Patio Installation

Even the most inexperienced do-it-yourselfer can install a simple patio or dress up an existing space. All it takes are the right tools and the right instruction. We've gathered everything you need to know from start to finish. If you're beginning from scratch, start with a little prep to successfully construct a beautiful patio.

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How to Set a Diagonal Herringbone Brick Pattern
Laying a new brick patio? Read this first. We'll show you how to lay a trendy herringbone pattern.
How to Lay a Mortared Brick Patio
A beautiful patio is within your reach. With our help, you'll learn where and how to start laying bricks for a mortared brick patio.
How to Provide Drainage for Your Yard
Prevent water build-up in your yard by building an underground drain. We'll walk you through the simple 4-step process. 
How to Pour a Concrete Landing Pad
Protect your patio or sidewalk from cracks by installing a concrete landing pad. Our step-by-step instructions will show you how to pour one.
How to Work with Concrete Block
Every great home improvement plan starts with the basics. Learn how to set a solid base for a concrete block wall and lay out a strong foundation.
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Cast in Stone: DIY Landscape Accent
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How to Resurface Your Patio

Want to make an old patio look like new? Learn how to resurface concrete with our expert advice. We'll walk you through the entire process and help you reclaim your patio in just one weekend.