically acceptable appearance However, some methods use fasteners that are visible on the deck surface, which
Jun , The deck always felt really sturdy, so we were surprised But also surprised that our deck was still standing! All the supports looked like this, or worse Eek! That s what you get when you put wood directly in the ground! So we took the whole thing down! Fast forward two years later, and we still have no deck!
Oct , Concrete couldn t give us the aesthetic we were looking for, and the available premade tile sizes were too small. This custom project totaled However, the metal trim was removed after the terrazzo cured, and the edge was ground and polished smooth for a clean transition Pros of the sand cushion