Rae Holmes Patio, 2017-05-23 19:28:40. Cheer Up Your Concrete Patio! Many people now use their patio as the center of their home entertaining. But for some homes, the patio is still simply a concrete pad in the back yard. If you want to start using your patio for barbecues, outdoor dining or just as somewhere to sit and relax, then maybe the time has come to do something about the drab, old, and perhaps cracked concrete slab. Why not give it a makeover, and improve the value of your home at the same time?
Evangeline Espinoza Patio, 2017-06-20 06:18:40. Now, firm up the subsoils using a compactor with least compressive force of 3200 pounds and begin adding 6-7 inches of crushed stone on top. Add thickness of 2-3 inches at a time until within 3 inches of the string line.
Sherrie Carpenter Patio, 2017-06-17 13:48:39. Perhaps the concrete is basically sound, but has a few hairline cracks. In that case you can lay porcelain or stone tiles over the top, to give an elegant finish to your patio. It's a good idea to use tiles with a textured finish, to reduce the risk of slipping when the tiles are wet. You can use other materials such as sandstone, limestone, granite or slate, as long as they are properly sealed. If you often have freezing conditions over winter, then ensure the tiles don't absorb high levels of water, or they might crack. Be aware, too, that existing cracks in the concrete may expand and cause the tiles on top to crack as well.
Rae Lewis Patio, 2017-06-17 01:58:19. Metal fire pits come in a wide array of styles. Some have ultra-modern designs, with marble outlays and firm lines. Some use glass mosaics and copper to produce a vintage look. Either way, metal fire pits will add significant aesthetic value to your patio. They are composed of many different materials, including steel, copper, slate, glass and even granite. You will easily find a style that matches your current patio decor.
Sherrie Carpenter Patio, 2017-06-13 18:29:16. Then we come to an electric powered patio heater. And within this type, you have a number of different choices to also make. There are electric patio heaters that can plug directly into an outlet (but not many, unless that outlet is dedicated just for this). When it is evident that the style and power needed is more than what can be plugged in, you have to consider the cost to have an electrician run wiring just for the patio heater. And with this type, you can also be strapped to where it can be placed to provide the heat you are looking for. Some are ceiling (or rafter) mounted and their base allows for some movement to direct heat to a specific spot.
Sherrie Carpenter Patio, 2017-06-18 21:49:03. A Kansas City company that specializes in concrete patio design will be able to offer clients in this thriving central Midwestern area a large selection of ideas, materials and prices for their patios. From retaining walls to polished flooring, concrete is no longer the material used strictly for garage floors and driveways. It is now a staple for many homeowners and businesses, and a company will be able to provide estimates and even pictures of previous work. Fountains, pavers, and poured concrete can be used to emphasize any garden spot beautifully, and the experts can help provide an outdoor transformation.
Noemi Wiley Patio, 2017-06-18 21:12:10. In closing, do your research thoroughly then enjoy that book long into the evening while staying warm and comfy on your patio.
Brandi Campos Patio, 2017-06-19 05:47:07. In today's tough economic times, homeowners are looking for ways to spruce up their living environments with products that offer the most bang for their buck. Sales of fire pits have skyrocketed in recent years. They provide exceptional value when compared to other patio items. For example, you can acquire one for as little as seventy dollars. A simple table set for your deck can cost four times that! You can add real value to your outdoor living space by purchasing a simple iron fire pit.
Marissa Booker Patio, 2017-06-19 18:10:22. There's also Levolor's exclusive BackStacker feature that keeps sometimes-unruly vertical vanes neatly and discretely stacked when open. Another consideration is insulation. Glass patio doors offer a lot of surface area for cold air to get in, and investing in either vertical cellular shades or heavy insulated curtains is an easy way to save on your heating bill.
Rae Holmes Patio, 2017-06-18 05:34:54. Shade structures were once all made from canvas. However, today there are many colourful acrylic fibres that are woven together to make shade cloths. The cloths are long lasting and tough, making damage from wind or storm unlikely. The closeness of the weave creates different levels of protection against the sun, giving the consumer yet more choice about the amount of protection desired - and cost, too.
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