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  • Build a Patio or Walkway from Pavers

    Patios, Punch! February 2, 2009 Sonia

    Brick patios, walks and garden terraces are some of the easiest-to-build home projects. They not only create a pleasurable outdoor space, but also add to the value of your home. The work, however, is fairly strenuous and the construction is permanent, so it’s important to thoroughly plan the project before you begin. You don’t want to tear up a brick […]

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  • Build a Stone Firepit

    Masonry/Stone, Patios February 2, 2009 admin

      Build a simple firepit in a weekend and add ambience to your backyard. Find inspiration here, and then follow our step-by-step guidelines to create your own cozy outdoor retreat, where your guests can enjoy nightly tall tales, ghost stories, or sing-alongs.   Good to Know If you need a portable solution, Lowe’s carries a variety of freestanding fire bowls […]

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  • Build a Patio Using Pavers

    Patios, Stone and Concrete February 2, 2009 Matt Weber

    My mom wanted a patio. She wanted a nice, shady place beside her house to relax, read, sip lemonade and host the occasional barbecue. This meant Dad and I had a new project on our hands.   The ground next to the house—the proposed patio location—sloped toward the rear of the yard. A sloped patio meant spilt drinks, toppling chairs […]

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  • Tips for Building a Retaining Wall

    Construction How-To, Landscaping, Patios, walls February 2, 2009 admin

      Yards are like people, they come in all shapes and sizes. Some folks are fit, others are flabby. Some yards are flat, others are hilly or sloped. And, like people, some yards could use a little work. When necessary to create a level surface on a slope, building a retaining wall has been the answer for thousands of years. […]

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