Patio & Decks

Tips and information on projects related to decks & patios.

Deck Skirting on a Budget

Deck Skirting – On a Budget

Deck skirting can run on the expensive side, but you can save money if you are okay with repurposing things you already have available or just taking a DIY approach.  Some things you can use for deck skirting are premade deck skirting, lattice, vertical boards, or plants. You decide based on what you have available…

Should I Insulate My Covered Patio

Should I Insulate My Covered Patio? (Explained)

The answer to this question is simple yet complicated. I don’t want to give you an answer without telling you how to accomplish it.   You should absolutely insulate your patio. Insulating your patio and the structure around it can help lower your energy bill and balance the temperature so you can use your outdoor living…

Before Choosing a Pea Gravel Patio

What You Should Know Before Choosing a Pea Gravel Patio

When I was growing up, I had an aunt who had a pea-gravel walkway through stacked natural stone planters that led to her house. It was a lovely design, a precursor but to me, also something more colorful than a planned concrete walkway. My mother and father made a patio beneath their yard swing out…

3 Things that Affect Value of Outdoor Projects

3 Things That Affect the Value of Outdoor Projects to a Home

Whether you’re just getting into your home or you’ve been there a while and know that you might want to sell the house in the future, homeowners like you and I tend to want to develop our backyard space. If you are building something from scratch or adding to an existing backyard, the temptation to…

5 Common Problems with Wood Decks

5 Most Common Problems With Wood Decks (With Tips)

Wood decks are the only way to go for a lot of homeowners. If your exit is too high above the ground, you can’t exactly build a concrete pad or use pavers for your outdoor living space. So, building a deck is a must. And unless you want to use high-end Polywood (wood made mostly…

How to Clean Dog Urine from Concrete?

How Can I Clean Dog Urine from a Concrete Patio? (Answered)

Having a dog use your concrete patio as a urinal can be very frustrating. This article talks about ways to clean urine from concrete and how you can deter your dog from doing it again.

How to Clean Concrete with Pressure Washer

How To Clean Concrete With a Pressure Washer (Helpful Tips)

The quickest way to clean concrete is by using a pressure washer. This article covers why you should use a pressure washer for concrete and things to watch out for to prevent damage to your concrete.

Best Way to Clean Your Concrete Completely

The Best Ways to Clean Your Concrete Patio Completely

Cleaning your concrete patio is a subject that we all need to know more about. This article covers multiple ways to keep your concrete clean and looking good.

How to Clean Black Spots on Concrete

What Causes Black Spots on Concrete? (4 Types Explained)

If you have black spots on your concrete and want to get rid of them then this article is for you. Learn what causes the black spots and ways you can clean them.

Which is Best? Concrete, Paver, or Wood Deck?

Which is Best? A Concrete Patio, Pavers, or a Wooden Deck (Explained)

I’ve had people ask which material is best for their outdoor space. This article explains the differences between the materials and which one is best for each project.

Is a Concrete Patio Right for Your Outdoor Space

Is A Concrete Patio Right For Your Awesome Outdoor Living Space?

Thinking about adding a new patio to your outdoor living space? Want to make sure what you choose adds value to your property then check out this article!

Best Foundation Material for Concrete Patio

What You Need to Know Before Pouring a Concrete Patio; A Useful Guide

One of the most important things to consider when pouring a concrete patio is the sub-base. It can make or break your project and this article tells all!