The Anatomy of a Patioby Tim Sanford on 02/15/11
We had a fun client a few weeks ago that chronicled his patio construction on Facebook. He called it the "Carville Landscape Big Dig!" I thought it would be a good opportunity to use the pictures to show future clients and do-it-yourselfers what to expect with the construction of a patio.
The Project: A raised patio with corner fire pit and retaining walls.
Day 1 - Let the digging begin!
Digging out the retaining wall footings.
Day 2 - Building the retaining walls.
Day 3 - Inserting drain pipes, compacting the stone base.
Day 4 - Ready for the sand and the brick!
Day 5 - With the patio down, now it is time for some finishing touches: the polymeric sand, decorative wall and wall caps. Here is the finished project!
We are ready for the marshmallows!