DEAR TIM: This past weekend I was at a party and sat on a bench that was built into the deck. It was such a clever idea and it had handy armrests that were perfect to set food plates or drinks on. I want to build bench seating on my deck. What are the most […]
Polymeric Sand Installation TIPS Pavers must be dry as a bone Brush sand into joints at a 45-degree angle Use a backpack blower to remove all dust After water activation, blow off all standing water CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I need to use polymeric sand on an upcoming […]
Paver Patio DIY TIPS Visit different suppliers to see all the varied pavers Lift the stones to see if you can handle them WATCH the videos below to help you understand sand strength Use concrete sand for simple backyard patios and walkways CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I’ve decided […]
Pergola Ideas for Small Patios TIPS Scale is very important - think Big for small patios Wind load is real and pergolas can blow over or away Use DIY copper rot treatment for buried posts Mix lumber species and stains for multi-colored WOW factor CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: […]
Out in nature when it rains on soil, most of the water goes into the ground. Yeah, this column is about drainage paving stones, but you need to know something first. I say this assuming: it's not a downpour the soil is not saturated from days of rain the soil isn't frozen or some other […]
Colored brick pavers have been around since the late 1970s. I remember when these interlocking colored concrete bricks were introduced. Homeowners were attracted to them like flies to picnic food. When I first saw them, I knew there would be problems with them. First, they were made from regular concrete. Small pieces of stone were […]
A patio constructed of patio pavers can add a very distinctive look to your home. If installing patio pavers is done correctly, the brick paver patio will last of years. Traditional clay-brick pavers, set in mortar, make for a great patio design and low maintenance.
How To Tile Step Trim TIPS Add Color and Dimension with Different Tiles Stair Riser Tile Adds Character and Flair Match Tile to Mood and House Theme Make Sure Tile is made for Outdoors CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I’ve got an exciting outdoor patio project I’m about to […]