Maggie
Maggie
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Asked on Oct 14, 2017

What's a cheap way to diy a patio?

Meem KaplanKar11696955

Answered

Cheapest and easiest way to do s 8ft x 8ft patio. I'm a single mum so would be doing it on my own

2 answers
  • Kar11696955
    on Oct 14, 2017

    Check out pallets, there are so many projects to convert them, check on Pinterest for suggestions on what style you are looking for. Have fun with it!
  • Meem Kaplan
    on Oct 15, 2017

    I would (and did) a patio and the first time I laid out the pavers (6"X12"X1") I just did them straight across the area. I didn't like that so I did them on a 45degree angle. Then I edged the tips and empty triangles at the edge and put black stones in the triangles. I'm pretty sure there will be a video or tutorial on the prep for it either here or on YouTube.com. At least with the pavers you won't have to deal with under bracing or anything. Just pack down the dirt really well, add sand and level it and then place the pavers on top, sweep sand over it all so it gets into the voids between the pavers and soak it down. I have wooly thyme growing in the cracks. All I have to do is hose it down to clean it off.
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