Decks and Patios

Decks and patios are an extension of the home used for outdoor living. They extend the size of your home and if done right, provide a quite relaxing place to take a break from the stress of the day.

Picture of a detached patio

Decks and patios are perhaps the first real building project for most DIY people. Whether you are trying to improve what you have or build it from scratch, there is sure to be an article here to help you out.


03-21-2009
Guide to Patio Materials
When it comes to building patios, there are so many options that it can make your head spin. There are concrete, square pavers, round pavers, notched pavers, and even stone materials like flagstone. A......Read More


03-21-2009
How to Build a Functional Patio
So you've decided to build a patio, but you aren't sure how to design it to meet your needs. Building a patio can add a great deal of functionality if you do it right, but there are several factors yo......Read More


01-01-2009
A Deck Adds Value
Building a deck to add on to your home is a worthwhile addition for a variety of reasons. Not only will you be able to enjoy more time outside grilling out or having parties with friends and family, b......Read More


01-01-2009
Deck Building Materials
Building a deck for your home is a worthwhile project that can add tremendous value, but you also need to make sure that you are prepared and ready for such a large job. There are a handful of differe......Read More