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  • Polymeric sand effectively fills and interlocks joints between paving units. Read on to determine if this paver joint sand solution is the one for your next outdoor pavement project. Learn about what a polymer is, its history, and how to use this dry joint sand stabilizer.

    Polymeric Sand

    Polymeric Sand

    by hardscape0

  • If you are dreaming of an outdoor deck to enjoy neighborhood barbeques and family gatherings, you’ve come to the right place. Start by familiarizing yourself with the different types of decking materials available today. This is the first step in making that backyard deck dream a reality!

    Types of Outdoor Decking Materials

    Types of Outdoor Decking Materials

    by lindacee13

  • A simple patio design for a small backyard can transform your outdoor space. Create an outdoor room; start with a patio!

    How to Build a Small Backyard Patio

    How to Build a Small Backyard Patio

    by Sharon Bellissimo81

  • Loose material is an easy-to-install alternative for a DIY home patio. This article contains both step-by-step instructions and some great examples for inspiration.

    How to Build a Loose-Material Patio

    How to Build a Loose-Material Patio

    by Sharon Bellissimo31

  • Tips, thoughts, ideas and construction details of building a covered deck. While it does take some work, it is not impossible.

    How to Build Your Own Covered Deck

    How to Build Your Own Covered Deck

    by Dan Harmon10

  • Design, estimate and build a deck. Instructions to lay out and cut stringers to build a stairs. Mathematical formulas used to estimate building construction. Build steps, carpentry tricks.

    Estimate and Build a Deck in 7 easy steps

    Estimate and Build a Deck in 7 easy steps

    by Randy Hirneisen3

  • A screen room provides lots of outdoor living space. Check out our project to get ideas for what you might do.

    How We Constructed a Screen Room

    How We Constructed a Screen Room

    by Virginia Allain2

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