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Future Erosion Problem? Paver Patio

QUESTION: Is this paver patio a future erosion issue? Was this done properly? DETAILS: Paver patio is elevated on 6"+ of base material at farthest point from the house. Paver edges are secured ...
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how to repair a concrete patio slab with crumbling edges

A brick-on-sand patio was added to the house back in the 1970s atop a poured concrete foundation that goes down 36", below frost-depth, per local code. A brick-veneer was adhered with mortar to ...
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I laid my back patio flush with the back door. I know this isn’t right, now what do I do?

I paid a family friend to lay a concrete patio attached to my back door. He laid it too high. Specifically flush with the back door. I know now this can be a big water issue but can’t imagine how to ...
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Sewer backflow pipe in middle of paver patio

I'm installing a paver patio in my backyard and have a sewer backflow pipe in the middle of the area where the patio is going. What options do I have for lowering or covering the pipe so that it is ...
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How deep should I dig to lay 20mm thick porcelain paving?

I've seen various different recommendations for laying porcelain paving slabs. The main difference seems to be whether a concrete layer is added on top of the hardcore. Most guides (like this one) ...
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Replacing load bearing beams in a covered porch to patio conversion

I'm starting a project to turn my covered porch deck into a covered stamped concrete patio. The 3 support posts for the roof all need replaced. There is a 4th post that needs replaced as well that is ...
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Patio Roof Cover - Will This Hold Up To Code & Be Strong

My first time posting. I plan on building a patio roof in my back yard. It will have a metal roof on top. Is this plan, span, strong enough and to code. I'm located near Charleston, South Carolina ...
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Are the straps in my patio chairs supposed to be loose? [closed]

I bought a patio set and underneath the cushions are straps but they all look loose, are they supposed to be like that?
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Is it okay to remove the roof gutter when installing patio cover connected to the roof fascia?

I want to install an insulated patio roof over a balcony by connecting it to the house roof fascia. The patio roof panels are too thick to fit under the house roof gutter. Is it okay to remove the ...
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Adding a pergola to existing deck, post anchors?

I have an aging cedar deck I'd like to add a small pergola to for use this summer, maybe next, before I replace the deck with something new (probably composite Trex). I think I have a simple design I ...
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Rain caused the core of patio door to expand. Can this door be fixed and how do I prevent this in the future?

I have this door to our patio, which seems to have a cheap core (i.e., it's not solid wood). It's been raining a lot lately, and I think the core of the door somehow absorbed a lot of water. The core ...
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How to remove a stubborn patio door track insert

I'm trying to rearrange some patio door panels such that instead of the doors opening in the centre, it would open from the right side. In order to do this I need to shift the stationary panel from ...
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Best foundation option for a garden workshop shed

I am soon to be moving into a new house with a blank canvas of a garden. I enjoy woodworking and have been looking at buying a workshop shed, approximately 12ft x 10ft, to go in the garden so I don't ...
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weather stripping wood piece replacement

In my house, the weatherstripping wood piece under the front door to the patio was worn out over the years, so I took it off, the problem is that I couldn't find a replacement. The wood piece is about ...
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Need advice on porch conversion to sunroom

First, a huge THANK YOU to the community for helping me through a major kitchen and living room renovation. Couldn’t have done without your advise and guidance. I am now exploring the possibility of ...
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Patio Deck Piers Construction

I have some piers under my patio deck. What kind of pier is it? Are there concrete footings underneath these green poles? I am remaking my deck, and would like to add some more of these. I can't see ...
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What is the purpose of a 6" base gravel layer in patio installation?

All standard drawings for patio installation show a base gravel layer. What is the purpose of this layer? Depending on the answer, I am curious what this forum feels about this product as replacement ...
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Outdoor kitchen on sloped patio

I am building an outdoor kitchen using standard 8"x8"x16" concrete blocks on a concrete patio which slopes away from the house. The length of kitchen is 120" and the slope of the ...
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Can I use a .006" (.15mm) orifice mist nozzle on a mid-pressure patio misting system?

Specifically, the pressure is around 200 PSI. I get the impression from what I have Googled that .006 and below may only work for high-pressure systems.
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Rafters directly to steel beam with structural screws?

I'm building a patio cover. I have 2x6 rafters that will sit on top a steel C-beam. My first thought was to bolt a 2x4 to the top of the beam and use Simpson hangers to attach the rafters. I also have ...
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How do I make a pink-powdered-sand grout to seal outdoor stone patio?

I brought back some pink powdered sand from a recent vacation. I want to use it to grout and seal a stone patio I laid at the bottom of an outdoor stairwell with a drain. How should/can I do this?
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Should Cement Patio be Poured Level with Foundation?

We want to pour cement at the front door but aren't sure if we should pour it below, level with, or above the existing foundation. If we pour it above, wouldn't there be a good chance water would be ...
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Where can I drill onto exterior walls of the house and detached garage for installing the heavier patio string lights

I am a new home owner and not really aware if I would cause long term damage by drilling any where I feel like. So I am seeking help from the forum. Highly appreciate all the help ! The lights will be ...
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Handling water flowing over a patio

I have a water issue in our backyard that can mostly be solved by our neighbor handling it properly. But even if they do, I expect a large storm to put us in the current situation. The consequence of ...
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Replacing a Bent 36" x 80" Sliding Screen Door?

I'm looking to replace a bent 36 x 80 sliding screen door (screen no longer closes at the bottom leaving a sizable wedge open out to the air), but I can't find any that are the right size at Home ...
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Building patio using natural stone and mortar

I have a new house and there are rocks all over the place here. The sizes of these rocks range from 3x3x3 inches to 2x2x2 feet, all coming in irregular shapes. I have an area roughly 10x30 feet and I ...
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How should I fill a 3" gap between patio and home exterior

I recently had my house re-sided from stucco to a much thinner Hardie Board. There is now a 3" gap between the foundation and patio. Both for considerations of water proofing and my spotty ...
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Patio Door identification

I'm trying to find a replacement panel for a patio door. Does anyone know what the door would be based on this label I found on it? Thanks
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substitute for missing patio umbrella parts

I have a weighted patio umbrella base in which you insert a curved metal piece and then tighten the umbrella into place by hand-twisting a bolt into place. I seem to have lost the metal insert and ...
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How to Raise/Level a Sunken Patio Slab at the corner?

I recently purchased a house and it has a very nice, solid backyard patio slab. The slab has no cracks whatsoever and is attached well to the house's foundation/slab. However, due to the property ...
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Should I let my contractor drill and set rebar dowels in my concrete storm shelter to secure a concrete patio that will be poured around it?

I want to pour a 16 x 22 patio from my house foundation (slab) and encasing 3/4 sides of the storm shelter. The contractor states he will drill and place rebar dowel every 2 feet into the foundation ...
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Longevity Stamped Concrete vs. Normal Concrete?

I have a backyard and have a planned 950 sq. ft. patio to be poured. In the past, I've had normal broom swept concrete for a patio and this time I'm thinking of going to a stamped concrete with ...
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What is the best proportion sand/cement to do pavers?

I want to make my own patio using pre-made molds. I would like to know if I can use only cement and sand. Will it be resistant or do I need to add aggregates. What should be the ratio?
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Can this failing concrete patio be resurfaced and how?

Parts of my concrete patio are eroding from around the gravel on the surface. I think it was built in the 70s or 80s. Some parts of the patio are in great condition, others are very bad. Shown ...
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Sanding Down Portion of Flagstone Patio

Good morning - I'm installing a new door to my crawl space that provides a tighter seal. The older door left a small gap underneath the door. The crawl space door is right off of my flagstone patio. ...
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How should I drain an area of gravel between a sidewalk and retaining wall?

We are reclaiming a flower bed and extending our existing patio. After a gully washer I am now concerned about drainage for this 5ft by 36ft impervious surface we are adding. We are also adding a ...
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The right base for a gravel patio

There's lots of information online and videos on YouTube on how to build a gravel patio, but they usually don't have enough specifics. They say "you may want to do this" or "pour base ...
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When should I seal fir deck boards on my porch?

I'm replacing my rotted out deck that's old tongue and groove fir planks. I'm treating them with Borate mix today and tomorrow and would like a natural finish in the end. It's a covered deck. I've ...
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How to remove bricks cemented on patio floor? Who do we hire? [closed]

My patio has some bricks cemented on top of older ones that I wish to remove. What kind of service do we need to hire for having the top bricks removed? Cement or mortar was used to set the bricks.
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Options for insulating glass sliding patio door in master bedroom other than replacing it?

Our master bedroom is a lot colder than any other room in the house. From what I can see, the patio door is leaking in a lot of cold. We don't want to replace the entire patio door right now. Looking ...
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Sealing Pet Odor on Balcony Floor

We recently purchased a condo that used to be a rental unit and balcony reeks of pet urine. I cannot completely tell the type of material used for the flooring but it looks like it’s epoxy sand or ...
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Hanging lights from a gap?

I live in an apartment complex with a small-ish patio. Every year they have a decorating contest, and I always try to hang some lights using command hooks, but they never quite hold on to the concrete,...
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Rough opening is too small for sliding patio doors

Just before installing a sliding glass patio door today in our self-built home, we measured the rough opening and it is 1-3/4 inch too short for the height of the slider. (The slider is 6 feet wide by ...
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Any rule of thumb about flagstone size?

I understand that this is a mater of esthetics and there are different styles of flagstone patio layout - tighter, loser, more uniform, more natural, etc. I'm looking for any rule of thumb range for ...
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Concrete patio slopes toward garage causing water seepage

As indicated in inspection report photo my concrete patio slopes toward the garage so when there’s heavy rain water seeps into the garage. Is installing a French drain the only way to fix this or is ...
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Can I put crushed stone on top of sand base for brick patio?

I have a brick patio that is not level and filled with weeds. There are areas where it slopes down and the back up. I live in Maryland so it can get really hot and cold but I have not seen other areas ...
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Does the quality of fill dirt matter?

Does the quality of fill dirt matter? For example, in my application, I need to fill an area where I'm planning to have a gravel patio. I picked up a yard of dirt from a local supply place and, upon ...
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Paver Patio with Backfill Settlement Around Block Foundation

Main Question: I've been told that a concrete skirt (8" sloped pad) below the frost line and attached to the foundation via rebar is a good solution for putting pavers next to a block wall ...
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How to prep site for patio on uneven ground?

I'm going to be putting a patio in behind our house and trying to figure out how deep I need to go. I'm going to be covering a 18' area that has a slight dip running the length of it. I could go two ...
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Glass materials for patio cover

I found this picture and interested in knowing what glass materials being used for the patio cover. Is it just fixed single pane glass (from local home improvement store)? And if so, how do I attach ...
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